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Hillsborough Commissioner Stacy White gets a bird’s-eye view of south Hillsborough’s rapid growth, which alarms him.STEVE CONTORNO | Times

In his fight to stop sprawl, Hillsborough commissioner takes to the sky

SOMEWHERE ABOVE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY Excuse Stacy White for getting on his soapbox or sounding like a broken record or whatever disclaimer he offers before launching into yet another diatribe on his favorite punching bag: land use policies. During Hillsborough County Commission meetings, White's monologues against u …


State Department removes promotion of Trump's Mar-a-Lago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department has removed its promotional posting about President Donald Trump's Florida resort, after a storm of ethics criticism Monday....


City Council member Karl Nurse is going to wait before endorsing a successor in a crowded District 6 field

One St. Pete council member endorses possible successor, another prefers to wait

For nearly a decade, City Council member Jim Kennedy avoided endorsing candidates in other council races, saying that he didn't think it was appropriate and could damage working relationships on the council....


New principals appointed for three Pasco County elementary schools

Three more Pasco County elementary schools will be getting new principals, with another round of shifts announced Monday....