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Pasco Commissioner Mike Moore files for re-election

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Pasco County Commissioner Mike Moore filed campaign paperwork Tuesday in his re-election bid. Moore, the founder of a medical supplies business which he later sold, was first elected in 2014 to represent District 2 and was selected in 2016 to be vice-chair of the Board of County Commissioners. He will also become chair in 2017. “To build a small business or achieve other success in any area of life, you must set goals and then work tirelessly to deliver results,”…

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Aerialist Rick Wallenda to skywalk over Sundial St. Pete Feb. 11

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St. Petersburg will get a rare opportunity to experience the Flying Wallendas this week with a death-defying stunt over downtown’s Sundial luxury shopping center. World renowned aerialist Rick Wallenda will cross over Sundial by tightrope Saturday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. The event, which is open to the public, will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County. As part of the Wallenda family tradition, the third-generation performer will cross the courtyard on a cable no thicker than an index finger,…

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Pinellas Habitat for Humanity goes tobacco-free

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Volunteers helping to rehab and build houses for Pinellas Habitat for Humanity will no longer be able to smoke while working. The organization has declared its worksites, offices and its ReStore retail shop to be tobacco-free. “Once we learned of the devastating effects of secondhand smoke and the fact that more than 50,000 children and adults die from it, we wanted to safeguard anyone having close proximity to the houses that we are building as well,” said Michael Sutton, the…

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Bill Day’s latest: Jimmy Carter’s heartbreaking cancer diagnosis

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Bill Day’s latest honors former President Jimmy Carter, who turns 91 in October. Carter announced this week that recent elective liver surgery to remove a small mass has revealed cancer that has spread to other parts of his body. After leaving the White House in 1981, Carter has had the longest post-presidency career in history, one that has made him one of the most active and respected public figures in America. There are few things Jimmy Carter has not accomplished…

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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney rakes in $1.14 million in Q2 lobbying fees

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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney collected one of the largest hauls of last quarter, according to recently submitted compensation reports: The white shoe firm’s Tallahassee lobbying practice earned an estimated $1.14 million between April 1 and June 30 of 2015. The largest contributor to the firm’s bottom line in Q2? U.S. Sugar Corp. by a mile. It doubled up the next highest-paying client, paying $76,000 for legislative lobbying services and between $30,000-$39,999 for executive branch work, for a total of some $111,000.…

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