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Hillsborough County Commission intent on proving property tax cut relief by Mitch E. Perry

02/07/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

 

 

Hillsborough County Commissioners today unanimously approved a motion to create a millage reduction fund that will be used to reduce any property tax increase later this year.

 

The motion has been spe...

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Hillsborough County hopes for better relations with the City of Tampa by Mitch E. Perry

02/07/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

Over the past several years, enmity  between the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County has appeared to get harden . 

 

Recently, the Tampa Bay Area Legislative representatives rejected a motion put fo...

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Series of Speakers Condemn County Commission for Robert E. Lee Proclamation by Mitch E. Perry

02/07/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

In the wake of their approving proclamations honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee & a local civil rights activist at the same time last month, the Hillsborough County Commissioners agreed today on a new screening policy to prevent such embarrassing actions from happening in the future.

The incident last month prompted strong criticism, particularly from the Black Community.  </span...

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Housing Authority Taking 90 Day Break on Graham-Rogall Deal BY ROXANNE ESCOBALES

02/06/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

After waiting two and a half years, over 300 public housing residents in St Petersburg will have to hold on just a little bit longer to learn of their fate. The St Petersburg Housing Authority held a special workshop to discuss a heavily criticized deal to sell the Graham-Rogall public housing project close to Tropicana Field to private developers. The board of commissioners decided they needed a bit more t...

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Spring Collaborative at USF by Dawn Morgan

02/06/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

2.05.07

Spring Collaborative at USF

 

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On Thursday, February 1st, an art exhibit opened at the Louis...

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Supervisors of Elections Get their marching orders to stop using touch screen voting machines by Mitch E. Perry

02/06/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

5 days after Florida Governor Charlie Crist announced that he wants to make sure that every vote has a paper trail, his new Secretary of State , Kurt Browning, came to Tampa this morning to give more details to Supervisors of Elections who use electronic voting.  Some voting rights activists also attended.  So did WMNF’s Mitch Perry, who has this report (r...

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Local Experts Say Blacks Must Talk About HIV/AIDS by Roxanne Escobales

02/05/07
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Africa continues to dominate the headlines when it comes to HIV/AIDS. But a seminar at the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida, sought to raise awareness about the sexually transmitted disease in the Tampa Bay area – especially among the black population. WMNF’s Roxanne Escobales has more.

 

The City of Tampa’s head of housing and community development depart...

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Trans Fat Bill doesn’t go that far by Mitch E. Perry

02/05/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

 

Following in the footsteps of New York City’s health department,  there are now bills to restrict or banish artificial trans fats in restaurants or school cafeterias, or require warnings in establishments that serve foods containing them, have been introduced in at least 19 states- including the Sunshine State.</...

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Activists demonstrate in support of Sami Al-Arian by Mitch E. Perry

02/02/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

 Today a small group of supporters of former USF professor Sami Al-Arian quietly stood across the street from the Federal Building in downtown Tampa, showing solidarity with him as he continues a hunger strike in prison.  He began that last week after being given an additional sentence of in prison of up to 18 months, ...

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Aria Green wants to be Tampa's next Mayor by Mitch E. Perry

02/02/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

 

 

Last month, former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco called a press conference to tell a room full of reporters that despite some interest, he would NOT run against Pam Iorio for Mayor.

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City of Tampa Candidate Forum at USF -- by Seán Kinane

02/02/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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 Last night at the University of South Florida in Tampa, the Green Party of Hillsborough and La Lucha sponsored a forum for candidates running in the Tampa city elections that will be held on March 6th.  All candidates for Mayor or City Council were invited and as WMNF’s Seán Kinane reports, six candidates attended the forum to speak about their platf...

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FSA Protest Outside of Orient Road Jail by Dawn Morgan

02/01/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

FSA protest
2.01.07

Lead:
Members of the University of South Florida's Feminist Student Alliance and other supporters gathered outside of the Orient Road Jail this morning to protest Tampa Police Department's treatment of the Gasparilla rape victim earlier this week. WMNF's Dawn Morgan has more.

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20 protesters lined the entrance of the Orient Road Jail this morning, holding homemade posters that read, ...

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