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Trade show for students aims to boost interest in skilled worker careers

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More and more educators, policymakers and politicians are recognizing and trumpeting the idea that not all students are college material. That’s led to an outpouring of support for vocational schools and early training in non-college careers. For kids who fit that mold, the Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Gulf Coast Chapter along with Hillsborough County Public Schools, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Amalie Arena are hosting the inaugural Build Tampa Bay trade show and job fair this February 2 at Amalie…

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Carl Hiaasen on Charlie Crist

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Carl Hiaasen lays in to Charlie Crist, here’s an excerpt: Like his stance against Sotomayor, Crist’s unexpected support for the lax development law disappointed those still clinging to the notion that he’s a different breed. The same fellow who fancies himself a crusader for the Everglades has — if SB 360 is allowed to stand — essentially guaranteed that the remaining wetlands of western Miami-Dade will be paved, dooming any hope for reviving the Everglades. Only as craven political strategy…

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