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Rowdies compete against MLS teams in Suncoast Invitational

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies, hungry to join Major League Soccer, will get a test run over the next few days. Today, the Rowdies start their play in the Suncoast Invitational, which features six MLS teams. The Rowdies will compete with the Montreal Impact, Toronto FC, Philadelphia Union, D.C. United and Chicago Fire. Four of the five MLS clubs participating in the Rowdies Suncoast Invitational reached the 2016 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs including the Eastern Conference champions, Toronto FC, and runners-up, the Montreal…

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Vern Buchanan wants Congress to address Sarasota and Manatee’s red tide problem

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Florida’s Gulf Coast has been contending with serious red tide issues over the last month, and Vern Buchanan says he wants Congress to address the issue before the end of the year. “Red tide is a clear and visible threat to the Suncoast’s environment and economy,” the Sarasota Republican said in a statement Thursday. “The recent bloom is devastating vulnerable marine life and discouraging tourists from visiting our beaches and coastal businesses. Congress needs to help protect our seashore by…

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Has Pam Bondi recovered since her poor performance at Tiger Bay?

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Recently, I had the pleasure of running into state Sen. Dave Aronberg, whom I asked which GOP candidate would he rather face in the general: Holly Benson, Pam Bondi or Jeff Kottkamp.  Of course he didn’t take the bait and actually answer the question, but while we were talking I began to ask myself: Has Pam Bondi recovered yet from her poor performance at Suncoast Tiger Bay and the subsequent media coverage about her spotty voting record? Of course, I…

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