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Darden Rice introduces reality to Tampa Bay Rays stadium saga

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St. Petersburg officials have maintained for years they believe the Tampa Bay Rays franchise will eventually come to its senses and opt to stay in the city, preferably in the same place where Tropicana Field stands today. It was refreshing, then, to hear St. Petersburg City Council Chair Darden Rice acknowledge reality Monday night during a candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

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Three new charging stations deployed in St. Pete

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St. Petersburg has opened up a few more mobile charging stations so residents waiting on their power to be restored after Hurricane Irma can top off their phone batteries.

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Joe Henderson: St. Pete mayor race headed to runoff? Logic says yes but I say no

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The polls have former St. Petersburg mayor Rick Baker fluctuating around six to eight percent ahead of current mayor Rick Kriseman in the race to the city’s next mayor. That’s a solid lead, but a bit short of the 50 percent threshold Baker must cross to avoid a runoff. Most learned pundits seem to believe that’s where this race is headed. I know that’s sound logic, but I’ll crawl out on a limb and say after the ballots are counted today, it…

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Rick Kriseman’s get-out-the-vote effort at full swing

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman said his get-out-the-vote efforts are in full swing just hours ahead of when voters are set to hit the polls to decide if he will get another term as the city’s top elected official. “Every day to election day we are having the conversations that matter with the voters in this city. We are talking with folks from every neighborhood and zip code about how far we’ve come these past four years and the future…

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Rick Baker makes closing of 40th Ave. bridge a campaign issue

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Mayoral candidate Rick Baker is using the recent closure of the 40th Avenue bridge into a campaign issue in his quest to knock incumbent St. Petersburg Mayor  Rick Kriseman out of office.

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Rick Kriseman orders removal of Confederate marker from St. Pete’s waterfront

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman confirmed Tuesday that a plaque marking the end of the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Highway on Central Avenue and Bayshore Drive has been removed by the city.

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Rick Kriseman says Cross-Bay Ferry is a success

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Five months into a six-month pilot program, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman said the cross-bay ferry program is a success. St. Petersburg, Tampa and Pinellas and Hillsborough counties foot the bill for the pilot program, which began sending ferries across the bay back in November. The pilot program’s goal was to test the waters for whether the area could sustainably support such a service. “The numbers have been more robust than expected,” Kriseman told Pinellas County commissioners. “I think this…

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