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The Scoop: Tues. May 28th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

The new pregnancy website will contain no information about abortion. Meanwhile, elected state attorney Andrew Warren has been suspended.

The Scoop: Mon. May 20th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Chris Young reports how candidates for the Hillsborough County state attorney position faced off in a political forum on Friday.
Florida Capitol

Elfers Democrat William Vernon Pura is challenging state Rep. Brad Yeager, R-New Port Richey

Elfers Democrat William Vernon Pura opened a campaign account to run against Yeager in November in Pasco County’s House District 56.
Florida Capitol

Clearwater Democrat Bryan Michael Beckman is challenging Republican state Rep. Kim Berfield

Meanwhile, Miami Democrat Jennifer Lee Molina opened an account to challenge Rep. Vicki Lopez, R-Miami in House District 113.

Hillsborough County State Attorney candidates clash at heated political forum

Listen: Candidates for the Hillsborough County state attorney position faced off in a fiery discussion Friday during a political forum in Ybor City. Suspended Hillsborough County state attorney, Democrat Andrew Warren, Current state attorney, Republican...

The Scoop: Fri. May 17th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

WMNF’s Chris Young reports that an advocacy group wants more environmental protections in the Tropicana Field redevelopment deal.

Part of a Florida elections law is blocked for violating the Equal Protection Clause, according to a judge

A Florida elections law restricted voter registration groups, like preventing non-U.S. citizens from collecting voter registrations.
Deborah Dorbert

Lakeland woman describes agony of forced birth under Florida’s strict abortion law

Deborah Dorbert of Lakeland was a few months pregnant when her doctor delivered disturbing news: Her unborn child had Potter’s Syndrome, which meant he did not have kidneys and his lungs were not developing normally....
Florida Capitol

Lakewood Ranch Democrat Lesa Miller is running for the Florida House seat being vacated by Tommy Gregory

Lakewood Ranch Democrat Lesa Miller opened a campaign account to run in November in Manatee County’s Florida House District 72.
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The Scoop: Mon. April 29, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Spinning fish linked to algae bloom toxins Toxic algae blooms in Florida waters from the Keys to Boynton Beach are causing fish to spin themselves to death. Scientists, led by Florida Fish & Wildlife Section...
Renatha Francis appointed to the Florida Supreme Court Justice

Two Florida Supreme Court justices qualify for the 2024 ballot

Florida Supreme Court Justices Renatha Francis and Meredith Sasso qualified this week to appear on the November 2024 ballot.
Florida redistricting

Voting rights groups want a court to take another look at whether Florida redistricting was racially discriminatory

Voting rights groups want a court to reconsider a ruling that upheld the constitutionality of a Florida congressional redistricting plan.

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