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Clearwater (Pinellas, Florida)

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  • Ethics bills languishing in Florida Legislature

    Ethics bills languishing in Florida Legislature
    TALLAHASSEE -- A year after passing sweeping reforms on political lobbying and conflicts-of-interests, proposals to impose even stronger ethical requirements on politicians are languishing in the Florida Legislature. An eclectic group of organizations,...
  • Legislators agree on Central Florida bike trail, other hometown projects

    Legislators agree on Central Florida bike trail, other hometown projects
    TALLAHASSEE -- In a $75 billion budget stuffed with hometown goodies, lawmakers Tuesday agreed to fund the expansion of a bike trail through Central Florida, a gun range in Brevard County, and a raft of other pet projects. Those two projects demonstrate...
  • Senate bucks 'Vinny' and sheds 'shakedown' language from its beer growler bill

    Senate bucks 'Vinny' and sheds 'shakedown' language from its beer growler bill
    TALLAHASSEE -- State lawmakers are backing off some controversial provisions of a beer bill likened to a mob-like shakedown of Florida's exploding craft brew industry. The bill, SB 1714 sponsored by Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, has been pushed by...
  • Hulk Hogan wrestling shoe worth $5,500 stolen from Florida beach shop

    Hulk Hogan wrestling shoe worth $5,500 stolen from Florida beach shop
    Police are searching for a woman who stole a signed wrestling shoe worth $5,500 from Hulk Hogan's Beach Shop in Clearwater Beach. Clearwater police said a woman in her 50s, who was possibly on vacation from Michigan, stole the shoe once worn by Hogan,...
  • Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules

    Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is poised to press ahead with its four-year push to dismantle state growth-management rules. The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a bill Thursday which exempts seven new counties and 20 cities from a...
  • UCF's Eric Skoglund named AAC pitcher of the year

    UCF's Eric Skoglund named AAC pitcher of the year
    UCF baseball swept two top American Athletic Conference postseason awards as junior Eric Skoglund was named the pitcher of the year and Terry Rooney was named coach of the year. The Knights (34-22 overall, 17-7 AAC) begin conference tournament play...
  • Round Lake man's spring break trip to Florida ends with fatal crash

    Round Lake man's spring break trip to Florida ends with fatal crash
    A devoted family man from the north suburbs who was "larger than life" was flying his teenage daughter and a friend to Florida for spring break when he was killed early this morning during a crash that left the two girls injured, according to family and...
  • Divisive craft-beer bill passes through Florida Senate

    Divisive craft-beer bill passes through Florida Senate
    A bill that craft-beer breweries view as an affront to their growing industry gained final approval in the Florida Senate Tuesday. The brewers like the part of the bill that would allow them to fill 64-ounce “growler” jugs of beer for...
  • Negron blocks in-state tuition bill for undocumented students

    Negron blocks in-state tuition bill for undocumented students
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Senate's budget chairman announced Thursday he was blocking a proposal to give in-state tuition to undocumented college students whose parents immigrated to the country illegally. The bill, SB 1400, sponsored by Sen. Jack...
  • Stop endangering our troops in Afghanistan

    Indeed, Afghanistan is not a perfect place. Nevertheless, since it’s not our responsibility to make it perfect, then why wait all the way until the end of 2016 to pull out the last of our troops? There will always be those factions of terror groups....
  • SCOTUS lacks religious diversity

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling endorsing prayers before public meetings is indeed indicative of the justices ideals and will no doubt open the floodgates of those wanting to conduct public prayers. Perhaps the high court’s decision...