Tag: Creative Loafing
Memorial Day weekend could prove deadly if advice is not heeded to prevent drownings.

Mitch PerryMarch 18, 2016
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In a major announcement, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Inc. said Thursday it will stop breeding captive killer whales. On the company’s blog, the company said it’s phasing out over the next three years theatrical performances featuring orcas. “We will introduce new, inspiring, natural orca encounters rather than theatrical shows, as part of our ongoing commitment to education, marine […]

Mitch PerryJanuary 7, 2016
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James Tracy was fired last month, though the Florida Atlantic University communications professor still can file a grievance to maintain his job. Although he would certainly dispute being labeled a conspiracy theorist, that’s essentially how I learned about him when I wrote a story about conspiracy theories in Creative Loafing. Tracy claimed the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre […]

Mitch PerryDecember 1, 2015
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6min197
If you don’t know of anyone who is caught up in the Florida corrections system, stories about the care of prisoners may not matter much to you at all. But they have been disturbing, particularly regarding the state of health care for those who incarcerated. Rick Scott ran for office in 2010 promising to privatize […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 23, 2015
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Welcome to the the autumn equinox, Yom Kippur, Pope Francis’ first full day in the U.S., and……the unveiling of Creative Loafing’s annual Best-of-the-Bay issue. Tonight, the folks associated with the local alternative weekly will publish their BOTB issue, literally and figuratively the biggest paper that the company will produce this year. As some of you may know, […]

Mitch PerryJune 23, 2015
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5min154
Rick Scott has a week to sign the just-passed $78.7 billion Florida budget, and he’s promising taxpayers that “I’m going to watch your money” as he reviews projects with his veto pen. The Legislature’s last-minute addition of $300 million in pet local projects (including for a USF medical facility moving to downtown Tampa) has caused outrage in […]


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