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Karl Nurse endorsing Rick Kriseman for St. Pete mayor

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St. Pete City Council member Karl Nurse is endorsing Rick Kriseman for re-election as mayor. Nurse, term-limited from running again, has served on the Council for nearly a decade, first elected in 2008.

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Builders and contractors group gets behind Justin Bean’s City Council bid

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Considering that he’s one of the very few registered Republicans running in the St. Petersburg District 6 race, it’s perhaps not that surprising that Justin Bean has received an endorsement from the Associated Builders and Contractors, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter (ABC). ABC has a successful record of backing many Republicans in local races over the years.

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Early ballots for St. Pete’s municipal races mailed out by elections supervisor

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The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections has mailed out the first ballots for St. Petersburg’s August primary to about 1,000 absentee service members and overseas voters. The ballots for the August 29 municipal primary are heading out to all active-duty members of the military, as well as their family who are with them overseas. The first wave of ballots will be followed by mass mailing of about 64,000 ballots to St. Pete residents on July 25.

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St. Pete activists worry environmental gains would regress under Rick Baker

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(UPDATED) Environmental activists would like to see several initiatives passed this year by the City Council because they fear they will not be addressed if Rick Baker becomes mayor in 2018. The St. Petersburg Sustainability Council (SPSC) is a local non-profit that includes members of the Suncoast Sierra Club, which has previously endorsed incumbent Rick Kriseman for mayor. At a press conference at Maximo Park in South St. Pete, members said that the progress on  environmental issues that has taken…

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Will St. Pete become second Florida city to ban plastic bags?

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Environmental activists in St. Petersburg hope the ‘burg will soon become the second city in Florida to ban plastic bags. Later this month, the St. Petersburg’s Energy Natural Resources and Sustainability Committee (ENRSC) will vote on a proposal to ‘ban the bag.’ If approved, the issue would be taken up by the City Council for consideration.

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Tampa Bay Times still mum on distribution of tickets to mayoral debate

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More than 24 hours after tickets for an upcoming mayoral debate were to be distributed to the public, sponsors of the event say are still unsure about how they plan to fill the seats at the one-hour forum. The debate is scheduled for July 25 at the Palladium in downtown St. Petersburg. It will air live on Bay News 9, making it possibly the most important night so far of the campaign. “We’re discussing our plans with our partners to…

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Karl Nurse gives Gina Driscoll thumbs up as successor in St. Pete District 6

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Citing her longtime service to the community, St. Petersburg City Councilmember Karl Nurse is giving thumbs up to Gina Driscoll as his successor in the District 6 race. “I believe of the large field of candidates Gina Driscoll is the most ready to step into this city council seat due to her years of civic involvement,” Nurse said in a statement Wednesday.  “Gina is capable of representing the broad range of neighborhoods and has the temperament and drive to be effective…

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