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Bikini bars, secret meetings, pain clinics and more



In today's Times: June 16, 2010

St. Petersburg City Council member Karl Nurse wants the city to conducts its business in a way that's more accessible to the public. Read about his proposal to televise council workshops here.

St. Petersburg police, on the heels of a June 5 raid at a bikini bar, said there were no plans to target those establishments. However, since then, many bikini bars have been visited by police. Read more here.

The city of St. Petersburg and Times Publishing Co. are negotiating an end to the newspaper's federal lawsuit. Both parties say a deal could be finalized today. Read more here.

Pain clinics throughout the Tampa Bay area are now subject to strong local laws that took effect this week, prompting a rush of licensing applications and some complaints that the crackdown on prescription drug abuse is either too tough or not tough enough. Read more here.

Pinellas County emergency management officials say they're ready if oil comes here. Meanwhile, hundreds pack a community forum on the oil spill Wednesday night at the Palladium.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:40pm]


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