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Locals, environmentalists prepare to defend Wakulla Springs ahead of upcoming meeting

Environmental advocates and Wakulla County residents are protesting proposed changes that may threaten a state attraction.

Sawfish found in Cedar Key, Florida could be evidence of ‘Endangered Species Act working’

A sawfish sighting in early June off the coast of Cedar Key, Florida suggests the endangered species might be rebounding.
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The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Wednesday, July 6th, 2023

Offshore regulations to protect the Gulf’s only resident whale species proposed and contested A petition is seeking to protect of one the most endangered whales in the world by creating restrictions near Florida’s west-coast ports....
New College

New College search committee approves new salary range for president

New College of Florida is continuing efforts this summer to become, they say, “one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.” On Wednesday, the college’s Presidential Search Committee approved a new salary range...

Save the Manatee Club warns public not to use glitter-filled floatation devices

Environmental advocates are asking people not to use glitter-filled floatation devices because of their potential to harm wildlife.
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New study calls Tampa one of the most expensive cities for renting

Tampa is one of the most expensive cities to rent in.  Listen: For an average renter in Tampa, about 24% of their income goes toward rent. A new analysis by Clever Real Estate finds Tampa...

Statewide vigils protest execution of Duane Owen

Vigils and demonstrations were held across the state on Thursday night to protest the execution of Duane Owen. Listen: A small group gathered on a street corner in Pinellas Park as a part of the...

Law professor says no rules explicitly prevent Justice Canady’s involvement in Florida Supreme Court abortion case, despite possible conflict of interest

The Florida Supreme Court is hearing a case that challenges the state’s 15-week abortion ban, even though one justice may have a conflict of interest. One expert said nothing requires Justice Charles Canady to remove...

New College Board of Trustees approves “mighty banyans” as new mascot against the wishes of students, alumni

New College’s Board of Trustees voted last night to change the institution’s official mascot, despite criticism from the community.
Florida Wildlife Corridor

Florida Cabinet approves over 35,000 acres of conservation lands

The Florida Wildlife Corridor will continue to grow by thousands of acres, following approval by the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday. Listen: The newly-approved conservation lands in nine Florida counties will allow conservation and agriculture projects...

League of United Latin American Citizens issues Florida travel advisory

The League of United Latin American Citizens issued a travel advisory for anyone going to Florida because of the state’s new immigration law.
New College

Former and current New College faculty share concerns about present, future of institution

Matt Lepinski hadn't planned on resigning from New College of Florida, but during his last Board of Trustees meeting, he couldn’t see a way forward. 

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