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Skyway 10K glitch overcharged some, but could open race spots for others

Skyway 10K glitch overcharged some, but could open race spots for others

ST. PETERSBURG — Jen Corn's phone alarm went off at 12:45 p.m. Thursday. She had 15 minutes until registration for the Skyway 10K went live.What the 46-year-old Bradenton resident didn't realize was that tens of thousands of people across the b...
Published: 09/14/18
In second year, Skyway 10K nearly sells out in just 20 minutes

In second year, Skyway 10K nearly sells out in just 20 minutes

ST. PETERSBURG — The second running of the Skyway 10K race nearly sold out when 7,500 tickets were sold within the first 20 minutes of registration on Thursday.Last year's inaugural 6.2-mile race across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge sold out ...
Published: 09/13/18
St. Pete’s potential solution to affordable housing? Development fees

St. Pete’s potential solution to affordable housing? Development fees

ST. PETERSBURG — The city is considering fees on new development in its latest effort to provide more affordable housing.City Council's Budget, Finance and Taxation Committee voted Thursday to seek proposals for a study on the impacts of a...
Published: 09/13/18
Pinellas County will seek $1.3 million grant for Red Tide cleanup

Pinellas County will seek $1.3 million grant for Red Tide cleanup

In the aftermath of the Red Tide, the Pinellas County Commission will vote Thursday to seek a $1.3 million emergency grant to offset the cleanup of tons of dead fish.Commissioners will vote on the emergency measure during a scheduled meeting Thursday...
Published: 09/13/18
Two public forums will discuss Clearwater’s strong mayor referendum

Two public forums will discuss Clearwater’s strong mayor referendum

CLEARWATER – Residents can hear varying perspectives on the Nov. 6 referendum on whether to change Clearwater's form of government into a strong mayor system at two upcoming forums.The Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a forum M...
Published: 09/13/18
Banished: Ulele bust on Tampa’s Riverwalk is headed to a warehouse

Banished: Ulele bust on Tampa’s Riverwalk is headed to a warehouse

TAMPA — Princess Ulele is banished from the Riverwalk.The 1,800-pound bronze bust portraying the Native American royal was placed outside the downtown waterfront restaurant bearing her name as a temporary art exhibit in December.At the tim...
Published: 09/12/18
Updated: 09/13/18
It’s official: Illinois official to become Pinellas County administrator on Oct. 29

It’s official: Illinois official to become Pinellas County administrator on Oct. 29

Pinellas commissioners have reached an agreement with their new county administrator.Barry Burton, an administrator for a county north of Chicago, will start work in Pinellas Oct. 29.Burton takes over for Mark Woodard, who has worked for Pinellas Cou...
Published: 09/12/18
Straz kicks off campaign saying he’ll shake up city government

Straz kicks off campaign saying he’ll shake up city government

David Straz Jr. told a crowd at the Cuban Club in Ybor City on Friday evening that he had fielded one question over and over on the campaign trail: Why are you running?The 75-year-old billionaire philanthropist who made his money in banking said his ...
Published: 09/08/18
Updated: 09/12/18
St. Pete City Council tentatively approves 2019 budget

St. Pete City Council tentatively approves 2019 budget

ST. PETERSBURG – Mayor Rick Kriseman's proposed $717 million budget for next year coasted through its first public hearing Thursday, despite coming in more than $200 million higher than the 2018 budget.Much of that increase ...
Published: 09/07/18
State’s $9.5 million grant will help rapid buses connect St. Pete, beaches

State’s $9.5 million grant will help rapid buses connect St. Pete, beaches

ST. PETERSBURG — Dedicated rapid bus lanes connecting downtown and the beaches moved one step closer to reality on Friday when the Florida Department of Transportation approved a $9.5 million grant to help build a  bus rapid transit s...
Published: 09/07/18