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Poll: Tough road ahead in Pinellas for Democrats Hillary Clinton, Charlie Justice, Janet Long

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With months to go before the Nov. 6 general election, it appears that two incumbent Pinellas County commissioners could face a hard time keeping their seats, according to results of a poll released Monday. Commissioner Charlie Justice (44 percent) holds an eight percentage point lead over Republican challenger Mike Mikurak (36 percent). But about a fifth of voters are undecided and could certainly sway the outcome of the election for the District 3 seat. The poll results are more disturbing…

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Pinellas County to break up the department that cares for environmental preserves and beaches, and monitors water and air quality

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David DeCamp reports: County Administrator Bob LaSala has ordered officials to plan to break up the department that cares for environmental preserves and beaches, and monitors water and air quality. If all the reductions are made, the education centers at Brooker Creek and Weedon Island preserves would be “moth balled,” according to a budget proposal released this week. The same memo by environmental management director Will Davis says it is unclear “what portions, if any” of the preserves would remain…

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