As we reported earlier this week, the St Pete County commission voted to move forward with a master plan to invest over 220 million dollars for improvements to the St Pete Clearwater airport, despite the complaints of many citizens that they didnÃ¢â¬â¢t want the increased noise of more airplanes, and the environmental damage that expanding the airport could have. There was also a consultants report which warned the commission that air traffic is likely to decrease next year, and in the pas...
The skepticism towards the nations voting systems has been most clearly shown by a group of citizens in Pinellas county. They have been investigating that countyÃ¢â¬â¢s voting systems, found shredded ballots in the garbage behind an elections supervisorÃ¢â¬â¢s office on November 18th. Leonard Schmiege is a spokesman for the citizens voting verification group.
Ã¢â¬ÅWe went up to the supervisor of election office
The group didnÃ¢â¬â¢t contact the Pinellas supervis...
Today the Tampa City Council joined with earlier votes this week by the Hillsborough County Commission, and the Tampa Sports Authority in approving a deal that will allow the Tampa Bay Lightning from paying more than $600,000 in annual property taxes at the St. Pete Times Forum.
The deal shifts ownership of the major arena in Tampa from the Lightning to Hillsborough County. The reason that this shift occurs goes back to the original deal when the Lightning came to Tampa a decade ago....
At this hour in Miami, condominium workers who are trying to form a union are holding a Candlelight Vigil and march, bringing attention to their attempts to organize without intimidation.
Workers claim that the Continental Group Ã¢â¬â one of MiamiÃ¢â¬â¢s most prestigious condominium management companies Ã¢â¬â is refusing to pledge NOT to intimidate and threaten workers who want to speak out.
Last week, the City of Miami Beach Commission passed a resolution supporting w...
The parents of Rebecca McKinney, the 16 year old girl who was hit and killed by a pickup truck on McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater after getting off a school bus, have announced that they intend to sue the Pinellas school district twice; once for Rebecca's death and a second time for the trauma her 17-year-old sister, Mary, suffered while watching the accident.
The incident, which took place on October 8th, led to the discovery that children had been crossing four or more lanes at nearly 3...
Retiring Florida Senator Bob graham was at the Suncoast tiger bay club in St Pete this afternoon, to promote his new book, Intelligence matters and speak to Floridians for one of the last times as an elected official. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.
Graham, who was on the senate Intelligence committee for 10 years and also was a member of the 9/11 commission, told the almost 200 people gathered to hear him speak that he sees ...
Author Liza Featherstone on "SELLING WOMEN SHORT, The Landmark Battle for Workers' Rights at Wal-Mart". Featherstone's book describes an atmosphere of discrimination and sexism at one of the world's largest corporations.
In June 2004 a sex-discrimination lawsuit against a titan in American retail, Wal-Mart, was certified as a class action suit. The largest private civil action in history, covering 1.6 million female employees, this suit could potentially change the face of Wal-Mart, and fo...
Last Thursday, WMNF reported how a citizen who tried to speak at the Tampa City Council meeting, was arrested before he actually got the chance.
Activist Terry Neal was following another speaker, John Dausman, whose comments had angered members of the City Council. As they spoke amongst themselves, Neal interjected, demanding to speak immediately (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬?you gonna arrest me?Ã¢â¬?)
Neal faces charges of trespassing and disturbing a public assembly. The 2 misd...
Trial Attorney David Boies is considered one of the best at what he does in the U.S.
Most Americans probably became aware of him when, working for the Justice Department, he successfully won the GovernmentÃ¢â¬â¢s anti-trust case against Microsoft. He also defended Al Gore during the infamous Florida Presidential recount in 2000. Those stories are documented in his new book Ã¢â¬ÅCourting Justice: From New York Yankees vs. Major League Baseball to Bush vs. Gore, 1997-2000 Ã¢â¬ÅÃ¢â...
The United Church of Christ is asking the FCC to reject to renewal applications of two Miami area TV stations, because of NBC and CBS refusal to air the churchÃ¢â¬â¢s ads which promote acceptance of gay people. WMNF spoke with Chuck Currie a united Church of Christ seminarian at Eden theological seminary in St Louis. He has been working with the national board of the United Church of Christ surrounding the ad campaign and the request to the FCC.
The opens b...