Rick Kriseman

Women's March St. Petersburg

Flashback to five years ago: Women’s March in St. Pete draws crowd of 20,000

20,000 people marched along the waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg in coordination with the Women's March in Washington, D.C.
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St. Pete Mayor asks state for help to clean up massive fish kill from red tide

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman suggests that the cost so far of the cleanup of tons of dead fish from an ongoing red tide outbreak is “six figures.” He’s asking the state for help. Kriseman...
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

DeSantis blindsides with order ending local COVID restrictions, counties and cities don’t know what that means for them

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Gov. Ron DeSantis Monday blindsided local governments with an executive order suspending all local emergency orders related to COVID-19. But WMNF’s Daniel Figueroa IV reports county and...
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Several Florida mayors criticize Ron DeSantis over coronavirus response

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Several Mayors from around Florida held a Zoom conference Wednesday afternoon to criticize the lack of Florida coronavirus response by Governor Ron DeSantis. St. Petersburg’s Rick Kriseman...
St. Petersburg and Tampa Mayors

Mayors of St. Petersburg and Tampa weigh in on Rays and other issues

The mayors of the region’s two largest cities answered questions Friday from Tampa Tiger Bay Club members. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Tampa Mayor Jane Castor spoke about a range of topics like the Tampa...
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Mayors of Tampa, St. Pete support Equal Rights Amendment

On Thursday the Hillsborough County Commission voted 6-to-0 for a resolution supporting passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in Florida. Commissioner Stacy White was not present at the vote. Earlier this year the city...

St. Pete mayor reacts to Trump’s Cuba travel restrictions, diverted cruise

This month the Trump administration took away more freedoms from Americans to travel to Cuba, including banning all cruise travel. WMNF spoke with St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, who was on a cruise to Cuba...
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Tampa Bay area mayors weigh in on Rays & arming teachers

The mayors of the three largest cities in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties disagree with Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri about arming teachers. Tampa’s Bob Buckhorn, St. Petersburg’s Rick Kriseman and Clearwater’s George Cretikos responded Thursday to the question...
Michael Bloomberg climate change

St. Pete awarded Michael Bloomberg’s American Cities Climate Challenge

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced at a press conference Thursday morning that St. Petersburg is one of the cities that has won the Bloomberg’s American Cities Climate Challenge. St. Pete will get...
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St. Pete Downtown eLooper is region’s first electric bus

Pinellas County now has the Tampa Bay area’s first all-electric public bus; it will begin running this weekend as a free shuttle in St. Petersburg known as the Downtown eLooper. Local leaders rode the quiet,...

David Straz gets closer to announcing his candidacy for Tampa Mayor

Philanthropist and former banker David Straz is one step closer to officially entering the race for Tampa mayor, announcing in a statement on Friday that he has registered as a Democrat. The 75-year-old Straz has...

Gwen Graham says she gets it – politics ‘is a contact sport’

Going back to last summer, Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has been critical of some of the votes made by opponent Gwen Graham during her single term in Congress. With the  race...

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