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Does St. Pete want to settle federal sewage lawsuit? Or fight it?

Does St. Pete want to settle federal sewage lawsuit? Or fight it?

ST. PETERSBURG — It has been 16 months since environmental activists sued the city, accusing it of "serious and ongoing" violations of the federal Clean Water Act amidst the 2015-16 sewage crisis.City council members on Thursday sent mixed...
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St. Pete police chief briefs council on plan to move 31 officers to schools

St. Pete police chief briefs council on plan to move 31 officers to schools

ST. PETERSBURG — Police Chief Tony Holloway briefed the City Council on Thursday on his plan to reassign 31 officers to fulfill a new state mandate that every school in Florida must have an armed officer on campus.The city, the county...
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President Barack Obama’s name closer to adorning St. Pete library

President Barack Obama’s name closer to adorning St. Pete library

ST. PETERSBURG — The main library moved one step closer to its new name: the President Barack Obama Main Community Library.The City Council voted unanimously Thursday to move forward with an ordinance that would rename the main branch of the St...
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Department of Labor officials visiting local CareerSource offices amid investigations

Department of Labor officials visiting local CareerSource offices amid investigations

Officials from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity are in the offices of two Tampa Bay job centers this week to review finances and operations.The on-site visits come amid overlapping state and federal inve...
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Frank Reddick elected Tampa City Council chairman

Frank Reddick elected Tampa City Council chairman

Tampa City Council members elects a member as chairman each April. This year, speculation abounded about the vote as Harry Cohen has already thrown his hat into the ring for Tampa mayor next year and Mike Suarez is widely expected to announce his can...
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Rays booster group says it has 100 business leaders ready to back move to Ybor City

Rays booster group says it has 100 business leaders ready to back move to Ybor City

TAMPA – The business booster group looking to drum up corporate support for a Tampa Bay Rays move to Ybor City will tomorrow unveil a list of 100 business leaders they say are on board with their campaign.Tampa Bay Rays 2020 will unveil the lis...
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Business leaders prepare to launch campaign to bring Rays to Ybor City

Business leaders prepare to launch campaign to bring Rays to Ybor City

TAMPA – Business leaders looking to drum up corporate support for a Tampa Bay Rays move to Ybor City welcomed the team's announcement that it may be willing to pay half the costs of a new stadium.Speaking on Opening Day, Rays owner Stu Ste...
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William March: Al Higginbotham wants to make county offices nonpartisan

William March: Al Higginbotham wants to make county offices nonpartisan

Commissioner Al Higginbotham will propose a county charter change referendum to make the constitutional offices non-partisan.Higginbotham says that would increase public confidence in the neutrality of those officials and increase the number of peopl...
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Tampa Bay’s new transit goal: Dedicated BRT lanes from St. Pete to USF Tampa

Tampa Bay’s new transit goal: Dedicated BRT lanes from St. Pete to USF Tampa

Tampa Bay's transit advocates have set an ambitious new goal: full, dedicated lanes for a bus rapid transit line connecting three counties.That's a step up from the previously announced plan to build a 41-mile BRT route along Interstate 275 connectin...
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Eleventh-hour hiccup nearly derailed reforms for Pinellas construction board

The move to reform the troubled Pinellas construction board nearly imploded last week over who would pay to fix the agency.But the yearlong effort prevailed.Quick thinking from Rep. Kathleen Peters, R-South Pasadena, and Pinellas County commissi...
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