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Activists to protest NFL at Raymond James Stadium this Sunday

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People angry over the explosion of NFL players who chose not to stand during the “Star-Spangled Banner” before games last weekend plan to protest in Tampa Sunday afternoon, hours before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the New York Giants at Raymond James Stadium.

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Penny for Pinellas gets free plug at post-Irma Clearwater presser

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File it under the maxim first uttered by Rahm Emanuel in 2009: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

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Kathleen Peters fundraiser tonight for Pinellas Commission campaign

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South Pasadena Republican Rep. Kathleen Peters will hold a fundraiser Aug. 7 for her Pinellas County Commission campaign, and the host committee includes some of the top names in Bay area politics.

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Barb Haselden: Reject Penny for Pinellas unless it all goes to infrastructure

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When the St. Petersburg City Council sent the Pinellas County Commission a breakdown of Penny for Pinellas projects, they listed $15 million for affordable housing. Although the funds from the one-cent county sales tax — set for voter reapproval this year — were described by some officials as a “drop in the bucket,” it would give Council members some options to deal with the increasing problem of developers eating up more properties, especially in the downtown area. However, not everyone…

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Government critic Barb Haselden now seeking seat on Pinellas Commission

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Barbara Haselden, a St. Petersburg insurance executive and prominent opponent of the 2014 Greenlight Pinellas transit tax referendum, is running for the Pinellas County Commission. Haselden has her eyes on the District 6 seat being vacated by a retiring John Morroni. Haselden was the leader of No Tax for Tracks, the citizen-driven group formed to oppose Greenlight Pinellas, the referendum which asked for a penny increase in the sales tax to pay for expanded bus service and a 24-mile light rail system linking St. Petersburg…

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For ‘Dem-witted’ Florida Democrats, stop arguing and get to work

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In case Democrats haven’t figured it out yet, they are in a position of increasing irrelevance for a couple of big reasons: They consistently have been outworked, and they apparently can’t understand what’s actually happening in Florida and this country. The election of Donald Trump is just the latest in what has been a series of events that left Democrats dazed and confused (apologies to Led Zeppelin). I was reminded of that Saturday when an enthusiastic and large crowd (yes,…

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Tampa Bay Tea Party transit critics get their say at forum

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Whatever adjective(s) you may wish to use to describe Sharon Calvert, Tom Rask and Barb Haselden, “effective” has to be one of them. The three Tea Party-aligned citizen activists have led the opposition to the two major public transit initiatives that have gone down to defeat over the past seven years, and contributed strongly to a third never making it to the ballot in Hillsborough County in 2016 (they also proudly add the failed referendums in Polk County in 2010 and…

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