Government & Elected Officials

Texas Tech School of Medicine will not consider race in admissions process, per agreement with Trump administration

April 14, 2019

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine will not consider race or national origin as a factor in its admissions process, according to an agreement the school entered with the Department of Education in February.

The agreement concludes a 14-year-long investigation into the school's use of affirmative action in its admissions process after someone who... Read more

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Buttigieg calls for 'Douglass Plan' to boost economic prosperity for African Americans

June 17, 2019
Pete Buttigieg is calling for a “new Marshall Plan” to create economic prosperity for African Americans, as he seeks to address his biggest vulnerability in the 2020... Read more

U.S. Files First Criminal Charges Against Major Drug Distributor For Opioid Crisis

April 24, 2019

The U.S. government on Tuesday filed its first criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives over their alleged roles in fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic by putting profits ahead of patients’ safety.

Rochester Drug Co-operative Inc (RDC), one of the 10 largest U.S. drug distributors, agreed to pay a $20 million fine and enter a f... Read more

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Kamala Harris Offers Sweeping Plan To Dock Companies That Don’t Pay Women Equally

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Finally, a Policy Proposal That Takes The Housing Crisis Seriously

June 10, 2019

On Wednesday, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) became the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to propose penalizing cities that exacerbate the housing... Read more

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‘Central Park Five’ To Trump: Death Penalty Ad Put A ‘Bounty On Our Head’

June 10, 2019

One of the five men who was falsely convicted in the so-called Central Park Five case slammed President Donald Trump for his vicious 1989 attack ads during a Friday event at which... Read more

Tech Training & Jobs InfoSession Hosted by U.S. Representative Kathy Castor, FL14

MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017 10:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. Robert Saunders Public Library 1505 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
FREE  21st Century Workforce Attend this orientation to learn about getting on track with the tech training you need to land Tampa Bay’s higher-paying jobs! RSVP today!... Read more

Pinellas County Early Voting Through November 5th

The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections encourages registered voters in the November 7, 2017 County Referendum and Municipal General Elections. Visit www.votepinellas.com for more information. 
Early Voting:Oct. 28 – Nov. 5 at Supervisor of Elections Offices          Mon-Fri: 10:00 am-6:00 pm          Sat-Sun: 9:00 am-5:00 ... Read more

Police

Trump’s “us-versus-them” rhetoric hurts police and black lives

August 12, 2017 - President Trump has managed what few others could achieve, giving activists on both sides of the Black Lives Matter-Blue Lives Matter divide something to agree on. In his remarks to law enforcement officers gathered at the Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, N.Y., on July 28, Mr. Trump encouraged police not to worry about roughing up “thugs” when gettin... Read more

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How the GOP Can Prove It Isn’t a Party for White Supremacists

August 18, 2017 - 
On Saturday, white supremacists marched on Charlottesville to defend the honor of men who fought for their right to keep dark-skinned people as chattel. That same day, in the same city, socialists, anarchists, and Nazi-hating normies marched to defend the fundamental dignity of all human beings. One member of the first group sped his car through the latter one, killing a 32... Read more