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What you need to know about six issues on Florida’s November 2024 ballot

Floridians in November will vote on six proposed constitutional amendments like abortion rights and the recreational use of marijuana.
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Florida Democrats look to the abortion issue for an election boost

Democrats are galvanizing around abortion as a “front and center” issue that they say could affect races up and down the ballot in November.
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Trial starts on Florida’s voter registration law

Plaintiffs arguing the Florida law is unconstitutional and the state says the law is aimed at enhancing election security.
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The Scoop: ,Mon. April 1, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

St. Pete Police A police officer shot 28-year-old Germane Small after reports of gunfire. Small fled but fired at Officer Andre Sousa, who returned fire, injuring Small. Sickest children are losing Medicaid Florida’s Department of...
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The Republican Party of Florida holds an 855,000 edge over Democrats in voter registrations

5,215,016 voters were registered as Republicans at the end of February, while 4,359,315 were registered as Democrats in Florida.

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Conspiracies theories are everywhere. In mere moments after the Baltimore Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse wild speculation erupted. It was terrorists. It was a government plot. Five days after the massive steel truss bridge was...
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Democrat Marilyn Holleran will challenge Sen. Blaise Ingoglia

Sen. Blaise Ingoglia, R-Spring Hill, has drawn a Democratic challenger, Marilyn Holleran, as he seeks re-election in November.
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Local leaders talk Tampa Pride, Dozier school payments, and more

While Tampa Pride’s roots go all the way back to the early-’80s when Pride was a 20-person picnic on a lawn at the University of South Florida, its parade—which runs down Seventh Avenue in Ybor...
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Liz Dahan joins other Democrats who are running to unseat U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna

Liz Dahan joins other Democrats in the race including Whitney Fox, Mark Weinkrantz and John Liccione who want to unseat Anna Paulina Luna.

The Scoop: Wed. March 20, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Election Results Bruce Rector has been elected Mayor of Clearwater. Tear in Mosaic gyp stack lining A suspected tear in a Mosaic New Wales phosphogypsum is confirmed by state environmental regulators. Detecting Alzheimer’s disease It’s...
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Bruce Rector will be Clearwater’s new Mayor; in the Gulfport City Council race, Thanos defeats Bixler

Republican-endorsed candidates also won two Clearwater City Council seats, Mike Mannino and Ryan Cotton.
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Donald Trump dominates Florida’s GOP primary; Ron DeSantis comes in third place

Former President Donald Trump dominated Florida’s 2024 GOP presidential primary; Nikki Haley came in 2nd.

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