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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

Ed Hooper nabs Mike Fasano endorsement for SD 16

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Ed Hooper, in his bid to return to Tallahassee, picked up a major endorsement Wednesday from Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano. Fasano, a former Republican state lawmaker, has been a longtime political force in West Pasco County. Hooper, who served in the House from 2006 to 2014, is running in Senate District 16, covering parts of Pinellas and Pasco counties.

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State prepares for influx from Puerto Rico

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From schools to shelters, Florida is readying for an influx of people struggling for food, water and power in hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico.

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Firefighters, first responders continue lining up behind Jack Latvala

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Jack Latvala is expanding his appeal as a “hero” with first responders across Florida. On Wednesday, the Clearwater Republican announced firefighters in St. Petersburg, Coral Gables and Indian River County have added their support to his bid to become Florida governor.

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AT&T working overtime to help connect with friends, family in Puerto Rico

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As part of its recovery efforts, AT&T has set up a new website to help family members of those in Puerto Rico connect with loved ones after Hurricanes Maria and Irma.

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St. Pete attorney sues Equifax over data breach

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A St. Petersburg attorney is filing a first-of-its-kind suit against credit-ratings agency Equifax over a recent data breach that compromised millions of user Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses and other personal information. Matthew Decell “Matt” Weidner is a Preeminent-rated attorney who specializes in foreclosure defense, consumer law, probate and trusts. He is president and managing partner at Weidner Law, a three-attorney firm based in St. Petersburg.

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National Republicans hire new Florida state director

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Ahead of the 2018 midterms, the Republican National Committee has brought on a new political director for Florida. Andrew Brey, who previously served on U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio‘s presidential campaign, has been in the post since July. Brey has also worked for the Republican Party of Florida as field director in support of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry‘s campaign and was part of Gov. Rick Scott‘s re-election team. After Rubio ended his presidential bid, Brey became political director for Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron…

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Florida stores begin opening post-Irma

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After Hurricane Irma ravaged most of Florida Sunday and Monday, food and other supplies have been in short supply, with many grocery, department and other store closures. As chains are just beginning to assess damage Tuesday, with several in “recovery” mode. A list of most major food stores, and their current status (h/t to Bay News 9): Aldi closure list Fresh Market closure list Publix closure list Sprouts closure list Target closure list Trader Joe’s closure list Wal-Mart closure list  Wawa closure…

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