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Tucker/Hall president Bill Carlson contemplating run for Tampa City Council in 2019

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Bill Carlson, a Tampa Democratic Party activist and the president of the Tucker/Hall public relations firm, is considering a run for the South Tampa District 4 seat in 2019.

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Sam Rashid resigns from the Hillsborough Aviation Authority

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Sam Rashid tendered his resignation from the Hillsborough Aviation Authority on Friday. In a letter addressed to Governor Rick Scott on Friday, the Eastern Hillsborough County GOP activist thanked Scott for appointing him to the board back in June of 2014, specifically for appointing him as the very first minority on the Aviation Authority (although that isn’t accurate, as Arthenia Joyner was actually the first minority named to the board back in 1991). And he referred to the late Steve Burton,…

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Tampa wants dibs on any future U.S.-Cuba pact signings

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They’ve already declared their support for a Cuban consulate to be housed in Tampa. Now they want any major agreement between the Cuban and U.S. governments to be signed in Tampa as well. By a 5-0 vote, Tampa City Council on Thursday passed “The Tampa Accord.” The  resolution proposed by Councilwoman Yolie Capin offers the city to host any official agreement signings between the two neighboring countries. Charlie Miranda and Lisa Montelione were not at the dais at the time…

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Hillsborough Aviation board chair Steve Burton’s 2013 death may have been result of malpractice

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One of Tampa’s most prominent leaders died nearly two years ago. Former Hillsborough Aviation Authority chair Steve Burton died following a heart transplant at Tampa General Hospital. Burton’s death was originally reported as a transplant-related complication. According to reports following his death on April 21, 2013, Burton’s new heart functioned perfectly for four hours, but suddenly failed after that. He was never brought out of sedation. Earlier this month, Burton’s heirs filed a request with the Hillsborough County Courts for…

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