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Can public drinking revitalize downtowns?

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In an attempt to bring tourists and young people back to aging downtown districts, many cities have legalized outdoor drinking — and it has been somewhat successful in revitalizing those areas, according to an article from The Pew Charitable Trusts. In 2016, cities in Mississippi and Ohio legalized “outdoor refreshment areas,” zones where patrons can carry drinks in the street, often in plastic containers rather than cans or glass bottles. The new wave of cities follows similar laws passed in…

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Dan Coats says Donald Trump hasn’t made up his mind on VP

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The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign ahead of the Republican and Democratic national conventions (all times EDT): 1:30 p.m. Indiana Sen. Dan Coats says Donald Trump hasn’t made up his mind about who to select as his running mate. Coats told The Associated Press Wednesday that he spoke with Gov. Mike Pence late Tuesday — one of the names on Trump’s shortlist of potential running mates — and Pence told him there’s still no decision. “I think he’s the…

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David Jolly — one year in as Pinellas’ representative in Washington

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On the last Friday in March, David Jolly spoke before nearly 500 Pinellas County Republicans at the party’s annual Lincoln Day dinner. While offering up a somewhat predictable attack on Barack Obama’s foreign policy initiatives, somewhat surprisingly, he also reserved plenty of disdain toward his fellow Republicans regarding a recent vote on the House budget. “There’s no reason for anybody to serve in the U.S Congress if one day they’re going to look back and see that the debt increased…

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