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Sam Henderson re-elected Gulfport mayor

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Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson won another term Tuesday. He bested challenger Barbara Banno 59 to 41 percent. The two candidates have spent the past several months in a fierce battle to head the dais at Gulfport City Hall. Banno entered the race with a challenge to what emerged as a status quo attitude. She drew on residents’ frustrations with the August sewage dump into Clam Bayou and called for immediate action from the city of St. Petersburg to offer its assurance…

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Rick Kriseman dismisses criticism of raising minimum wage as “crap”

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Speaking on a panel discussing the minimum wage at the Florida Democratic Convention in Lake Buena Vista on Saturday morning, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman dismissed critics of doing such a thing by calling the arguments “crap.” Kriseman, who boasted about the variety of measures that have aided lower-income people and St. Pete employees after being approved by the St. Petersburg City Council, said that leaders like himself need to be ready to deal with the “talking points” offered by critics,…

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