Starkey appointed to national trade advisory committee

Pasco County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey will serve on a national trade advisory committee, providing advice to the Office of the United States Trade Representative. The trade representative serves in a Cabinet level position, and is appointed as President Donald Trump’s principal trade advisor, negotiator and spokesperson on trade issues. There are eight advisory committees focusing on … [Read more...]

Downed airliner could push gas prices back up

The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane in the Ukraine may not have only caused grief from those who lost loved ones and intensified conflict in the European country, but it might hit gas prices at the pump as well. Oil prices jumped more than 2 percent following news of the airline tragedy, increases that will soon make their way to the cost of a gallon of gas, AAA officials … [Read more...]

In Print: Germany looks to Pasco for that nude you

Next month, Pasco County will be featured prominently on Germany's second-largest television station, and it's all thanks to the diverse — and pretty sizable — nudist community here. A film crew spent a week in the area visiting places like Lake Como and Paradise Lakes, exploring the naked life outside of Europe. And it could mean a further European tourist boom to the county. "This has … [Read more...]

Gas prices still climbing … thanks to Russia?

A gallon of gas in the greater Tampa Bay area is 8 cents more expensive than it was a month ago, and at least part of the blame can land at the feet of Vladimir Putin. Auto club group AAA says gas prices in the state are at their highest level since last September -- $3.56 in Florida, and $3.49 locally -- because of shorter supplies of ethanol and continued tension in Europe between Russia and … [Read more...]