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St. Pete City Council unanimously agree to support a Move to Amend resolution

Last night the St. Pete city council agreed to support a Move to Amend resolution in support of grassroots action.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

PSTA fell behind on bus inspections

PSTA fell behind on bus inspections After tires fell off of of two buses, 10 Investigates found that the PSTA was behind on bus inspections.

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Tampa Bay Newspapers

Burglar steals from St. Petersburg diner

Surveillance photos catch a suspect removing money from the cash register Aug. 9 at Doe Doe's Diner in unincorporated St. Petersburg.

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Related Topix: St. Petersburg, FL

St. Petersburg Times

What to do about over-testing in schools? Lee County's daring vote has educators talking about it

Parent groups have railed against it. School board leaders have deplored it. Just four days ago, Gov. Rick Scott called on his Department of Education to conduct a "thorough investigation" of standardized tests.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc., Pasco County, FL

Creative Loafing Tampa

Greenlight Pinellas advocates want you to know they have GOP support

Earlier this month the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee voted unanimously to oppose Greenlight Pinellas, the tax swap proposal that would include a one-cent sales tax increase for enhanced bus and light-rail service in the county.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, Clearwater, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Pinellas beach renourishment project endsPinellas beach renourishment ...

Just in time for Labor Day, a $16 million beach renourishment project along Pinellas County beaches is coming to a close.

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St. Petersburg Times

Gulfport to vote on resolution to support same-sex marriage

This city will join a growing number of Florida communities when the City Council takes up the issue of marriage equality at Tuesday's meeting.

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Related Topix: Gulfport, FL, Wedding

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Pinellas chickens test positive for encephalitis

Three chickens were located in Cross Bayou in the unincorporated Seminole area and one chicken was located in Lake Maggiore in St. Petersburg.

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Related Topix: Seminole, FL, St. Petersburg, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Pinellas County Labor Day Closings

Buses: PSTA buses will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule. For information, visit PSTA.net or call 540-1900.

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Related Topix: Safety Harbor, FL, Dunedin, FL, Oldsmar, FL, Tarpon Springs, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Council of PTAs workshop is Sept. 6 at Pinellas Park High

The Pinellas County Council of PTAs will host its annual Fall Workshop from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept.

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Related Topix: Clearwater, FL

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Creative Loafing Tampa

PSTA board stands firmly behind Brad Miller & Ken Welch

Meeting for the first time since their CEO, Brad Miller, had to humbly return $354,000 to the Department of Homeland Security, the PSTA board heard intense criticism from some members of the public this morning, with some calling on Miller and PSTA chairman Ken Welch to resign, saying that that they have abused their positions.

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Related Topix: Dunedin, FL

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Places to find vegan foods in Pinellas

Nature's Food Patch has loads of leafy greens and other healthy products, but you can also check out the healthy deli and cafe.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Vegetarian, Vegan, Opinion

Creative Loafing Tampa

HD 65 GOP Rep Chris Sprowls says it's better to have no insurance than Medicaid

Youth vs. experience, and likely lots of money vs. not so much, appears to be the scenario already forming in two Pinellas County House races taking place his fall between the Republican and Democratic Party candidates in House Districts 65 and 67. On Wednesday afternoon, the four candidates involved in those two races met at the Tiger Bay Club in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US News, St. Petersburg, FL

ABC Action News

Duke energy issues credit, apology over billing

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla - Duke Energy officials announced Wednesday afternoon they will be crediting the accounts of more than 300,000 customers whose bills were impacted as a result of a meter reroute in the Pinellas County area.

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Related Topix: St. Petersburg, FL, Pinellas Park, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Lerner, other incumbents to stay on Pinellas School Board

Three incumbents kept their seats on the Pinellas County School Board in Tuesday's primary election, while a fourth race will be decided with a runoff in November.

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Related Topix: Tarpon Springs, FL

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Arrests made in Seminole car burglary

Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives assigned to the Burglary/Pawn Unit arrested two suspects Aug. 25 in connection to a car burglary that occurred in the area of 74th Avenue and 125th Street in Seminole on Monday, July 28. According to detectives, the two suspects were observed walking through a neighborhood just south of 74th Avenue and 125th ... (more)

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Related Topix: Seminole, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Several Hillsborough politicians faced no opponents for re-election

Well before voters went to the polls in Tuesday's primary, a number of politicians representing Hillsborough County residents were re-elected automatically this year when no one filed to run against them.

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Related Topix: Hillsborough County, FL, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Gus Bilirakis, Apollo Beach, FL, Ruskin, FL

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Creative Loafing Tampa

Do This: CRAFT Cultural Meet-Up

The monthly CRAFT meet-ups hope to bring art professional together to create connections and foster collaborations.

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Related Topix: Hillsborough County, FL, Dunedin, FL

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Pinellas enjoying record tourism season

Tourism is up for the first half of 2014, according to a report from Research Data Services, presented by President and CEO Walter Klages to the Pinellas County Tourist Development Council Aug. 20. The report shows that 589,300 visitors stayed overnight during the month of June - up from 562,800 in 2013.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, Tarpon Springs, FL

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Recycling proves popular around Pinellas

Workers add more garbage to Pinellas County's landfill, which has an estimated life of another 50 to 60 years.

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Related Topix: St. Petersburg, FL

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