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St. Petersburg

FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub

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...
primary election voting

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....
stormwater, sewage

Pros and cons of reopening the Whitted wastewater plant

One proposed solution to St. Petersburg’s wastewater treatment capacity problem is to re-open a facility that was closed in 2015; the Tampa Bay Times recently reported on a draft investigation from the Florida Fish and...
single-use plastic bags

Should St. Pete ban single-use plastic bags?

On MidPoint Monday we talked about a move by some residents of St. Petersburg, Florida to ban single-use plastic bags; Davey Connor, chair of the Suncoast Rise Above Plastics Coalition, spoke about a St. Petersburg City Council...
wastewater sewage

St. Pete says its stormwater capacity can handle big storms

Update, Thursday 13 July 2017:  The day after announcing its largest wastewater treatment plant was prepared for another major rain event, the City of St. Petersburg had an overflow of about 50,000 gallons of “mostly...
st. pete pride

St. Pete Pride will feature Florida’s first transgender pride march

This weekend is one of the largest gay pride events in the south: St. Pete Pride. Organizers expect hundreds of thousands of people to converge on St. Petersburg. Here is a link to previous WMNF...
Rick Baker is running again for Mayor of St. Pete

Rick Baker slams Kriseman while entering St. Pete race

Former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker is running again; in an announcement in front of more than 100 supporters on the steps of City Hall, Baker took shots at current Mayor Rick Kriseman, including closing...
Former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker on Tampa Bay Rowdies stadium referendum

Rick Baker pushes for ‘yes’ vote on Rowdies stadium

St. Petersburg voters will decide next Tuesday whether the city should lease a historic waterfront sports stadium to the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer team for 25 years. The Rowdies want to expand the stadium with...
USF Weatherbird marine science ship

St. Petersburg will March for Science on Saturday

This Saturday in Washington, D.C. is a national March for Science, and there are local marches as well; Sean spoke with two people helping out with the March for Science in St. Petersburg, Florida on Monday’s...
St. Pete mayor candidate announcement

Uhuru Solidarity leader runs for St. Pete Mayor

A leader in the Uhuru Solidarity Movement announced Wednesday morning that he is running for Mayor of St. Petersburg; Jesse Nevel is running for economic revitalization in the black community and under the slogan of...
Women's March St. Petersburg

Women’s March in St. Pete draws crowd of 20,000

An estimated 20,000 women and allies marched along the waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday afternoon as one of the dozens of events worldwide in coordination with the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. For...

Women’s Show 1/12 – Women March – and More!

Raise your banners, women.  We are marching on Washington – and the streets of Sarasota, St. Petersburg and beyond.  We will not allow anyone – and you know who you are – to define who...

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