Pinellas County Sheriff: ‘Big problem’ at jail as COVID-19 cases rise

Pinellas County might stop booking people into the county jail except for very serious offenses because of an increase in COVID-19 cases in the jail.

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St. Petersburg City Council meeting co-opted by threats, hate speech

St. Petersburg City Council’s final virtual meeting before summer break was interrupted Thursday shortly after being called to order, as unknown participants in the meeting, under the guise of being city residents speaking on the consent agenda, subjected City Council, city staff and the public to threats, derogatory racial epithets and hate speech.

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Titus O’Neil challenges Synapse: Follow through on diversity pledge

Synapse Florida has launched a diversity, equity and inclusion committee to ensure the Black community is included in Florida’s innovation economy.

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Hispanic Outreach Center CEO talks COVID-19, equity and mission

On this episode, Jaclyn Boland, CEO of the Intercultural Advocacy Institute joins Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, and Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst to talk about the Hispanic Outreach Center..

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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Brenda McMahon

Wednesday’s edition of The Catalyst Sessions got technical – if only briefly – as Gulfport ceramic artist Brenda McMahon talked us through the process she uses to create her delicate, shimmering vessels and pots. McMahon’s technique is called saggar firing.

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The Shuffle

Daniel Babb



After 54 years, the Wagon Wheel Flea Market is closing

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another Pinellas County mom-and-pop business.

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Community Voices

Community Voices: Together we rise

"Equality through art."

"It is a tag line we adopted in celebration of our 25th year of making the arts accessible to all," writes Kerry Kriseman. "Our work is rooted in the fundamental principal that everyone deserves access that results in equality and equity. We endeavor to serve, empower and advocate for those who are marginalized."

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Covid Map

Covid Cases by Zip Code


Ibram X Kendi - How to build an antiracist world

There is no such thing as being "not racist," says author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. In this vital conversation, he defines the transformative concept of antiracism to help us more clearly recognize, take responsibility for and reject prejudices in our public policies, workplaces and personal beliefs.

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Downtown St. Petersburg lands first national coworking space

200 Central, the tallest office building in downtown St. Petersburg, will be home to coworking operator Industrious.

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