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Update: Ethics investigator finds no probable cause in Go Hillsborough contract complaint

Update: Ethics investigator finds no probable cause in Go Hillsborough contract complaint

TAMPA — A state ethics investigation has found no probable cause to the complaints accusing Hillsborough County officials of steering a transportation contract to a politically connected firm. The recommendation from investigator Melody Hadley&...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Kriseman invites Steph Curry to St. Pete on Twitter

Kriseman invites Steph Curry to St. Pete on Twitter

Mayor Rick Kriseman is no stranger to tweaking President Donald Trump on social media. In December 2015, Kriseman barred then-candidate Trump from St. Petersburg after Trump called for a total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States. That twee...
Published: 09/23/17
Updated: 09/24/17
Kriseman and Baker cash race continues as campaigns officially reset

Kriseman and Baker cash race continues as campaigns officially reset

The mayoral campaign, mostly operating in stealth mode during the two weeks of Hurricane Irma's build-up, arrival and recovery, has entered its stretch run, a compressed schedule of ten days before ballots are mailed to tens of thousands of voters in...
Published: 09/23/17
Kriseman proclaims Buy Local week in St. Pete to quicken storm recovery

Kriseman proclaims Buy Local week in St. Pete to quicken storm recovery

Mayor Rick Kriseman has proclaimed next week to be "'Burg Buy Local Week" in an appeal to residents to help small businesses struggling to recover from Hurricane Irma. Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin presented the appeal to City Council at its T...
Published: 09/22/17
How should St. Pete make up for dumping all that sewage? How about a street sweeper?

How should St. Pete make up for dumping all that sewage? How about a street sweeper?

ST. PETERSBURG — Every crisis has a silver lining. In the case of the city’s sewage crisis, which spawned state and federal investigations and led to a state consent decree ordering St. Petersburg to fix its sewer system, the upside is ci...
Published: 09/21/17
Tampa poll rates streets, flooding, police-community relations and transportation as top public priorities

Tampa poll rates streets, flooding, police-community relations and transportation as top public priorities

A city of Tampa online survey of the public's priorities for the next 18 months rated improving streets and easing flooding as the top priority of nearly 89 percent of respondents. Nearly tied for second were police-community relations and transporta...
Published: 09/21/17
City council candidates talk on Rays, solar and sea-level rise

City council candidates talk on Rays, solar and sea-level rise

Candidates for three City Council seats took questions from a polite crowd Wednesday night during a forum organized by the Council of Neighborhood Associations. Residents asked about prominent issues like the Tampa Bay Rays’ quest for a stadium...
Published: 09/20/17
Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter thanks his former dance instructor from Tampa in touching tribute (w/ video)

Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter thanks his former dance instructor from Tampa in touching tribute (w/ video)

TAMPA -- Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter appeared at a meeting of the Hillsborough County commission on Wednesday. Tell me why. County commissioners presented a commendation Wednesday morning to Sandy Karl, a local dance instructor retiring after ...
Published: 09/20/17
Vinoy seeks to educate voters before November referendum

Vinoy seeks to educate voters before November referendum

 The high profile match between Mayor Rick Kriseman and former mayor Rick Baker has cast a long shadow over other candidates and issues on the St. Petersburg residents' Nov. 7 ballot. One of the campaigns pretty much flying below the radar i...
Published: 09/20/17
Tampa Electric rules, Duke Energy drools, Hillsborough commissioners declare

Tampa Electric rules, Duke Energy drools, Hillsborough commissioners declare

TAMPA — The pile on of Duke Energy continued Wednesday in Hillsborough County, where commissioners boasted how quickly most of their constituents had power after Hurricane Irma. During a debriefing of the storm’s aftermath, commissioners ...
Published: 09/20/17