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Rick Kriseman pledges $1 million for immediate South St. Pete improvements

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St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman vowed to find $1 million in the city’s current budget to provide immediate change for poor neighborhoods in South St. Pete. During a speech at the Sunday Best Dinner at the Carter G. Woodson African-American History Museum in Midtown, Kriseman said he has directed city staff to carve out the money in order to implement four key areas of improvement. “While we have many plans in place that are designed to make long-term generational change,…

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Today on Context Florida: Elston Edward “Steve” Roady, generational poverty and cyber-skimming

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Today on Context Florida: Martin Dyckman writes that Florida lost one of its oldest and best citizens when Elston Edward “Steve” Roady, a professor emeritus of political science at Florida State University, died at Tallahassee last week, four months into his 96th year. He was one of Dyckman’s favorite professors there, long ago, and a good friend. Nearly 1 million children live at or below the poverty line in Florida — roughly defined as having an annual income of about $24,000…

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