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  1. Editorial: When is the high cost of prescription drugs too high?


    New cholesterol drugs that hold great promise for combating heart disease carry an eye-popping price tag that could destabilize Medicare if used on a wide scale and add billions of dollars to the nation's drug bill. These expensive new medications may outperform traditional statins and save the lives of some patients. …

    New cholesterol drugs that hold great promise for combating heart disease carry an eye-popping price tag that could destabilize Medicare if used on a wide scale and add billions of dollars to the nation’s drug bill.
  2. Sunday's letters: Good service from government


    Don't tinker with drivers' licenses | Sept. 2, editorial

    Good service from government

  3. Column: Put BP oil spill money back into the environment


    The BP oil spill of 2010 was an environmental disaster of the first order. Even with the best efforts of environmental scientists, the true extent of the impact on the Gulf of Mexico's viability may never be known. What is known is that the impact to water quality and marine life was extensive, and the impact to the …

    Richard D. Garrity will retire after serving for fifteen years as the Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County. "I feel like I've had the time of my life here and at my previous position at The State Department of Environmental Protection. I feel like I'm leaving the agency in good hands."
  4. Ruth: Rhetoric, reality don't match on student tests


    Only in Flori-la-dee-da-la-dee-da would the results of a $600,000 study portraying the state's computerized standardized school testing program as a sixth-world boondoggle be hailed by Education Commissioner Pam Stewart as "welcome news."

  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 8


    Shine St. Petersburg Mural Festival: This festival running through Sept. 12 will showcase nearly a dozen large-scale murals around the arts districts of St. Peterburg by internationally renowned and local artists. 9 a.m., Edge District, 11th Street and Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. Free.

    Mural artist Ricky Watts, 35, Sebastopol, CA., right, works on his mural design, Thursday, 9/3/15, on the west side of the Sage building, 600 1st Ave., North, St. Petersburg. Watts is one of 16 participating artists from around the US, Canada and Italy, in the SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival, September 1 through 12. The festival is held in conjunction with the City of St. Petersburg and the St. Pete Arts Alliance. "This is the largest mural I've ever worked on," said Watts. Watts is completing the 96 foot wide by 32 foot high design he described as a collection of "space rainbows," in ten days. For more information on the festival, go to http://shineonstpete.com

    For starters, Rays at Yankees, trying to bounce back

    UPDATE, 2:44: C J.P. Arencibia is behind the plate for a third straight game as Cash continues to go with the hot hitter. Otherwise the Rays lineups looks as it has lately against right-handers:...


    Rubio and Clinton offer sharply different positions while campaigning in Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico's financial crisis loomed over dueling Friday campaign appearances by Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Marco Rubio, two presidential contenders with sharply different positions on a key issue for Puerto Rican voters whose influence is growing in U.S. politics....


    Defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers was among the Bucs' initial cuts Friday morning.

    Bucs cuts: Bowers released, Kenny Bell to IR

    The Bucs have begun the process of trimming their roster from 75 players to a final 53, with defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers among the initial cuts Friday morning....