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Five Tampa Bay area men charged in billion-dollar health care scheme

Five Tampa Bay area men charged in billion-dollar health care scheme

Five Tampa Bay area residents are wrapped up in what federal prosecutors are calling a billion-dollar telemedicine rip off.Starting in 2015, the defendants and their pharmacy companies set up an elaborate scheme that fraudulently solicited insurance ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Editorial: Restart selection process for Florida Supreme Court justices

Editorial: Restart selection process for Florida Supreme Court justices

The Florida Supreme Court reached the right conclusion by ruling that the next governor has the authority to appoint three new justices to the court rather than departing Gov. Rick Scott. That is practical and reasonable, and it reflects the will of ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
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Column: The Saudis may not have realized how unpopular they are outside the White House

The Saudi government spends tens of millions of dollars every year on lobbying in Washington and has, to a large extent, gotten a good return on its investment. President Donald Trump made the kingdom his first foreign visit as president last year, h...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Hurricane Michael: Significant crop damage expected in Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael: Significant crop damage expected in Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael impacted about 1 million acres of field crops and 3.6 million acres of upland forest in Florida, according to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.The most serious damage affects about 200,000 acres ...
Published: 10/16/18
Carlton: How about a little mayoral truth-telling about degrees, right here in Temple Terrace?

Carlton: How about a little mayoral truth-telling about degrees, right here in Temple Terrace?

Just outside Tampa and not far from the University of South Florida, Temple Terrace is a pretty city all its own, an old-school golf course community with shady oaks and a river running through it.This might not be where youíd expect political sparks...
Published: 10/16/18
Editorial: Bilirakis mimics Trump, colleagues in misleading voters

Editorial: Bilirakis mimics Trump, colleagues in misleading voters

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis wants voters to believe he is different than his Republican colleagues in Congress and President Donald Trump. The Palm Harbor Republican says he pays more attention to local issues than to the president, claims he doesn't loo...
Published: 10/15/18
Updated: 10/16/18
Hurricane Michael reminds us itís past time to get smarter about where we build

Hurricane Michael reminds us itís past time to get smarter about where we build

Avoidance is a great way to mitigate risk. As in, get out of troubleís way, or donít be there to begin with.When it comes to hurricanes, that good advice is getting harder to heed. In Florida, we continue to build along our coasts, often just a few f...
Published: 10/15/18
PolitiFact Florida: No evidence that Andrew Gillum is running from FBI

PolitiFact Florida: No evidence that Andrew Gillum is running from FBI

A Republican ad portrays Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum as a man on the run from law enforcement amid an FBI corruption investigation in his city."Andrew Gillum is running for governor and also from the FBI," the Republican Party of Florida ad says....
Published: 10/15/18
Is Tampa Bay headed for another housing bubble? Not this time around

Is Tampa Bay headed for another housing bubble? Not this time around

Home prices keep climbing. Houses sprout in long dormant parts of Pasco and Hillsborough counties. Condo towers rise in our downtowns. Itís no wonder Iím often asked whether we are creating another housing bubble like the one that plunged the economy...
Published: 10/12/18
Updated: 10/15/18
Editorial: Rays' purchase of Rowdies good for St. Petersburg

Editorial: Rays' purchase of Rowdies good for St. Petersburg

The Tampa Bay Rays' purchase of the Rowdies soccer team adds some stability to the region's roster of professional sports franchises. It also guarantees that the Rowdies, who have amassed an enthusiastic fan base in a short time, will keep playing in...
Published: 10/12/18