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Hillsborough County Commissioner Harry Cohen talks taxes, elections, transportation and more

Harry Cohen has served on the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners since being elected in 2020; he was re-elected in 2022. He doesn’t have to run for re-election this year, but still wears the...

David Straz says running a retail campaign for Tampa mayor ‘is going to be pretty easy’

Philanthropist and former banker David Straz officially announced his candidacy for Tampa mayor on Monday night, unveiling a website that includes a statement and video about why he wants to lead the city in 2019....

Ed Turanchik lays out his vision to become Tampa’s next mayor before hundreds in Tampa Heights

Although the next mayor of Tampa may not be known for more than a year, Ed Turanchik is sure off to a swift start. The 62-year-old attorney and civic activist has already raised over $100,000...
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Tampa Police Chief takes questions from council on “biking while black”

The Tampa Police Chief answered questions Thursday morning from members of City Council about last month’s Department of Justice report that found police disproportionally stopped black bicyclists. The report concluded that despite evidence of “stark racial...
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After 13 deadlocks and accusations of gesture Tampa City Council picks Suarez new Chair

It took fourteen contentious rounds of voting – and even accusations of a menacing gesture – but Tampa City Council now has a new chair: Mike Suarez. The vote matters because if Mayor Bob Buckhorn...
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Tampa infrastructure changes could buffer from sea-level rise

Tampa’s downtown – and much of the city – is only a few feet above current sea level; emphasis on “current.” But by the end of the century ocean levels across the globe are expected...

Occupy Tampa marches to City Hall

When Occupy Tampa heard that there would be a final vote on the city’s panhandling ordinance, they rallied the troops, and planned a march on City Council. But as their recent encounters with law enforcement...

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