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10 Connects: St. Petersburg Times faces backlash over solicitation lawsuit

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10 Connects’s Noah Pransky has uncovered a series of emails from angry residents to city leaders and newspaper managers, threatening a boycott of both subscriptions and advertising. “I am canceling my subscription and will not resubscribe until you withdraw your lawsuit challenging the will of the people,” wrote one resident who also threatened a boycott of advertisers. “Ethically,” wrote another resident who owns a local business, “we find that we cannot support a business that…is costing us all additional money in our City taxes because…

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