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Recent articles by C.:

Hillsborough sheriff backs transportation sales tax

Republican Sheriff Chad Chronister said the tax “will help make everyone safer.” → Read More

When Tampa Bay was in Hurricane Ian’s crosshairs, how did we do?

Officials cite lessons learned from Hurricane Irma, and one gives local preparations an “A plus, plus, plus.” → Read More

Hillsborough expands mandatory evacuation order

The county wants 390,000 residents to move to safety in advance of Hurricane Ian. → Read More

Hillsborough orders 300,000 to evacuate

Residents in coastal areas and those living in mobile and manufactured homes are asked to leave. → Read More

Hillsborough OKs $8.5 billion budget

Commissioners approved the budget quickly and quietly. → Read More

Hillsborough to consider regulating rabbit sales

Humane Society of Tampa Bay reported rabbit surrenders will top 2021 despite a county education campaign. → Read More

Hillsborough adds to Upper Little Manatee River Preserve

The county will spend nearly $2 million to buy and restore 79 acres that had been used as sod farm. → Read More

Tampa Bay Water picks 26-mile, $419 million route to south Hillsborough

A new pipeline, expected to be completed by 2028, will deliver up to 65 million gallons of water daily. → Read More

Hillsborough’s Pine Key Island seeks to stay afloat in zoning dispute

The County Commission will consider a new land category, island recreation, for the 9 aces in Tampa Bay. → Read More

Largo man faces animal cruelty charge after speeding up, running over duck

A witness said the driver sped up before hitting the bird then failed to stop afterward → Read More

Man at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport recorded people in bathroom, deputies say

A man who was a concession worker at the airport is accused of using a cell phone to record a child and one other person in a bathroom stall → Read More

Across Tampa Bay, expect plenty of rain Saturday afternoon

A low-pressure system is brining moisture from the tropics to Florida. → Read More

Hillsborough firefighter raises total 29% in new 3-year deal

County commissioners are expected to approve the union contract on Thursday. → Read More

Hillsborough transportation tax vote challenged in court

A lawsuit seeks to block the Nov. 8 voter referendum, saying the ballot question violates state law. → Read More

Hillsborough to consider incinerator restrictions

The question of burning yard waste follows a now-abandoned push to put an incinerator in Lutz. → Read More

Geraci drops bid for incinerator in Lutz

A plan to burn trees and yard waste ran “into a buzzsaw” of opposition said a Hillsborough commissioner. → Read More

Hillsborough kills incinerator permit request in Lutz

Neighbors object to the application from the Geraci family for around-the-clock burning of yard waste. → Read More

Hillsborough commission won’t halt disputed Keystone development

Residents asked for a stop work order on the Taylor Morrison project in rural northwest Hillsborough. → Read More

Hillsborough ferry plans sail ahead of schedule

Survey finds 90% of MacDill workers in south county would use the proposed commuter service. → Read More

Hillsborough GOP candidates offer similar platforms in commission primary

Joshua Wostal and Chase Harrison seek countywide seat held by Commissioner Kimberly Overman → Read More