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Past articles by Josh:

In mayoral run, Ken Welch wants St. Petersburg to achieve ‘inclusive progress’

The former Pinellas County Commissioner says he wants to make sure growth in the city is equitable. → Read More

In St. Petersburg mayoral race, Darden Rice points to her experience

The two-term City Council member touts her progressive accomplishments and collaborative approach. → Read More

For Robert Blackmon, St. Petersburg mayoral run about ideas, not personalities

The first-term City Council member filed to run for mayor last month. → Read More

Tampa Bay Times and Bay News 9 to host St. Petersburg mayoral debate

The debate, which will be aired live on and Bay News 9, will take place June 22. → Read More

St. Petersburg’s deputy mayor, Kanika Tomalin, considers congressional run

“Thinking quite hard about it,” she said, now that her boss, Mayor Rick Kriseman, has announced he’s not running. → Read More

Pete Boland, owner of St. Petersburg bar, files to run for mayor

Boland, a registered Republican who calls himself moderate, owns The Galley and Mary Margaret’s Olde Irish Tavern. → Read More

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman rules out Congressional run

Kriseman wrote on social media that he will not run to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist. → Read More

As Kriseman shuts down Rays talks, St. Petersburg leaders want new dialogue

At a news conference outside Tropicana Field on Tuesday, several City Council members, business leaders and a county commissioner distanced themselves from Kriseman’s comments last week. → Read More

Rays resurrect Ybor City stadium idea

Team tells Hillsborough commissioners Tampa could be Florida site for split season with Montreal. → Read More

Following Kriseman move, St. Petersburg City Council advances lower threshold for oversight

The new measure would lower the threshold to $75,000, down from $100,000. Last month, the mayor initiated a contract at $99,000. → Read More

St. Petersburg Council member Robert Blackmon files to run for mayor

Blackmon is the second Council member to enter the race. → Read More

Tampa Bay Rays call lawsuit ‘deceptive,’ ‘inflammatory’ and ‘fraught with error’

The team denied violating the partnership agreement between owners or the terms of the Tropicana Field lease. → Read More

St. Petersburg mayor to narrow Trop proposals this week

Mayor Rick Kriseman announced that he will pick two finalists, who will soon make presentations to City Council. → Read More

St. Petersburg City Council member Robert Blackmon resigns

The resignation likely signals that Blackmon will run for mayor. → Read More

Structural racism in St. Petersburg under scrutiny in new study

The study will be complete in September, but preliminary findings were presented to City Council last week. → Read More

St. Petersburg preserves expanded restaurant parking spot seating

The city found a way to ensure those tables placed in street parking spots can remain, even as it ends the COVID-19 state of emergency. → Read More

With Rays’ fate uncertain, St. Petersburg City Council vies to halt Trop project

The move formally puts the City Council at odds with Mayor Rick Kriseman. → Read More

St. Pete Pride back on in 2021 after COVID cancellation last year

The celebration, Florida’s biggest, will look a little different than in past years with no signature parade. → Read More

Tropicana Field finalists make their pitches to St. Petersburg residents

The developers jockeyed to appear the most committed to working with the community. → Read More

Rays decline to weigh in on four Tropicana Field redevelopment finalists, Kriseman says

The uncertainty around the team’s future is weighing on Mayor Rick Kriseman’s effort to select a developer for the parcel. → Read More