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  1. Letters: Tests fail our students again


    Latest school tests tossed | May 20

    Tests fail our students again

  2. Tell Me About It: Kids' weight shouldn't be focus for family


    Q: I am very concerned about my nephew and niece, both clinically obese. Their pediatrician warned years ago that they were at risk of getting diabetes, but every passing year they get bigger and bigger. They are young enough where their diet is largely controlled by their parents, yet poor nutrition is the …

  3. Editorial cartoons for May 22


    These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

  4. Editorial: Case for Medicaid expansion gets stronger


    Now the urgency is even greater for Florida to accept billions in federal Medicaid expansion money and provide private health coverage to more than 800,000 Floridians. The Obama administration signaled Thursday it is prepared to cut by more than half the federal money it sends to an account that helps hospitals cover …

    When the Florida Legislature meets in its June special session, the most responsible action to take is to adopt the Senate’s bipartisan plan for accepting federal Medicaid expansion funds.
  5. Editorial: Award reflects transformation of Hillsborough elections office


    The transformation of the Hillsborough County elections office appeared complete last week as the agency became the first of its kind in Florida to receive the Governor's Sterling Award. This recognition for excellence didn't happen automatically or come overnight, and it speaks to the contribution that committed public …

    Gramaticas honor wounded veteran with new home

    The Gramatica brothers -- Martin with the Bucs, and Bill and Santiago at USF -- are a decade removed from their time as Tampa's place-kickers, but they're still making a huge impact on the community through their Gramatica Family Foundation....


    Florida Speaker Crisafulli: federal money 'should not be tied to' Medicaid expansion debate

    House Speaker Steve Crisafulli said in a statement Friday that the announcement that Florida could see up to $1 billion in federal LIP money would "greatly" help the Legislature finalize a budget during the special session set to begin June 1. ...


    Drew Smyly will try to rehab his torn left labrum instead of undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery, he announced today at Tropicana Field.

    Drew Smyly won't have surgery, hopes to return in late July

    ST. PETERSBURG - Rays LHP Drew Smyly will try to rehab his torn left labrum instead of undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery, he announced today at Tropicana Field....