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Duke Energy promises all Pinellas customers will have power by midnight Friday

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Duke Energy promises all Pinellas County customers will have electricity restored by midnight Friday at the latest. Speaking at Jordan Park in South St. Petersburg, Duke spokesman Jeff Baker said he is aware that’s still a long time for those already frustrated without power over past two days, but “help is on the way.” That includes 1,000 workers from other states who are joining the effort to restore power to residents in the county.

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Rick Kriseman supporters confident mayoral race will go to November

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Supporters of Rick Kriseman knocked on doors and called likely voters on Sunday, less than 48 hours before the primary election in St. Petersburg. “I think the race has narrowed. It’s become a bit closer than what some of the polls have indicated,” predicted state Senator Darryl Rouson, who twice gave pep talks to volunteers at the campaign’s Midtown headquarters on 22nd Street South.

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‘Day Without A Women’ events to take place in St. Petersburg, Tampa today

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Organizers behind January’s massively successful Women’s March on Washington are calling for women everywhere (if feasible) to go on a general strike Wednesday, March 8, in “A Day Without A Women.” March 8 is International Women’s Day, and in commemoration, there will be events taking place in St. Petersburg and Tampa. If women can’t take the day off, they should wear red in solidarity, says Theresa Darlington, an organizer for the event in St. Petersburg, “and remove their pocketbook from the equation for the day.” “They…

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Rick Kriseman: St. Petersburg’s economy is ‘vibrant’

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No matter where you look in St. Petersburg, you see signs of a thriving, growing economy, Mayor Rick Kriseman said Monday. That’s true, he said, whether you look at south St. Petersburg, the Tyrone area, the Skyway district or the Gateway area. Every section of the city is showing signs of economic growth. “It isn’t just in downtown,” Kriseman said. “A vibrant city has economic development happening all over.” Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin agreed, saying, “St. Petersburg’s economic landscape is…

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All St. Pete employees to be CPR certified

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman announced Wednesday that all city employees will undergo training in CPR and become certified. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Americans,” Kriseman said. “Eighty percent of cardiac events happen in the home or similar private setting. If a citizen nearby knows CPR, chances for survival for a cardiac arrest victim can double or even triple. Each of our city employees should be equipped to help save a life if necessary.” St. Petersburg…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.20.16 — Hacked off

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Condolences this morning to St. Pete Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin, who lost her husband, Tampa Bay Times outdoor reporter Terry Tomalin. Condolences to all who knew and loved him. Moving on, the documentary “Weiner” is set to open today in some markets around the country (though not Tampa, though wouldn’t it be great if the Tampa Theatre folks could get it down here?). It’s a documentary on disgraced former NYC Congressman Anthony Weiner’s ill-fated mayoral campaign from a few years ago.…

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Jack Latvala wants Rick Kriseman to consider Pinellas County, and not just St. Petersburg, for future home of the Rays

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Shortly after the St. Petersburg City Council finally granted the Tampa Bay Rays management permission to negotiate with Hillsborough County officials regarding a potential new ballpark, St. Pete officials introduced a new project to assure fans that they would move heaven and earth to keep the team in the ‘burg. In late February came the Baseball Forever Campaign, an initiative spearheaded by the City of St. Pete and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. “There’s no better place to…

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