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Residents worried St. Pete historic district development a sign of things to come

"The concern is if they allow these very large homes, basically, to come in and scrape off the historic homes in our small, basically, one-block historic district that they will not protect any of the...
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas students will make 4 Tampa Bay area stops this month

Update: the location for the Lakeland event has been announced. July 06, 2018 • 2:30 PM Lake Mirror Park• 702 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801. Survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...
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St. Pete Pride expects 200,000 for Saturday’s 2018 LGBTQ+ parade

This week is St. Pete Pride, one of the South’s largest LGBTQ+ celebrations; the Tampa Bay Times reports that police are investigating threats against the Pride weekend posted on social media. To find out what...
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St. Pete begins discussion on best way to reduce plastics

On Thursday morning St. Petersburg City Council began its discussion on how to reduce or eliminate plastic straws – and it may expand to other single-use plastics. No decisions were made at the meeting of...
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St. Pete businesses unveil voluntary plastics-reduction program; environmentalists want more

This Thursday, the St. Petersburg City Council will begin to discuss how to reduce the amount of single-use plastics in the city; and Tuesday morning a coalition of restaurant owners and civic groups unveiled a...

Law student pushing for plastic straw ban in Gulfport

The south Pinellas County beach community of Gulfport might consider banning single-use plastic straws; at the city council meeting Tuesday evening, a law student is introducing the idea of a straw ban in Gulfport restaurants....
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Students organizing March for Our Lives in Pinellas

This Saturday, students from across the country are converging in Washington, D.C. for what they’re calling a March for Our Lives to draw attention to gun violence and school safety; dozens of local marches are...
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Rays president tries to sell St. Pete crowd on Ybor stadium

The Tampa Bay Rays hope to abandon St. Pete for a new baseball stadium in Ybor City and have much of it paid for with public funds; team co-president Brian Auld faced a Suncoast Tiger...

Appeals court: St. Pete violated Florida’s Sunshine Law

The City of St. Petersburg violated Florida’s Sunshine Law providing for open government meetings. A state appeals court made that determination this month regarding a closed-door meeting in 2011 when Bill Foster was mayor. The...
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SHINE mural festival showcases street art in St. Pete

St. Petersburg’s SHINE mural festival is going on now. Here’s a video report from the first one, two years ago: In case you haven’t seen the brightly painted buildings, St. Petersburg is in the middle...
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Update: vote means St. Pete could play a role in overturning Citizens United

Update: on Thursday Oct. 5, 2017 the St. Petersburg City Council voted 6-2 to advance this ordinance. Below is a story originally published on Oct. 27, 2016 and here is a link to a related...
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Hear from all 6 St. Petersburg mayoral candidates

Update: Rick Kriseman and Rick Baker will face off in the general election for Mayor on November 7. In District Six, Justin Bean will face Gina Driscoll. The primary election in St. Petersburg is Tuesday....

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