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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., December 19, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Inmate numbers climb in Florida The number inmates in Florida is expected to increase in the coming years. The prison population plummetted early in the COVID-19 pandemic.   Bill would discourage environmental challenges A bill...
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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 fees if they lose their challenges to state environmental permits....
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., December 13, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Bridget Ziegler won’t resign Last night, all members of the Sarasota County School Board voted to ask fellow Board member Bridget Ziegler to resign, except for Ziegler herself. Ziegler’s husband is accused of rape and...

Brownfields, People Power and More Funk

Today is Human Rights Day. A brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. A Brownfield...
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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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Will the Legislature designate the American flamingo as the Florida state bird?

A bill would designate the American flamingo as the Florida state bird in place of the mockingbird, which was approved in 1927.

Pinellas County progresses with emergency beach restoration after Hurricane Idalia

Listen: After Hurricane Idalia caused devastation to Pinellas County beaches, sand dunes have been constructed on Sunset, Pass-a-Grille, and Indian Rocks Beach, and work is finishing up at Belleair Beach. “The dune is designed to...
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Florida turns down $320 million from feds to reduce tailpipe pollution

Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jared Perdue has turned down $320 million in federal money to reduce tailpipe emissions.

Safe Streets Ybor, Bring The Funk

The owner of Crowbar, a nightclub in Tampa’s Ybor City entertainment, talks about the aftermath of a violent shooting. The community accessing the club for special events. St Petersburg,  FL City Council Member John Muhammad...
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A highway is proposed through a wildlife conservation area in Osceola County

A proposed project would lead to a highway extension through part of the Split Oak Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area in Osceola County.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., November 30, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Transgender student rights Students walked out of a Broward County high school to support trans rights. A transgender student played on the girls’ volleyball team, leading to school staff being investigated.   Global temps foreshadow...
Florida black bear

Bill in Florida would allow people to kill bears on their property without permits

A Florida bill would allow people to kill bears on their property without permits when they feel threatened or for protection.

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