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Maryann Ferenc on spending tourism tax dollars on Tampa’s growing dining scene

The Michelin Guide is poised this week to bestow more of its coveted stars to a handful of Florida restaurants, something that never would have...
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The Scoop: Tues. April 16th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Discussion by college leaders about fostering diversity on campuses, and, join the awareness campaign during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
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Five questions for the director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management

Kevin Guthrie has been director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management since April 2021.
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Deaf and Hard of Hearing ways to communicate after a weather emergency
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After heated dialogue, New College Board of Trustees vote to begin termination of gender studies

Gender studies will be terminated at New College in Sarasota beginning in 2024. The motion passed at a Board of Trustees meeting Thursday.

Tampa Bay Young Republicans’ Jake Hoffman will be on WMNF this Friday

Tampa Bay Young Republicans’ Jake Hoffman joined The Skinny in-studio to discuss his party, plus the Bay area’s role in local and national politics. He talked about sometimes disagreeing with the DeSantis campaign strategy, why...
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The Scoop: Thurs., August 10, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Orange County prosecutor suspended Orange County State Attorney Monique Worrell railed against Gov. Ron DeSantis in a press conference yesterday. DeSantis accused Worrell of “neglect of duty and incompetence”. U.S. Rep. Maxwell Frost, whose district...

Suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren on Suspended State Attorney Monique Worrell and Judicial Consolidation

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis today suspended Orange and Osceola Counties' elected State Attorney Monique Worrell for alleged "incompetence" and "neglect of duty." Andrew Warren, elected State Attorney of Hillsborough County, was himself suspended almost one...

Political leaders, demonstrators call for charges to be dropped in USF diversity protest case

Listen: Demonstrators and political leaders rallied in Tampa this morning, demanding charges to be dropped for protesters facing court after challenging the University of South Florida’s diversity policies. Demonstrators chanted outside of the downtown Tampa...
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Local Girl Scout donates books for literacy

A local Girl Scout is trying to help improve literacy. Elaine Feaster is a part of the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida.

Lawsuit seeks gopher tortoise protections

Conservation groups are challenging a federal decision to reject listing gopher tortoises as endangered or threatened species,
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The Scoop: Wed., August 9, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Heatwave sets records in Florida From the Panhandle to the Keys, temperature records were either matched or set yesterday afternoon. We’ll chase records again today across the state.   Federal employees feel disgraced On a...
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School districts grapple with Florida’s AP course confusion

School districts around Florida are taking a patchwork of approaches to a college-credit psychology course, amid a dustup between Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration and the College Board.

The Florida DEP is fighting new federal rules to limit climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection lashed out at a federal proposal aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants.
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Court allows an inmate to challenge the jail scanning his legal-related mail into a computer

A federal appeals court revived a lawsuit by a Polk County inmate saying his rights were violated by jail officials scanning his legal mail into a computer.
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Injunction sought against Florida’s new immigration law

Attorneys for migrants and advocates asked a federal judge for a preliminary injunction against a new Florida law that makes it a felony to transport into the state people who enter the country without the...

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