Safety tips for Labor Day travel

Safety tips for Labor Day travel

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the Florida Highway Patrol are reminding drivers to exercise caution as they travel during Labor Day weekend. “As Labor Day approaches, please keep safety at the forefront of your travel plans. While many of us will take this long weekend to celebrate … Read more

A Hillsborough school district guide told teachers to not out students, so now Florida will review all LGBTQ support documents | Tampa Bay News | Tampa

A Hillsborough school district guide told teachers to not out students, so now Florida will review all LGBTQ support documents |  Tampa Bay News |  Tampa

click to enlarge Photo via NSF Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. on Wednesday gave his staff the go-ahead to “pull” LGBTQ support documents at all school districts, after a State Board of Education member asserted that some could violate a controversial new law. Board member Ryan Petty said … Read more

St. Pete Police Chief says homeless donations, previously hoarded by cops, will now go to a different department | Tampa Bay News | Tampa

St. Pete Police Chief says homeless donations, previously hoarded by cops, will now go to a different department |  Tampa Bay News |  Tampa

click to enlarge CityOfStPete/Flickr St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway speaking at a training center ribbon cutting on Dec. 14, 2018. Today at a St. Petersburg City Council meeting, St. Pete Police Chief Anthony Holloway said that funds hoarded by SPPD, which were meant for the homeless, are being transferred to a different city department. … Read more

Hotel Rises as Mexico Beach Recovers From Hurricane Michael

By ZACHARY T. SAMPSON, Tampa Bay Times MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Standing on the deck of the new Driftwood Inn, 3½ years after Hurricane Michael obliterated the old one, Tom Wood spoke of the months after the storm. One of his daughters had urged him and his wife, Peggy, to pocket the insurance money … Read more

Editorial Roundup: Florida | Florida News

Tampa Bay Times. July 6, 2022. Editorial: Write plain-English rules to save Florida’s natural springs now A jargon-laden draft leaves people confused and the springs unprotected. Florida’s freshwater springs need our help. We’ve abused them in recent decades. Lots of important people talk about supporting the springs, restoring them to their once-pristine condition or something … Read more