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City of Tampa poised to cut off funding for two non-profit TV stations

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The City of Tampa is poised to end the funding for two non-profit television channels. Needless to say, the cuts are not going over well with those impacted.

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Bob Buckhorn apologies for military conference joke

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Over the course of six years as mayor, Bob Buckhorn has said things that have offended some people, but he has rarely (if ever) been forced to apologize. Until now. Unless you’ve been avoiding local (now national) press over the past couple of days, you know the mayor has been (metaphorically) under fire since the Tampa Bay Times’ Howard Altman reported Friday afternoon on a number of reporters who took offense with a crack Buckhorn made at a military conference last week at the Tampa Convention Center.…

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Bob Buckhorn announces paid family leave plan for full-time city of Tampa workers

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Nearly six years into his tenure, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn says the City of Tampa will now begin providing paid parental leave to full-time workers. The new policy will provide primary caregivers with eight (8) weeks and secondary caregivers with two (2) weeks of paid leave after the birth of a new child or placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care. Full-time employees who have completed their first year with the City of Tampa will be eligible…

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Bob Buckhorn says if asked, he would have signed immigration letter to Donald Trump

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On Wednesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel traveled to Trump Tower to hand deliver a letter signed by 17 big-city Democratic mayors urging President-elect Donald Trump to reconsider his vow to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the provision that protects young, so-called Dreamers who came to the country before the age of 16 from deportation and allows them to study and work in the U.S. “Ending DACA would disrupt the lives of close to one million young people, and it would disrupt the sectors of…

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Ansley Z Kids Co. joins Sundial

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Today The Edwards Group announced the addition of Ansley Z Kids Co. to the Sundial lifestyle center. Ansley Z will feature children’s clothing, accessories, shoes, toys, gifts and more, and will take over the space formerly occupied by L.O.L. Kids. Ansley Z Kids Co., owned and operated by Jackie Zumba, will be a compliment to Sundial’s highly successful Jackie Z Style Co., also owned by Zumba. Zumba made her name in fashion retailing after opening Jackie Z Style Co. on Sarasota’s Main Street. The shop…

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Bob Buckhorn to meet with Frank Reddick this Friday

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Bob Buckhorn will meet with Tampa City Council Chairman Frank Reddick this Friday, according to Ashley Bauman, the mayor’s spokesperson. The sit-down discussion will take place eight days after the Council voted on a motion calling for the two leading officials in city government to convene, as the rhetoric has grown hotter during the past month over who has the power to select the members of a police Civilian Review Board (CRB). “Mayor, there is a cloud of distrust over police-community…

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