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Hillsborough County's suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren

Andrew Warren is running for State Attorney in Hillsborough

Democrat Andrew Warren announced he will run again this year for Hillsborough County state attorney after being suspended by Ron DeSantis.

Middle East Shadow War, Florida Bans and “Civil War”

Patró Mabíli, ready to elucidate. Despite 2023 being deemed the hottest year on record the Republican Governor of Florida bans local governments from protecting workers from heat and limits police oversight board. Also world markets...

Sustainability in Transportation with Dayna Lazarus

Anni and Tanja discuss sustainability in transportation and urban planning with Dayna Lazarus

The Scoop: Wed. April 10th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Judge blocks Florida pronoun law A 2023 Florida law requiring transgender teachers to use pronouns that align with their sex assigned at birth is blocked on the basis of First Amendment rights. DeSantis executive privilege...

Reconciliation Resolution, Energy Omnibus Bill

Sister Connie Burton and the Sunday Forum/Fourth Estate crew Tampa civic activist, Connie Burton, returns to WMNF to visit the Forum to discuss Tampa City Council Resolution 568. The Racial Resolution was the city’s attempt...
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Florida lawmakers reject changes to a law requiring municipal officials to disclose finances

Officials in some parts of Florida are choosing to resign rather than provide the financial information under the 2023 law.

Women’s History Month: Power of Fight

Women were instrumental in saving two schools headed for closure in Tampa. Women fight and win consequential battles with little notoriety. Women historically have had to battle against slavery and empowered the abolitionist movement, against...
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The Scoop: Wed. February 28, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Wasserman-Schultz calls for Ladapo to resign As a measles outbreak spreads in Florida, the state’s Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo is giving advice counter to federal vaccination guidelines. Pedestrian dies in Tampa A vehicle hit and...
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The Florida Legislature could provide reprieves from a controversial 2023 law that requires local elected officials to disclose information about their personal finances.

A bill would exempt mayors and members of local governing boards in communities with 500 people or fewer from the Florida requirement.
Hillsborough Clerk of Court & Comptroller Cindy Stuart

Hillsborough Court Clerk Cindy Stuart on partnerships, innovation & equity

Hillsborough County Clerk of Court & Comptroller Cindy Stuart is only the second woman in history to be elected to the post after her predecessor Pat Frank. She is now running for a second term....
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Former Tampa City Councilwoman says rapid development has put West Tampa’s spirit on the line

West Tampa’s roots go all the way back to 1892, but 132 years after Hugh MacFarlane started building his vision on 200 acres of swampy land, the neighborhood is at a crossroads. In a new...
Nikki Gaskin-Capehart

New Pinellas Urban League CEO focuses on housing, eqiuity

Nikki Gaskin-Capehart has had a busy four months since she was named president and CEO of the Pinellas County Urban League, but her work has just begun. Gaskin-Capehart took over the 46-year-old non-profit group in...

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