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Poll: Sales tax sank Greenlight plan

ST. PETERSBURG — The crushing 24 percentage point defeat of the Greenlight Pinellas referendum was a major setback for transit advocates and local leaders who backed the plan.
Published: 11/21/14
Advocates for children discuss how to help them cope

Advocates for children discuss how to help them cope

SEMINOLE — Children in the United States are showing up to school Monday mornings already hungry and tired before getting the chance to open a notebook. While food shortages affect 144,000 people in Pinellas County, children are among the most...
Published: 11/21/14
Tarpon woman wins $3 million from scratch-off ticket

Tarpon woman wins $3 million from scratch-off ticket

A Tarpon Springs woman has claimed the $3 million top prize in the Florida Lottery’s Gold Rush scratch-off game.
Published: 11/20/14
Bahamian Junkanoo costume workshop Saturday in Tarpon

Bahamian Junkanoo costume workshop Saturday in Tarpon

TARPON SPRINGS — In an effort to enhance two of its African American exhibitions, the Tarpon Springs Public Library is offering a workshop in Bahamian Junkanoo costumes.
Published: 11/20/14

Whistleblower complaint filed against St. Petersburg VA office

Just days after issuing a scathing report pointing out what he said was a “poor, inept and inaccurate” quality control process for benefit claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs St. Petersburg Regional Office, Javier Soto was told...
Published: 11/20/14
Tourism panel limits its stadium funding

Tourism panel limits its stadium funding

CLEARWATER — Pinellas County’s tourism board set new spending caps on sports stadiums, aquariums and other capital projects aimed at drawing visitors after a lengthy debate Wednesday driven by St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman. ...
Published: 11/20/14

St. Pete hopes to keep federal jobs grant

ST. PETERSBURG — Downtown may be booming, but attracting development and employers to more impoverished parts of the city remains a tough sell.
Published: 11/20/14
Volunteers bring careers to Pinellas classroom

Volunteers bring careers to Pinellas classroom

Former Judge Eric Houghton and drummer Logan Barnett were among the dozens of volunteers who took over Pinellas County public school classrooms for a short time Wednesday as part of the county’s 21st annual Great American Teach-In.
Published: 11/20/14
Get fit with Tarpon Mayor David Archie

Get fit with Tarpon Mayor David Archie

TARPON SPRINGS — Already dreading stepping on the scale after indulging in post-holiday season feasts and treats?
Published: 11/19/14
Affordable Care Act open enrollment continuing

Affordable Care Act open enrollment continuing

The open enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act began Saturday and will continue through Feb. 15.
Published: 11/19/14

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