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The Scoop: Thu., May 2, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Housing affordability One of the main issues Floridians face is housing affordability. Community and industry leaders came together today(Wednesday) at the Florida Housing Summit in St. Petersburg Wednesday to discuss problems and solutions in housing....

The Scoop: Fri., April 26, 2024 Tampa bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Gateway Expressway opens A long-awaited highway project in Pinellas County is on track to finally open this afternoon. WMNF’s Chris Young reports. that’s when drivers will be able to ride on the Gateway Expressway. Insurance...

The Scoop: Thu., April 25, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Air quality A new report shows improvements in air quality nationwide. But, WMNF’s Chris Young reports that despite seeing improvements, the Tampa Bay area still faces air quality issues. Trans woman beaten to death Police...

The Scoop: Fri., April 19, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Gopher Tortoises threatened More than a third of adult gopher tortoises have died at a nature preserve in St. Petersburg, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating. Axios Tampa Bay reports surveyors...

The Scoop: Thu., April 18, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Suspended State Attorney running for re-election Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren announced on Tuesday that he will be running for re-election. WMNF’s Chris Young reports the announcement comes amid a long legal battle...

The Scoop: Fri., April 12, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Black Maternal Health Week It’s Black Maternal Health Week, and a new list released yesterday from U.S. News & World Report ranks hospitals with high black maternal health outcomes. WMNF’s Chris Young tells us that...

The Scoop: Thur., April 11, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida Senate district map questioned A new lawsuit says the map of Florida Senate districts violates the Florida constitution and federal Voting Rights Act. WMNF’s Chris Young reports Tampa and St. Petersburg residents worry the...

The Scoop: Fri., April 5, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Beach water quality advisory The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough has issued a warning for Ben T Davis Beach, Picnic Island Beach, and Simmons Park Beach over their water quality. After tests that were...

The Scoop: Thu., April 4, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Hillsborough tax The Hillsborough County Commission voted to continue on renewing the half-penny sales tax that has funded billions in projects throughout the country over the last few decades. The Tampa Bay Times reports the...

The Scoop: Fri., March 29, 2024 Tampa bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

On Monday afternoon the Florida Supreme Court is getting ready to release ruling deciding if proposed constitutional amendments that are looking to ensure abortion rights and allow recreational marijuana will go on the ballot.

The Scoop: Thu., March 28, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

A congressional redistricting plan pushed by Governor DeSantis in 2022 has been rejected by a panel of three federal judges.

The Scoop: Fri., March 22, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Students were served a lunch completely sourced from Florida growers, producers, and manufacturers.

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