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An anticlimatic finish to St. Petersburg’s mayoral race? Or is Rick Kriseman closing on Rick Baker?

In one week, St. Petersburg residents will know whether Rick Baker is returning to City Hall for a third term as mayor or if incumbent Rick Kriseman has lived to fight another day.

Whether Baker wins the August 29 primary outright is really the only drama left to unfold in what has turned out to be, at least compared to the previous two mayoral races, an anticlimactic affair. Keep Reading

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Bob Gualtieri ‘very frustrated’ by federal foot-dragging on undocumented immigrants

Bob Gualtieri is growing frustrated with the federal government’s slow progress on illegal immigration. After the Pinellas County Sheriff spent months working with members of the Trump administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security on a plan that would allow sheriff departments to detain undocumented immigrants legally for deportation, Gualtieri … Keep Reading

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Gwen Graham spends ‘workday’ as a high school student

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham spent a “workday” Monday in Lynn Haven shadowing Mosley High School’s senior class president. Graham caddied around Caroline Noble’s backpack, listened to her classmates and participated in school assignments. The former congresswoman was also around for the morning announcement broadcast, lunch and a tour of … Keep Reading

Gwen Graham spends ‘workday’ as a high school student

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham spent a “workday” Monday in Lynn Haven shadowing Mosley High School’s senior class president. Graham caddied around Caroline Noble’s backpack, listened to her classmates and participated in school assignments. The former congresswoman was also around for the morning announcement broadcast, lunch and a tour of the school’s technical classes and ROTC.

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Enterprise Florida marketing takes hit

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Florida’s business-recruitment agency isn’t giving up on marketing to executives just because its budget has been slashed. But it might not market to as many.

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Rowdies add depth in backline with addition of Hunter Gorskie

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies have signed defender Hunter Gorskie for the remainder of the United Soccer League season the club announced Tuesday, pending ITC clearance and league approval. Per club and league policy, further contract details were not disclosed.

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Rick Kriseman grabs another law enforcement endorsement

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Just one week before St. Petersburg mayoral primary, Rick Kriseman‘s campaign is boasting about another law enforcement agency endorsement. 

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Joe Henderson: Adam Putnam knows what his audience wants and serves it up well

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The buffet restaurant owned by my friends Ralph and Nancy Lupton in Temple Terrace was as stuffed Monday morning as one of my plates when I go through the chow line there. Don’t tell my doctor about the times I piled it high with fried chicken, bacon, sausage gravy and all those other things that are supposed to be bad for a body. Put it this way, if that’s bad then I don’t want good.

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Pete Antonacci takes cues from Rick Scott, Enterprise Florida board

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Expect little change in direction of the state’s business-recruitment agency under its new management. Pete Antonacci, a former general counsel for Gov. Rick Scott who was appointed last month as president and CEO of Enterprise Florida, said Monday he intends to maintain the goals of the agency’s board, which is chaired by the governor.

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