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2 hrs ago | Tampa Bay Newspapers

Tiffany Razzano - Domestic partnerships: not equality

With a tiny curled fist, the toddler next to me, held by her mother, pounds on the Plexiglass that separates us all from the Amscot employees on the other side.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Family, Parenting, Opinion

7 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Pinellas School Board welcomes magnet proposal, but has questions

Pinellas County School Board members generally supported a plan to significantly increase the number of new magnet schools in the district, offering only a few criticisms at a board workshop today.

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Related Topix: St. Petersburg, FL

11 hrs ago | Tampa Bay Newspapers

Seven Republicans seek District 4 seat

Pinellas County Commissioner Susan Latvala, who has represented District 4 since 2000, is not running for re-election.

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Related Topix: US News, Tarpon Springs, FL, Palm Harbor, FL, Dunedin, FL, Oldsmar, FL

15 hrs ago | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

'Suspicious death' follows fight at Passage Key

Michael Doster, husband of the victim, placed a call to 911 July 13 to report his wife missing, and the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and Pinellas County authorities began a search.

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Related Topix: Manatee County, FL, Anna Maria, FL, Pasco County, FL

17 hrs ago | ABC Action News

5 things you need to know for Tuesday

Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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Related Topix: Florida, Pasco County, FL, Gospel, The Ambassadors, New Port Richey, FL, Port Richey, FL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Cultural meetups encourage collaboration

On Wednesday, July 30, at 6 p.m., the first in a series of free monthly cultural meetups comes to the Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., followed by a 7:30 p.m. happy hour at Green Bench Brewing Company, 1133 Baum Ave. N. Organized through a partnership between local arts agency Creative Pinellas and local literary champions Wordier Than Thou, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Opinion

Creative Loafing Tampa

David Jolly comes out in support of same-sex marriage in Florida

Pinellas County Congressman David Jolly made news Monday night when he announced his support of same-sex marriage in a statement to the Washington Post , making him only the eighth such Republican member of Congress to approve of gay marriage.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Gay/Lesbian, Healthcare Law, Law

News Talk Florida

Pinellas Detectives Searching For Two Bar Thieves

Pinellas County detectives are seeking the public's assistance in locating two commercial burglary suspects who stole from the Mad Hatters Bar located at 4685 28th Street North.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Florida sinkhole, not surprisingly, draws gawkers

Sam Haneiwich said he wanted to start collecting tolls from all of the people walking by his house to take pictures.

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Related Topix: Hernando County, FL, Weeki Wachee, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Local Government Kriseman goes off list, picks mystery candidate as next St. Petersburg police chief

Mayor Rick Kriseman has picked a surprise candidate to lead the St. Petersburg Police Department, after eliminating all four known finalists over the weekend.

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

Sat Jul 19, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Greenlight Pinellas topic of telephone town hall meetings

Pinellas residents can find out more about the Greenlight Pinellas transit referendum and offer opinions during three telephone town hall meetings this month.

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Bradenton.com

Bradenton's Snooty the manatee celebrates his 66th birthday

Hundreds of people came to the South Florida Museum in downtown Bradenton on Saturday to celebrate Snooty the manatee's 66th birthday.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL, Tampa, FL, South Pasadena, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Special needs aides to fill in where needed as Pinellas shifts them away from classrooms

When Pinellas County school officials eliminated hundreds of positions designed to assist students with special needs in the spring, they said there would be no problem.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Fri Jul 18, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Buddhist center offers meditation in Tampa to enlighten, help others

In Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, the Parbawatiya Kadampa Buddhist Center, based in Safety Harbor, offers weekly meditation courses with topics ranging from the art of compassion to reducing stress.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, Hillsborough County, FL, Safety Harbor, FL, Vocal, Lutz, FL

Business Journal

Shephard's Beach Resort completes major renovation

Eighteen months in the works, Shephard's Beach Resort has finished an extensive makeover, and now stands six floors tall on the sands of Clearwater Beach.

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Related Topix: Clearwater-Beach, FL

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Unemployment remains steady in Pinellas County

The latest figures from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity show Pinellas County's unemployment numbers unchanged for June.

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Related Topix: Florida, Clearwater, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

PSTA to host Greenlight Pinellas Town Hall series

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will host a series of interactive telephone town hall meetings to share information and gather feedback about Pinellas County's transit future.

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Related Topix: St. Petersburg, FL

ABC Action News

Unresponsive child pulled from hotel pool

Pinellas County deputies say an 11-year-old helped pull an unresponsive toddler from a hotel pool in Indian Rocks Beach.

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Related Topix: Indian Rocks Beach, FL

WFLA-AM Tampa

11-year-old saves toddler from drowning in pool

Pinellas County deputies say an 11-year-old Plant City boy saved a 3-year-old from drowning in a pool Thursday.

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WTEN-TV Albany

Pinellas doctor's murder remains unsolved, new info released

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has released photos and details from the search of the Tarpon Springs home where a doctor was found allegedly murdered.

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Related Topix: Tarpon Springs, FL

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