New COVID-19 cases, positive test rates hit new high in Pinellas County

A total of 354 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Pinellas County Wednesday, the largest one-day increase since the state began reporting cases by county in early March.

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Pinellas County commission approves face covering requirement

All persons must wear a face covering while in any indoor public place in Pinellas County, beginning at 5 p.m. June 24.

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District 7 School Board candidates talk achievement gap, police, and charter schools

Four candidates for the District 7 Pinellas County School Board seat took the virtual stage Wednesday, working to distinguish themselves in a crowded field for the seat currently held by Rene Flowers.

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Heather McGhee: Racism has a cost for everyone [Ted]

Racism makes our economy worse -- and not just in ways that harm people of color, says public policy expert Heather C. McGhee. From her research and travels across the US, McGhee shares startling insights into how racism fuels bad policymaking and drains our economic potential -- and offers a crucial rethink on what we can do to create a more prosperous nation for all.

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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Katrina Stevenson

On Tuesday’s installment of The Catalyst Sessions, bay area actress Katrina Stevenson talked candidly about the effects of her isolation from those she’s collaborated closely with for two decades.

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Beckwith Electric plans to add 100+ jobs in Pinellas Park expansion

Beckwith Electric, an electric smart grid technology company, expects to spend about $6 million as part of an expansion plan.

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Pinellas County Commission approves funds to expand vote-by-mail efforts

The Pinellas County Commission unanimously and without discussion approved a request for a special budget appropriation that will help expand vote-by-mail efforts, and provide pre-paid postage to all voters.

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Tampa Bay Wave panel: Diversity is an economic imperative


PSTA to launch new mobility program to provide paratransit riders with options

A new mobility program will provide more options for people needing assistance with transportation to doctor’s appointments, grocery stores and other critical activities.

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Tampa Bay Innovation Center launches program to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19

A new program from Tampa Bay Innovation Center is aimed at helping the local economy recover from COVID-19.

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