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St. Petersburg activists call for more work on safer, ‘Complete Streets’

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Wednesday is “Bike to School Day,” but more work needs to be done to make anyone feel safer riding a bike on St. Petersburg’s streets, according to a new report by the Florida Consumer Action Network (FCAN), “The design of our streets have consequences for our health,” says FCAN campaign organizer Lisa Frank. Specifically, the report says nearly half of all adults in Pinellas County don’t get enough exercise, contributing to heart disease and diabetes. People living in neighborhoods with inadequate walking…

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Coalition launches petition to encourage Pam Bondi to investigate insurance mergers

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A coalition of consumer and physicians’ groups isn’t backing away from its request for an investigation into insurance mergers. The Florida Campaign for Consumer Choice on Friday launched a statewide petition drive to encourage Attorney General Pam Bondi to investigate the mergers of Aetna and Humana, and Anthem and Cigna. The petition effort is the latest in a series of calls to action by the organization. “We know that 88-percent of Floridians have expressed some levels of concern regarding the…

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St. Pete considers resolution urging U.S. Senate vote on Supreme Court nominee

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Council Chairwoman Amy Foster have introduced a resolution urging the U.S. Senate to perform its Constitutional duty and hold a hearing for Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. The resolution specifically calls for the Senate to schedule a hearing on Garland’s appointment, hold a confirmation vote and work “on behalf of the people of the United States to ensure that the vacancy on the Supreme Court is filled without undue and unnecessary delay so that…

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