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Ron Oakley takes in over $150K in Pasco County District 1 race

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Pasco County Commissioner Ron Oakley announced Friday that he raised more than $150,000 for his District 1 campaign last month. “I am humbled by the strong outpouring of financial support from across Pasco County for our campaign,” he said. The $157,375 raised in May includes $150,000 in loans from Oakley, who had previously run for the commission in 2012. “I’m running to represent the people of Pasco County. As we continue to meet with voters and they hear our campaign…

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Panhandling issues related to Spice, says Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco

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Persistent concerns about panhandling in Pasco County were a major topic of discussion on Tuesday afternoon at a town hall meeting featuring U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, state Sen. Wilton Simpson and Sheriff Chris Nocco.  About 40 people attended the 90-minute town hall meeting held at the Beacon Woods Civic Center in Hudson. “They’re getting aggressive out there,” Nocco said to one participant who complained about increased panhandling in Hudson, a concern that she said appears to be drug-related. “In these…

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