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Michele Rayner draws a GOP challenger, Amaro Lionheart

Rep. Michele Rayner, D-St. Petersburg, has drawn a Republican challenger, Amaro Lionheart, as she seeks a third term in the Florida House.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., October 9, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Young Floridians lost Medicaid Half of Floridians losing Medicaid coverage are 20 years or younger. Democratic state legislators are calling for more to be done to prevent loss of coverage.   Radioactive road materials Republican...
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The Scoop: Thurs., October 5, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Challenge to violent protest law Yesterday, the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments in a challenge to 2021 law that enhanced penalties and created new crimes during protests that turn violent.   Recreational marijuana hearing The...
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GOP voter registration edge in Florida nears 600,000

As of Aug. 31, 2023, Florida had 5,206,774 registered Republicans, 4,617,844 registered Democrats and 3,785,907 NPA.
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The Scoop: Thurs., September 28, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Progress Village’s solar progress Progress Village, in Eastern Hillsborough County, is claiming the title of the first Black community in Florida to adopt a solar microgrid. A coalition of community leaders met yesterday at Simmon’s-Bowers...
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The Scoop: Wed., September 27, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Congressional redistricting trial For thirty years, North Florida had a district where African-American voters could elect their preferred candidate to Congress. The removal of the region’s black opportunity district is the focus of two ongoing...
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A court won’t rehear the fight over an elections law, handing a victory to Ron DeSantis and the Florida legislature

A full federal appeals court declined to take up a challenge to a Florida elections law that opponents contend discriminated against Black voters.
Florida redistricting

Appeals court will weigh Florida redistricting fight

An appeals court said it will take up a fight about a congressional redistricting plan that Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed through.

MidPoint: The Florida Redistricting Litigation with the League of Women Voters

The DeSantis-crafted redistricting plan was ruled unconstitutional. That ruling is now on appeal to the Florida Supreme Court. If upheld, it could result in more minority representatives and/or Democrats being elected to Congress from...

The Politics of Terror

An analysis of the political terror across the spectrum. Republicans threaten AIDS/HIV funding to the world’s poor because of possible abortion funding. note: The program, known as the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief,...

Episode 19: Earnest Coney Chief Executive of CDC of Tampa

CDC of Tampa is a social service organization that is responsible for making society better by providing skills for the modern workforce, real estate for low to affordable housing, and youth programs.  This CDC organization...
Photo of gun control activist David Hogg, a young man, wearing a black t-shirt with the words "Stop Gun Violence" in white lettering.

David Hogg, St. Pete Beach SunRunner woes, today on WMNF Tampa

Gun control activist David Hogg joins The Skinny on WMNF Tampa 88.5-FM today to discuss his new hybrid PAC, Leaders We Deserve,

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