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Poynter to welcome African journalists disinvited by USF St. Pete

A group of African journalists who had been scheduled to come to the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus will instead visit the Poynter Institute.
Published: 10/22/14

Pinellas waste-to-energy contract stalls

CLEARWATER — The battle over who gets the lucrative contract to run the county’s waste-to-energy plant seems set to rumble on.
Published: 10/22/14
St. Pete recruits new tech to help citizens fight crime

St. Pete recruits new tech to help citizens fight crime

ST. PETERSBURG — The police department has spent more than $100,000 to upgrade technology, create a smartphone application and add several new ways for residents to submit anonymous tips.
Published: 10/22/14
St. Pete plans $12.50 minimum wage for city workers

St. Pete plans $12.50 minimum wage for city workers

ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg is planning to introduce a $12.50 per hour minimum wage for all city workers.
Published: 10/21/14

Largo death briefly spurs Ebola suspicion

LARGO — A Nigerian passport belonging to a recently deceased man created a brief Ebola scare at an apartment complex today.
Published: 10/21/14

Officials weigh scaled-down homeless clinic

ST. PETERSBURG — County officials seem set to move ahead with a new health clinic for the homeless, although the facility will be much smaller than originally planned.
Published: 10/21/14

Few millennials earn the ‘I voted’ sticker

SEMINOLE — Most of the students assembled in a St. Petersburg College classroom to watch the gubernatorial debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist could see the connection between what goes on in Tallahassee and in their own lives, from th...
Published: 10/21/14
Race for North Pinellas commission seat heats up

Race for North Pinellas commission seat heats up

CLEARWATER — After a frenetic primary campaign between seven Republican candidates, the general election contest to replace retiring County Commissioner Susan Latvala has been a more low-key affair.
Published: 10/20/14
Commission District 2 candidates don’t mince words

Commission District 2 candidates don’t mince words

CLEARWATER — A seat on the county commission is sometimes seen as a first step into public office for political unknowns.
Published: 10/20/14
St. Pete Science Fest, MarineQuest make learning fun

St. Pete Science Fest, MarineQuest make learning fun

ST. PETERSBURG — Wyatt Walters carefully built up his sandy barrier island, piling handfuls of rocks in front of miniature box homes to act as a protective seawall.
Published: 10/20/14

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