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Plastic flamingos, St. Pete officials unite to fight proposed pro-fertilizer industry law listen

04/07/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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In recent years, cities throughout Florida have been banning use of certain fertilizers with the hope of curbing water pollution. Now, the state legislature is pushing through a law that would limit local control over fertilizer use. Today St. Petersburg became the latest city to pass a resolution opposing that bill.

The front lawn at St. Petersburg City Hall went kitsch this morning ahead of the City Council meeting. Dozens of pink plastic flamingos covered the small rectangle of grass. I...

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St. Pete to add optional curbside recycling for a price listen

09/02/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Being green hasn’t been easy for those living in St. Petersburg, where most residents have to sort, then lug their recyclables to a recycling center. Today, that changed. The city will soon offer curbside recycling – for a fee.

It was a unanimous decision, which St. Pete City Council member Steve Kornell summed up well: it's long overdue.

The City Council has entered into a 2-year agreement with the Florida division of Waste Services Incorporated, the third largest solid waste manag...

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Activists Discuss Upcoming Baywalk Decision listen

09/30/09 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The occupancy of the once-thriving complex is now at a dismal thirty percent. Some believe the only way to save it is to allow the owners of Baywalk to take over the sidewalk that skirts the main entrance; a site known for political demonstrations. Others, like NAACP president Ray Tampa, say the move would be blatantly unconstitutional and deliver a clear message about where the city’s true intentions lie.

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A coalition of groups that include the International People’s Democratic U...

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