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Darden Rice launches first TV ad for City Council re-election campaign

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St. Petersburg City Council Chair Darden Rice released her first TV ad of the general election Tuesday, highlighting her work as well as the city’s resiliency during and after Hurricane Irma.

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At forum, Pinellas school board candidates agree on one thing: System needs fixing

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One thing was clear at Tuesday’s forum for Pinellas School Board candidates — the school system needs revamping. But how that is to take place isn’t so clear, although most agreed that communication and stakeholder participation are needed. “Parental participation is a must,” said Eliseo Santana, one of the candidates for District 5. “Our system is not geared to bringing our parents into the schools.” Eileen Long, who is running for the District 4 seat, said, “Survey our stakeholders, find what…

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Ken Peluso gathers enough signatures to qualify for Pinellas School Board race

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Ken Peluso, who’s running for re-election to the District 4 seat on the Pinellas School Board, has collected enough signatures to qualify for the race. “That just shows that I have widespread support and a great campaign team,” Peluso said. Two other candidates have announced they are running for Peluso’s seat, Chris Hardman and Eileen Long. A third opponent, Anthony Maccaroni, has withdrawn from the race, according to records from the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office. Peluso was elected…

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District 4 candidate Pamella Settlegoode announces plan for summer youth employment

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Nothing like announcing a plan about Summer Jobs on Labor Day weekend. Here’s Pamella Settlegoode’s press release: Pamella Settlegoode, candidate for District 4 City Council, unveiled the first of a series of strategies designed to rebuild and revitalize St. Petersburg. The strategy released today is for a program designed to offer jobs funded by the city to local teenagers during the summer months, allowing them to receive training, skills and experience in government or business when out of school. “I’ve…

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