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The Art Of Editing. A Deliciously Dark Whodunit. Exceptional Music.

What is the role of a book editor? Do editors make suggestions to improve characters, pacing or plot? Can editors make sentences flow better? We asked these and more questions of Ann de Forest who...

USF hunger strike ends after 17 days

Leaders of the hunger strike at the University of South Florida Tampa campus told members to abandon the hunger strike after 17 days (April 3, 2024). Students pushed divestment from companies that support the Israeli...

DeSantis signs bills to shield police

Governor Ron DeSantis appeared at Tallahassee this morning to sign two bills regarding law enforcement. Listen: SB 184 First, the Halo Bill shields police from harassment if they are “actively doing their job.” That means...

Tampa breaks ground on one of largest city park projects to date

Listen: One of the largest projects undertaken by the Tampa’s Parks and Recreation department has begun. The groundbreaking of a new recreation complex happened Friday in East Tampa. Community leaders and developers gathered to celebrate...

Tampa City Councilman Bill Carlson talks economic development, police chief and more

Bill Carlson is a popular Tampa City Councilman who won more than 59% of the vote in his District 4 re-election campaign. He’s been rumored to be eyeing a run for mayor when his term...
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St Pete’s annual Budget Open House is being held Tuesday

St Petersburg is holding the City’s annual Budget Open House next Tuesday at 6 PM. It will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Free Gun locks event via Winter Haven Police Department (Florida)

The Winter Haven Police Department is giving away gun locks

The Winter Haven Police Department will begin a giveaway of gun locks to ensure citizens have the proper security for their guns at home.
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Florida will continue to monitor a deer disease even after no detection this year

Wildlife officials have not found any other deer infected with fatal chronic wasting disease after one last year.
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Ron DeSantis signs a law to prevent local governments from imposing wage requirements on contractors and requiring heat-exposure protections for workers

More than 90 organizations signed on to letters to DeSantis opposing this preemption bill and seeking a veto.

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...
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Paul Renner’s political committee raised $368,000 in the days before the Florida legislative session

The Conservatives for Principled Leadership committee had about $2.57 million in cash on hand as of March 31.
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New College of Florida trustees give President Richard Corcoran a $200,000 incentive bonus

New College of Florida President Richard Corcoran will receive $200,000 in incentive pay; after a performance evaluation.

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