Hillsborough, Pasco among biggest recyclers

Hillsborough County received some fresh news about its effort to save the environment: The county is one of the biggest recyclers in the state. And Pasco County isn't far behind. A new report from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection showed Hillsborough had a combined total recycling rate of 73 percent in 2013, when incorporating renewable energy credits from waste-to-energy … [Read more...]

Starkey wins presidential award from counties association

Pasco County commissioner Kathryn Starkey was the local winner of the 2014 Florida Association of Counties Presidential Advocacy Award. Starkey received the award for her work with the FAC, especially as it launched its new federal advocacy program, according to a release. Starkey's interest and knowledge of flood insurance issues helped the association convey to Congress why flood insurance … [Read more...]

Free isn’t always free, especially with cell phones

A full-page ad that appeared in a South Florida newspaper in May has caught the attention of the Better Business Bureau, which warns consumers that just because someone claims a product is free doesn’t mean it is free. The ad, according to the consumer advocacy organization, offered “easy-to-use senior mobile cell phones free” for senior citizens. The advertiser is a company that has earned an … [Read more...]