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St. Pete giving free tickets to screening of Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’ sequel

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, City Council Chair Darden Rice and Sustainability & Resiliency Manager Sharon Wright are distributing a limited number of free tickets to a screening of the upcoming film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power.” The film, which screens Thursday evening, is a sequel to the 2006 Academy Award-winning documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.” The film again features former Vice-President Al Gore discussing the dangers that climate change presents for the world today and in the coming years and decades.

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Candidates spar again at St. Pete mayoral forum

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What distinguished the fourth forum for candidates in the race for St. Petersburg Mayor was the first appearance of Paul Congemi. In that one-hour City Hall debate, hosted Tuesday evening by the League of Women Voters, the perennial gadfly managed to insult nearly every other candidate on the ballot, as well as their supporters. The room itself was the smallest venue to date for what has, in the course of the past month, become the most entertaining drama in town. Nevertheless,…

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Hot on the trail: Fundraising notes from the St. Pete municipal races – Vol. 3

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Candidates for Mayor and St. Petersburg City Council faced a July 15 deadline for filing reports showing finance activity from June 24 through July 7. Inside these finance reports are some interesting tidbits of information. Here are a few data points which stood out.

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Hot on the trail: Fundraising notes from the St. Pete municipal races

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Candidates for St. Petersburg City Council faced a Friday deadline for filing reports showing finance activity through June 23. Inside these finance reports are some interesting tidbits of information. Here are a few data points which stood out.

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Rick Kriseman enjoys big day as St. Pete Pier construction gets underway

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Wednesday was a big day for Rick Kriseman. Joined by Assistant Mayor Kanika Tomalin, City Councilmembers Darden Rice, Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, Ed Montanari, and Karl Nurse, as well as other officials, the mayor took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new St. Petersburg Pier, a major symbolic event for a project that has become a huge political issue. “It was really important that we fulfill the desires of the community from the standpoint of functionality, but do it within budget,…

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Without challenger, Amy Foster wins in St. Pete District 8

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As qualifying ended at 5 p.m. in St. Petersburg’s mayoral and City Council races, one race is over before it ever really began. Amy Foster has been re-elected to District 8. Foster filed her paperwork May 24, one day after St. Petersburg social worker Tharius Bethel mounted a challenge – lasting no more than a day. Bethel was forced to drop out of the race also on May 24, after informing the City Clerk’s office that he did not live…

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More endorsements come rolling in for Darden Rice’s re-election

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St. Petersburg City Council Chair Darden Rice is announcing an extended list of new endorsements Thursday for her District 4 re-election bid. As a popular first-term Council member and longtime civic activist, Rice enjoys a wellspring of support from elected officials, colleagues and well-wishers on both the local and state levels. The growing list of endorsements includes several prominent local elected officials: State Sen. Darryl Rouson, State Reps. Ben Diamond and Wengay Newton, as well as St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman,…

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