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St. Pete Pride organizers say they won’t be deterred

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St. Pete Pride Festival officials say as of now, no major changes are planned for Pride weekend events scheduled to take place June 24-26, in the wake of the gun shooting massacre that occurred early Sunday morning at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. “No single act of hate can detour us from coming together as a community,” says Eric Skains, Executive Director of St Pete Pride, in a statement issued Sunday. “Pride and unity is more important now than ever…

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Democratic activist David Schauer contemplating challenge to Sen. Arthenia Joyner

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Democratic activist David Schauer, treasurer of St. Pete Pride and treasurer to the Pinellas DEC, has sent a letter to state Sen. Nan Rich, the Democratic leader in the Florida Senate, that he intends to run an insurgent campaign against lackluster incumbent Arthenia Joyner.  This is not the first time a possible challenger to Sen. Joyner has considered running against her.  State Rep. Darryl Rouson, bolstered by intriguing poll numbers, is also said to be thinking about running against Sen. Joyner. The…

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Pinellas woman arrested after her children ‘steal’ $12 in McDonald’s Happy Meal toys – kept in jail for 12 days before released

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Pinellas County does not have a jail. Pinellas County has a debtors’ prison. Before I explain why, let me be clear, Yvonne Maafu is not an angel. She’s got a criminal record. She’s been to jail before. She very well may end up in jail again. But there’s no excuse for what’s happened to her over the last two weeks. On January 10, Maafu was arrested by the Largo Police at her home for retail theft. She was booked into…

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Pinellas woman arrested after her children ‘steal’ $12 in McDonald’s Happy Meal toys – kept in jail for 12 days before released

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Pinellas County does not have a jail. Pinellas County has a debtors’ prison. Before I explain why, let me be clear, Yvonne Maafu is not an angel. She’s got a criminal record. She’s been to jail before. She very well may end up in jail again. But there’s no excuse for what’s happened to her over the last two weeks. On January 10, Maafu was arrested by the Largo Police at her home for retail theft. She was booked into…

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