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Proposed bill targets environmental groups with legal fees for challenging state permits

Listen: A bill, filed in both the state senate and house in early December, would force environmental groups to pay up to $50,000 in legal...
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Environmental group responds after Florida turns down $320 million in federal funding to reduce tailpipe pollution

The Florida Department of Transportation turned down $320 million in federal funding to reduce carbon emissions.
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Anna Paulina Luna talks Israel, impeachment and Pinellas beach restoration

St. Pete’s representative in the U.S. House, Anna Paulina Luna, was a last-minute guest on this week’s episode of WMNF's The Skinny.
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U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, in a white suit, with a microphone in her right hand.

A surprising statistic sparks concern for the endangered Florida panther

The Florida Panther is our state’s official animal and one of the most endangered mammals in the country. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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What we know about the latest possible tear in a Mosaic gypstack liner at its New Wales plant in Florida

There’s a possible leak of water at a Polk County phosphogypsum stack owned by the giant fertilizer company Mosaic.
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Pinellas County emergency beach restoration projected to cost over $20 million

The county’s new emergency beach restoration project is projected to cost upwards of $20 million dollars. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., November 15, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Pink gives away banned books Pop singer Pink will give away 2,000 banned books at her upcoming Florida concerts. This comes as Florida recorded the highest number of book bans in the country last school...

Human Rights Under Your Nose

Human Rights are at the root of many issues at home and abroad, historically and contemporary. The Forum dealt with Haiti and the cross-border conflict with the Dominican Republic. The root of the current conflict...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., November 10, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Picket line in Riverview Yesterday about 40 call center workers at Maximus in Riverview picketed to demand higher wages and better working conditions. It’s the federal government’s largest call center contractor.   New College funding...

Ybor City Violence

Although the details are sketchy the Forum deals with the shooting in Ybor City, a tourist area of nightclubs, has led to two deaths, a discussion about gun violence and city leaders exploring ideas to...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., November 3, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Special session Amid a rise in anti-Semitism and the war between Israel and Hamas, Florida lawmakers plan to help bolster security by flowing $25 million into Jewish day schools and preschools and another $10 million...
U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, in a white suit, with a microphone in her right hand.

Anna Paulina Luna talks Israel, impeachment and Pinellas beach restoration

St. Pete’s representative in the U.S. House, Anna Paulina Luna, was a last-minute guest on this week’s episode of WMNF's The Skinny.

A surprising statistic sparks concern for the endangered Florida panther

The Florida Panther is our state’s official animal and one of the most endangered mammals in the country. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., November 1, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Constitutionality of North Florida congressional districts The constitutionality of North Florida’s congressional districts was under question yesterday as a panel of state appeal court judges questioned attorneys. Some judges took issue with plaintiffs’ arguments against...
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NOAA Fisheries denies petition for endangered whale protection near ports, sparking concern

Listen: A petition seeking to protect of one the most endangered whales in the world by creating restrictions near Florida’s west-coast ports was denied by federal officials on Friday. The petition would have restricted speeds...
Mosaic sinkhole

What we know about the latest possible tear in a Mosaic gypstack liner at its New Wales plant in Florida

There’s a possible leak of water at a Polk County phosphogypsum stack owned by the giant fertilizer company Mosaic.

Hillsborough County’s Hiking Spree is on, plus checking in with Clearwater’s Epicenter Recovery Foundation

The weather is bearable in Tampa Bay, which means more opportunities to get outside. Local officials have a new initiative to help residents do just that, and Forest Turbiville was in studio at WMNF-Tampa 88.5-FM...

Connecticut elementary school students have raised money for sea turtles in Florida

Elementary school students in Connecticut have raised money for sea turtles. The turtles are being rehabilitated in Florida.

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