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Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

Don’t go wobbly on not moving Confederate monument, veterans tell Hillsborough commissioners

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Armed with the results of a new poll they say shows overwhelming support for their side of the issue, a group of veterans held a news conference in front of the Hillsborough County Courthouse Annex in Tampa today warning members of the County Commission to resist any temptation to reverse their vote to keeping a controversial Confederate monument in front off the building.

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Mayoral candidates engage in a kinder, gentler debate

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Three nights after their latest debate ended in chaos, the candidates running for mayor of St. Petersburg engaged in a restrained affair Thursday night. The most dynamic performer on the stage was Jesse Nevel, the 27-year-old Uhuru firebrand who blasted Mayor Rick Kriseman and former mayor Rick Baker throughout the 83-minute affair, while varying his message beyond a call for reparations for the black community.

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Second vote on Hillsborough Confederate monument could be delayed until August

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Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist said he now supports moving the Confederate monument. The Republican voted the opposite way last month, but now thinks it should be relocated if a proper location will accept it. Crist was one of four Republicans on the County Commission who sided with activists to keep the monument in front of the Hillsborough County Courthouse Annex, a controversial decision that has outraged many parts of the community.

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Planned Parenthood leader Barbara Zdravecky retiring

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Barbara Zdravecky, who has served as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida since 1993, is stepping down. Her departure is effective January 2018.

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Kathy Castor on latest GOP health care proposal: It’s the same bad bill

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Not surprisingly, U.S. Representative Kathy Castor is giving a thumbs down to the Senate’s revised health care bill. “Unfortunately, the latest GOP Trumpcare bill is just as terrible as the previous version,” she said in a statement. “The inclusion of the Cruz Amendment would inflict even greater suffering for Americans with pre-existing conditions – on top of an already brutal bill.” The “Cruz Amendment” proposed by Republican U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee would allow insurers to sell plans that do…

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St. Pete activists worry environmental gains would regress under Rick Baker

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(UPDATED) Environmental activists would like to see several initiatives passed this year by the City Council because they fear they will not be addressed if Rick Baker becomes mayor in 2018. The St. Petersburg Sustainability Council (SPSC) is a local non-profit that includes members of the Suncoast Sierra Club, which has previously endorsed incumbent Rick Kriseman for mayor. At a press conference at Maximo Park in South St. Pete, members said that the progress on  environmental issues that has taken…

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Will St. Pete become second Florida city to ban plastic bags?

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Environmental activists in St. Petersburg hope the ‘burg will soon become the second city in Florida to ban plastic bags. Later this month, the St. Petersburg’s Energy Natural Resources and Sustainability Committee (ENRSC) will vote on a proposal to ‘ban the bag.’ If approved, the issue would be taken up by the City Council for consideration.

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