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The Florida Legislature passes a bill banning children 15 and under from having some social media accounts

The Florida bill would require platforms to use age verification before accounts are created, with the verifications also affecting adults.
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The Florida Senate is about to pass a bill to prevent kids from creating some social media accounts

The Florida Senate is ready to pass a high-profile bill that seeks to prevent children under age 16 from creating social media accounts.
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The Florida Legislature could provide reprieves from a controversial 2023 law that requires local elected officials to disclose information about their personal finances.

A bill would exempt mayors and members of local governing boards in communities with 500 people or fewer from the Florida requirement.
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A Florida Panhandle sheriff’s deputy fired shots toward a handcuffed suspect after mistaking an acorn landing for gunfire

The incident was triggered not by an actual threat, but rather by the sound of an acorn hitting an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s patrol car.
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Tampa flight attendants join countrywide protest for better wages

On Tuesday, flight attendants protested at airports across the country for better pay. WMNF's Chris Young reports from Tampa.
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Listen to the oral arguments at the Florida Supreme Court over Amendment 4 on abortion rights

The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments about proposed constitutional Amendment 4 regarding abortion rights.
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WMNF promotes Seán Kinane to director of news and public affairs

WMNF general manager Rick Fernandes announced today that Seán Kinane has been named the station’s Director of News and Public Affairs, removing the “Interim” from his title. “Seán has been leading the news department for...

Message from the General Manager

Good evening listener supporters, I want to inform you that Friday, April 9th was Rob Lorei’s last day at WMNF.  I want to thank him for his service to the station. As one of the...
Randy Wynne

Randy Wynne to Retire Monday, Feb. 1st After 35 Years as Program Director

Monday, February 1st, marks the end of an era at WMNF. After 35 years as Program Director, Randy Wynne retires – but is not gone! Randy will continue his morning show and help transition our...

WMNF Coronavirus UPDATE

Listeners, Staff, Programmers, Volunteers, and Board, At this moment, when Coronavirus dominates the news, and World Health Organization has declared the Coronavirus a pandemic, I wanted to reach out and let you know that WMNF...

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