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Starbucks chairman questions country’s ‘moral fiber’

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Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz says the events surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend have put the “moral fiber” of the country in question.

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Tampa International to host job fair next week, more than 250 available jobs

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As Phase 1 of the Tampa International Airport master plan continues, job opportunities will be available in the coming year as a new car rental office, restaurants and other retail outlets begin opening.

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Marco Rubio looking for a landlord willing to take a chance

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In Tampa and Jacksonville, Sen. Marco Rubio or his staff does not hold office hours. Office hours require an office to do that. Two months ago, Florida’s junior senator had seven locations around the state and one in Washington, D.C. designed to help constituents with issues involving their government. Only five exist now in Florida. The reason? Last month Rubio’s Tampa landlord decided not to renew his office lease due to the massive disruptions caused by “protestors.” A few weeks…

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St. Pete City Council candidate Brandi Gabbard wants more economic prosperity to Gateway District

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Brandi Gabbard calls herself an everyday person representing everyday people. Her bid for St. Petersburg City Council District 2 this year may be her first run for public office, but when it comes to working on public policy and serving the community, Gabbard’s no rookie. The Indiana native moved to St. Petersburg in 2003 and began selling real estate in 2005 (she’s been with Smith & Associates since 2011). Nearly a decade ago, Gabbard joined the Pinellas Realtor Organization as a volunteer and immediately…

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New anti-pot video claims Amendment 2 allows ‘5,000’ marijuana shops in Florida

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If Florida passes a constitutional amendment in November to legalize medical marijuana, opponents of the measure say the Sunshine State could soon be swamped with more pot shops than McDonald’s, 7-Eleven and Starbucks combined. That’s the message from a new video — titled “5,000” — produced by the Vote No on 2 campaign, which claims that if Amendment 2 passes, the door could open for as many as 5,000 marijuana dispensaries across the state. The group says the video is…

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New video: Let’s Get to Work calls Rick Scott heckler a “latte liberal”

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Let’s Get to Work, the political fundraising committee affiliated with Gov. Rick Scott, is striking back against the Starbucks patron who called him an “a**hole” this week, labeling her a “latte liberal” in a new video.  The 1-minute clip surfaced Friday on the group’s website and YouTube. The governor had stopped into a Gainesville Starbucks when former Lake Worth City Commissioner and self-professed “anarchist” Cara Jennings dressed him down in a separate video that went viral. “You’re an a**hole. You don’t…

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Rick Scott gets earful from angry woman in Gainesville Starbucks

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During a visit to a Starbucks in downtown Gainesville, Gov. Rick Scott got an earful from an angry woman over his refusal to expand Medicaid to low-income Floridians. The 47-second video was captured by another patron and uploaded by YouTube user Stephen Bender. “You cut Medicaid so I couldn’t get Obamacare,” the woman, identified as former Lake Worth City Commissioner Cara Jennings, yells at Scott. “You’re an asshole. You don’t care about working people. You should be ashamed to show your face…

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