Wait times increase as more people seek COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 cases are continuing to grow – and so are the lines to get tested for it.

According to Florida Department of Health data, more than 19,000 tests were performed in Pinellas County between June 18 and 24, 14.5 percent of which were positive. The numbers represent a sharp contrast from the same week in April when just over 1,500 tests were done. Only 7.3 percent of those tests were positive.

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New CASA scholarship launches to create a criminal justice system that reflects the people it serves

CASA and its backers want to bring systemic change to the criminal justice system.

To accomplish that goal, CASA has a launched a new scholarship fund for domestic violence survivors and people of color. The fund will provide financial assistance for education and training needed to pursue a career in criminal justice.

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National grant will help fund revitalization efforts in The Deuces Live

Cultural programming and aesthetic upgrades will be coming soon to the historic 22nd St. South corridor, thanks to a national grant recently awarded to The Deuces Live.

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The Daily: The Sunday Read - 'Facing the Wind'

In today’s episode of The Sunday Read, Carvell Wallace considers why, for his kids, a global pandemic that shut down the world was not news — it was the opposite of news. It was a struggle that had, in some ways, always been a part of their lives.

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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Duncan McClellan

“Glass,” Duncan McClellan explained Wednesday on The Catalyst Sessions, “is so malleable – it can be transparent, it can be translucent, it can be opaque. It can look very fluid. It can look very hard. It fan look very soft … it really is, in some ways, the most ideal material to work in because of the different ways it can be utilized.”

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Here’s what St. Pete edtech company Presence is doing to help students get back to campus safely

Presence, a St. Petersburg company with software for colleges and universities, has created a new feature designed to help schools safely reopen their campuses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Commercial construction startup makes its home in St. Petersburg

Cotton opened a few months ago, just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The company, with a team of seven employees and three job openings, already has several projects underway and an active pipeline of potential work, and is on track to do $6 million to $10 million in revenue this year, Russell said.

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Community Voices

Roy Peter Clark: The hope for good sleep and sweet dreams in a troubled world


St. Pete 2.0: What should we prioritize as we rebuild? [Survey]

Challenges related to COVID-19, an economic downturn and demands for racial equity and social justice have changed our world in significant ways. Every city in America has an opportunity to emerge from this time in ways that will shape our future, and St. Petersburg seems uniquely suited to meet these challenges...

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Partner Story: IncentiCare projected to save one company $10M in health costs

BeniComp Health Solutions, an InsureTech company in Tampa, is radically transforming healthcare by saving employers millions of dollars while providing smart solutions that improve the health of populations. This 58-year-old startup has created a new health plan that is quickly becoming a proof-of-concept for reformation of the nation’s healthcare system.

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