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St. Pete candidates' ideas on arts funding varied listen

09/11/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Candidates for offices in St. Petersburg have varied ideas on how to increase funding for arts in the community. The two mayoral candidates and all eight people running for city council tried to woo arts enthusiasts with their ideas during a forum at Studio 620 in downtown Wednesday. Incumbent Mayor Bill Foster said he’s been trying to convince council to dip into a $15 million fund from the sale of land near Weeki Wachee Springs in Hernando County.

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St. Pete group wants city to offer free curbside recycling listen

03/25/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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St. Petersburg residents have to pay $45 a year if they want their recyclables picked up curbside. The League of Women Voters of St. Petersburg wants to change that. Karen Coale, the chapter’s president, will kick off an effort called the People’s Trash Monday night at Studio@620 in downtown.

"It is a new campaign for this year that's kicking off tonight. The League of Women Voter's is probably most known for our voter registration and voter education but we also look at issues; n...

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