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USF Bulls seek to avenge last year’s loss to Temple

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For the second straight week, the University of South Florida Bulls will play at home in prime time on ESPN. Last Friday featured a 47-23 blowout of Illinois while this week brings American Athletic Conference rival Temple (2-1) to Raymond James Stadium to open league play for both teams. The 3-0 Bulls, ranked 21st in the AP Top 25 and 17th in the Amway Coaches Poll, will be looking to avenge last year’s 46-30 loss to the Owls in Philadelphia. It…

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Justin Bean leading grocery drive to aid those impacted by Irma

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While power has now been restored to every household in St. Petersburg, some families still struggle after having to throw out food spoiled during the outage following Hurricane Irma.

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Tampa Chamber to Bob Buckhorn: No tax hike

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has rarely been at odds with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce during his six-and-a-half years in office. But his proposal to raise property taxes in the city for the first time in 29 years is being rejected by the Chamber.

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St. Pete City Council candidates slam Duke Energy at candidate forum

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Campaigns for three City Council seats in St. Petersburg perked up again Wednesday night at the Sunshine Center, with Duke Energy as the main target. 

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Joe Henderson: Bad timing for USF money request

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The medical school and heart institute being built by the University of South Florida in downtown Tampa is ambitious and more than a little bold. It can be major step in the ongoing re-invention of the city’s urban core. Speaking of bold, that’s the word that came to mind after reading the News Service of Florida story about how USF plans to ask state lawmakers for an additional $21 million next year to complete funding for the school. That’s on…

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Matt Gaetz endorses Ashley Moody for AG

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Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz of northwest Florida has endorsed fellow Republican Ashley Moody to be elected the state’s next attorney general in 2018. “Florida needs an Attorney General with the experience to make headway against the dangers we face as Floridians, the courage to stand up for law enforcement, and the fortitude to defend our Constitutional rights,” Gaetz said in a statement.

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Hurricane demonstrated need to end newspapers’ monopoly on public notices

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Since the inception of local newspapers centuries ago, classified advertisements have been one of the industry’s primary financial engines. Then came the internet, and a website called Craigslist.

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