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Pinellas residents and businesses eligible for federal cash

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Pinellas County residents and businesses that are trying to put their lives back together after Hurricane Irma can put in an application for federal assistance.

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Marco Rubio pushes legislation to protect servicemen and women from Zika

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Sen. Marco Rubio is taking steps to make sure U.S. troops are protected from the Zika virus. The Miami Republican introduced legislation Wednesday to provide troops with additional resources to protect against the spread of Zika. Among other things, the bill — dubbed the Servicemembers’ Zika Protection Act — would make funding available to send insect repellent to members of the armed forces and Department of Defense civilian personnel in areas affected by the Zika virus. “With 100 members of our…

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St. Pete implements program aimed at streamlining building permits

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Small construction projects in St. Pete are about to get a little easier. Mayor Rick Kriseman announced Tuesday the “Stop, Drop & Go” program to ease the permitting process on what the city refers to as small over-the-counter commercial projects. Examples of work that would qualify for the new permitting process include kitchen or bathroom remodels or door and window replacement. Contractors doing such work can drop plans off at the Construction Services and Permitting office before noon and receive the…

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