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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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Hear from 2024 Hillsborough School Board candidates in Districts 1 and 3

Hear from incumbent Nadia Combs and challenger Julie Magill. And from incumbent Jessica Vaughn and challenger Angela Pimento Fullwood.
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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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The Scoop: Wed., February 14, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida environmental groups have warned that they will file a lawsuit against the U.S. EPA over the regulation of phosphate-industry waste.
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Florida groups warn of lawsuit against EPA over phosphate waste

A coalition of groups Tuesday moved toward filing a lawsuit against the U.S. EPA over the regulation of phosphogypsum waste.
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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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Orlando Sentinel reporters plan a walk-out

Orlando Sentinel reporters are staging a walk-out this morning. The reporters are attempting to unionize the Sentinel newsroom.
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The Scoop: Thu., January 25, 2024 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

$4.8 million awarded in grants to non-profits 30 non-profits that are focusing on underserved zip codes in south St. Petersburg received grants. WMNF’s Chris Young reports that funds focus on prioritizing mental health for black...
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What we saw and heard at the St. Petersburg rally to commemorate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade

More than 150 supporters of abortion rights lined the four corners of a busy downtown St. Petersburg intersection on Monday.
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Florida Education Association speaks out about state education issues and a bill that would reduce child labor protections

The Florida Legislature is in session and Tuesday Cafe looks at the wide-ranging topic of education in Florida.
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These bills in the 2024 legislature are an “escalation” of attacks on the LGBTQ+ community, according to Equality Florida

Several bills filed in the Florida Legislature for the 2024 session would impact LGBTQ+ Floridians; we get reaction from Equality Florida.
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SWFWMD video shows hundreds of manatees at Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River after the shoreline was restored

SWFWMD says the manatees are "a great demonstration of why we recently restored the shoreline around Three Sisters Springs."
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NPR’s Aya Batrawy on what she saw and heard in the first month of the 2023 Israel-Hamas war

NPR international correspondent Aya Batrawy reported from Israel on the aftermath of the Hamas attacks and on Israel's deadly response.

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