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  1. Smith: Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is one to watch for Florida's 2018 governor's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 10 | St. Petersburg Times

    The completion of downtown Tampa's Riverwalk means Mayor Bob Buckhorn is yet again touting his city's post-recession renaissance, a message we'll hear constantly if he runs for governor in 2018 as widely expected. Florida needs can-do, common sense leadership - the kind effective mayors provide --not rigid ideology and hyper partisan arguing so common in Tallahassee and Washington, Buckhorn often says.


  2. Police: Man struck, choked to death by roommate at Miami Beach hospital's psychiatric unitRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | St. Petersburg Times

    News agencies report 23-year-old Andre Brown was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of 55-year-old Alejandro Ortega. Police say Ortega was found lying on the bathroom floor of a room he shared with Brown at Mount Sinai Medical Center on Saturday.


  3. Treasure Island, Madeira Beach chamber pushes campaign to cut plastic on beachesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | St. Petersburg Times

    Spurred on by a young mother's concern over plastic's impact on the beaches and wildlife, business people in Treasure Island and Madeira Beach are pushing a campaign aimed at attacking the issue. The Treasure Island-Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce is embarking on a program to educate beach business owners about the harmful impact of plastic straws, bags and plastic foam containers.


  4. Hillsborough group wants marijuana civil citations extended to juvenilesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | St. Petersburg Times

    Hundreds of people crowded an event room Monday night at St. Lawrence Catholic Church's Higgins Hall to demand social change from their elected leaders. The Nehemiah Action, a community event put together by a coalition of local religious groups known as the Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality - HOPE - sought to have a new Tampa civil citation program for adults caught with small amounts of marijuana extended to juveniles.


  5. Tampa City Council okays civil fines for small amounts of marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2016 | St. Petersburg Times

    The City Council on Thursday eased the penalties for carrying misdemeanor amounts of marijuana, creating the option of imposing a civil fine instead of arresting offenders. Once Mayor Bob Buckhorn signs the ordinance, which he supports, the program could go into effect as soon as April.


  6. Tampa to discuss decriminalizing small amounts of marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2016 | St. Petersburg Times

    This time, they'll have something more to talk about than just the idea of giving out civil citations rather than arresting people. Mayor Bob Buckhorn's staff has drawn up an ordinance that would institute fines starting at $75 for possessing up to 20 grams, or about three-quarters of an ounce, of marijuana.


  7. Rep. Erik Fresen's close ties to charter schools continue to raise questions of conflictRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | St. Petersburg Times

    State Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, confers with colleagues on the floor during the debate on the House budget bill Thursday. [Associated Press] TALLAHASSEE - A familiar face is back at the center of a perennial tug-of-war in the Florida Legislature between privately-managed charter schools and district-run public schools over taxpayer money for construction projects: Erik Fresen, the Miami Republican who controls the purse for education funding in the Florida House.


  8. Florida mother said infant drowned before being placed in freezer, police report showsRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2016 | St. Petersburg Times

    A woman who misled police about her infant's whereabouts before finally admitting the child was dead in a freezer at the family's home, said the child drowned before he was placed in the freezer and that she ingested rat poison to try and kill herself, a Monroe County Sheriff's Office incident report says. After first telling officers she tossed her 4-month-old son into chilly waters below Marathon's Seven Mile Bridge, then insisting he was home safe with family, Paola Vargas-Ortiz told Monroe Sheriff's Deputy Rosa DiGiovanni, "I was bathing it and it slipped out of my hands," the report says.


  9. St. Petersburg ponders decriminalizing small-time marijuana possessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    In an effort to reduce the ranks of nonviolent offenders in local jails, City Council members asked Pinellas commissioners Thursday to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. But council members also authorized city attorneys to draft their own proposal in case Pinellas doesn't act and follow the lead of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties in reducing the punishment for the offense from possible jail time to a mere fine.


  10. Presidential candidates to chase campaign cash around Art Basel Miami BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Ah, to be among the glitterati who will descend this week on Art Basel Miami Beach. Nibbling on canapes.


  11. Florida's ACLU: 50 years of fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    It has defended the rights of Miami rapper Luther Campbell, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and Cuban band Los Van Van - along with gays, lesbians, welfare recipients, homeless people, sex offenders, death row inmates, ex-felons, voters, professors and doctors. In Florida, the American Civil Liberties Union boasts a long list of clients and causes over the past half-century - both popular and unpopular, sparking polarizing controversies every step of the way.


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