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Andrew Gillum calls for ‘strengthening’ Obamacare in Florida

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A day after the end of the 2017 Legislative Session, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum on Monday called on state lawmakers to pass a bill “strengthening insurance protections for those with pre-existing conditions.” Gillum, the sitting mayor of Tallahassee, appeared at the Florida Press Center with two local women who told of their family members’ troubles getting coverage and treatment: One has a son with a chromosomal disorder and the other’s sister lives with Crohn’s disease, an incurable digestive malady.…

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Frank Attkisson killed in bicycle-car crash

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Former Osceola County chairman, Florida state representative, and Kissimmee Mayor Frank Attkisson was killed Thursday night when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a car, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Attkisson, 61, was riding on Kissimmee Park Road near St. Cloud around 6:30 p.m. Thursday when his bike was struck from behind by a car driven by 26-year-old Kristie Jean Knoebel of St. Cloud, according to the patrol. The crash is being investigated. Attkisson was transported to Osceola…

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Guest op-ed: Kathleen Ford for…whatever

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Guest writer Henry Boxlor expresses what a lot of folks in and around City Hall are thinking: I’ll just admit it I like Kathleen Ford. Smart, sharp on point. I liked her when she was on City Council, I liked her when she ran for mayor the first time and I really liked her when she ran for mayor in 2009. I think without the HNIC comments things might have worked out differently. Just the hint of a Ford candidacy…

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Deveron Gibbons makes appearance at Darryl Rouson campaign event, says he is running for mayor in 2013

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There is a city named St. Petersburg and in it, you and I go about our days, enjoying all that the ‘burg has to offer.  In this reality, Deveron Gibbons was just issued a restraining order to stay away from his girlfriend after allegedly trying to run her over with his car.  In this reality, the downfall of Deveron Gibbons is being discussed on the pages of the St. Petersburg Times, on this blog and in hundreds of conversations occurring all over town.…

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A different perspective from Bill Foster’s about St. Pete Pride

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Henry Boxlor was right in the middle of things last week at St. Pete Pride and reports back a much different perspective than that of Mayor Bill Foster.   His report: St. Pete Pride was fun, exciting, colorful and different. I have been at every St. Pete Pride event and have watched the event and the GLBT community grdaually morph into a new exciting and vibrant social movement. It seems to me that the Pride event has become more about…

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A different perspective from Bill Foster’s about St. Pete Pride

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Henry Boxlor was right in the middle of things last week at St. Pete Pride and reports back a much different perspective than that of Mayor Bill Foster.   His report: St. Pete Pride was fun, exciting, colorful and different. I have been at every St. Pete Pride event and have watched the event and the GLBT community grdaually morph into a new exciting and vibrant social movement. It seems to me that the Pride event has become more about…

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Uhuru leader’s sons arrested, accused of running drug house in St. Petersburg

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From Jamal Thalji: Police said they raided a home Tuesday night and arrested four men on charges that they were running a drug house and selling marijuana in the neighborhood. Two of the men are the sons of local activist Omali Yeshitela, police said. Those two were identified by police as Weusi Africa Waller, 29, and Mwamba Bandele Yeshitela, 25. Their father is the 68-year-old founder of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement and a former candidate for mayor of St.…

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