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The Scoop: Tues., September 26, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

FL congressional map trial A federal trial over the constitutionality of Florida’s congressional map gets underway this morning in Tallahassee. Civil rights groups and voters...
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Criminal Justice and Human Trafficking

The community will have two opportunities to have a public discussion on two very important subjects affecting humanity. First, Michelle Walker, Executive Director of Miracles...
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The Scoop: Mon., September 25, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Rays Stadium cost Last week the Tampa Bay Rays announced plans to build a new $1.3 billion dollar stadium in St. Petersburg if the team...
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Judge refuses to block the dues deduction ban, dealing a blow to Florida teachers’ unions

A federal judge has refused to block part of a new Florida law that prevents union dues from being deducted from workers’ paychecks.
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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...
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Hillsborough education support professionals to receive pay increases

 School nurses, classroom aides, and other educational support professionals in Hillsborough County will likely receive raises.
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Radioactivity Tuesday: “How Amazon hid its safety crisis” – new reporting on the high rate of serious injury at Amazon warehouses

October 6, 2020 A new investigative report from Reveal from the nonprofit Center for Investigative Journalism obtained internal documents from Amazon showing high rates of injury at its network of fulfillment centers. Amazon, which has...
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Charlie Crist’s fan might offer more debate protection than Plexiglas

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources The Democratic and Republican candidates for Vice President debate tonight. There will be Plexiglas shields separating them to protect from coronavirus infections. But the New York Times...
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Voting rights groups ask for more time to register after site crash

After Florida’s voter registration site crashed during Monday’s deadline to register for the November election, Governor Ron DeSantis gave voters until 7 p.m. Tuesday to register in person or online. But voting rights activists said...

Voting rights group helps clear path for more than 800 felons to register to vote

Members of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition gathered in front of the Edgecomb Courthouse in Tampa Monday to announce a $1.5 million donation to the Hillsborough County Clerk of Courts aimed at covering fines and...
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Greenpeace: forget the plastic; Reusables Are Doable even during coronavirus

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources You may be thinking about how to protect the environment even during the pandemic. Disposables, including plastics, are commonly used these days in order to prevent the...

Trump supporters gather in Downtown St. Pete to counter Black Lives Matter activists in tense, but peaceful night

One week after a counter-protester pulled a gun during a Black Lives Matter march in downtown St. Petersburg, activists and counter-protest groups again clashed in St. Pete Saturday. With an increased police presence, no violence...

The New Map & White House Inc.

Daniel Yergin – The New Map: Energy, Climate, And The Clash Of Nations Pulitzer Prize-winning author and global energy expert, Daniels Yergen offers a revelatory new account of how energy revolutions, climate battles, and geopolitics...
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Live in the Tampa Bay area? Here’s all the 2020 election info you need as registration deadline approaches

Monday is the last day to register if you want to vote in the general election. Tampa Bay area Supervisors of Elections sent out a joint email through Hillsborough’s with all the information you need...

President Trump has Tested Positive for COVID-19

In a tweet late Thursday evening, President Trump announced that he and the First Lady have tested positive for COVID-19. This is a developing story…
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Florida State’s Attorneys to combat racial disparity with data, transparency

Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren and Jacksonville’s Melissa Nelson Thursday joined prosecutors from around the country to announce new initiatives aimed at accountability and reducing racial disparity in the justice system. The two participated...
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Florida residents gather to oppose proposed Gulf of Mexico fish farm as Sen. Rubio tries to clear a path

Florida residents and environmental activists gathered online today voicing opposition to a proposed fish farm in the Gulf of Mexico near Sarasota. The testimony comes less than a week after Florida Senator Marco Rubio introduced...

Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) says Amy Coney Barrett should be confirmed quickly, despite 2016 precedent

On Saturday, President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday morning, U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) said she should be confirmed quickly. Scott spoke on a conference call with...

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