Attitudes on U.S. Economy and Democracy

Inflation is down but Americans are still gloomy over the economy. Also, some survey research studies find some people believe U.S. democracy may not survive another two decades. The community weigh-in on the direction and...

Community panel discusses impact of human trafficking on undocumented Floridians

Human trafficking is a difficult topic for many Floridians, as modern-day slavery and forced sex work continue to cause concerns for both families and law enforcement throughout the state. A nonprofit called gathered panelists...
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The Scoop: Fri., September 22, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Educational support raises School nurses, classroom aides, and other educational support professionals in Hillsborough County will likely receive raises. This comes after Wednesday night’s negotiation session between the school district and the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers...
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Florida defends its new immigration law in court

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody urged a federal judge to reject an attempt to block part of a new state law targeting people who transport undocumented immigrants into the state.
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The Florida Institute for Community Studies (FICS) is losing its lease from Hillsborough County

FICS, a nonprofit that provides services to migrant communities, is losing its lease in a Town n Country park.
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Injunction sought against Florida’s new immigration law

Attorneys for migrants and advocates asked a federal judge for a preliminary injunction against a new Florida law that makes it a felony to transport into the state people who enter the country without the...
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Hawaii is dropped from the list of Driver Licenses that Florida won’t honor

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office announced a crackdown on driver’s licenses that would not be honored in Florida. Now the list is down to certain types of licenses from two states.
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Backroom Briefing: Eyeing Florida’s immigration law

Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson says a new Florida immigration law could bring “unintended consequences” to construction & tourism.
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An immigration grand jury is extended until April in Florida

The Florida Supreme Court has approved extending until April the term of a statewide grand jury investigating immigration-related issues.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Big Gay Book Party in St. Pete With anxieties around book bans and classroom instruction at an all-time high, a St. Petersburg book store held a Big Gay Book Party last Saturday to showcase local...

Asylum in the US: thoughts on Human Rights

Asylum-seekers treated as invaders as Republican politicians scheme against them lead discussion. Revelations about the “Guantanamo Candidate” documentary. Also, President Joe Biden will designate a national monument honoring Emmett Till and his mother. Till was...

Advocacy groups file lawsuit challenging Florida immigration law

Listen: Advocacy organizations filed a federal lawsuit last week challenging Florida’s restrictive new immigration law. The law is one of the strongest yet against undocumented immigrants, Governor DeSantis said before signing the bill in May....

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