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A Florida Senate panel supports a crackdown on drag shows

A Florida Senate panel advanced a bill to allow the state to revoke licenses of businesses that admit children to drag shows.

Bill to protect neglected African-American cemeteries in Florida moves forward in the House

A subcommittee in the Florida House advanced a bill that funds efforts to protect historic African-American cemeteries.

State pushes back in the fight over a Florida protest law

Attorneys for the state told the Florida Supreme Court that a 2021 law about protests that turn violent would not apply to peaceful demonstrators,

Florida legislators on why they voted for or against HB1 – universal vouchers for private schools

A universal school voucher bill (HB 1 / SB 202) is sailing through the Florida legislature.

Director of wildlife sanctuary addresses gator attacks and relocating the facility

Amy Kight, executive director of Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, in Jupiter, Florida, discusses the recent deadly alligator attack in Fort Pierce, and their relocation plans.

Founder of Laughing Pig Sanctuary discusses Bartow facility’s history and mission

Annette Wrubleski, president of the Laughing Pig Sanctuary, discussed the refuge she founded in Bartow, Florida providing a permanent home for elderly and abused pigs

Ricky Polston is stepping down from the Florida Supreme Court; DeSantis will appoint a replacement

Florida Supreme Court Justice Ricky Polston announced Monday he will step down, giving Gov. Ron DeSantis another appointment.

Florida Senate panel backs a 6-week abortion limit

A proposal to prevent abortions after six weeks of pregnancy began moving forward Monday in the Florida Senate.

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor launches newest “Crosswalks to Classrooms” project

A colorful crosswalk at a South Tampa school could enhance pedestrian safety in an otherwise dangerous place for walkers.

Ask the Doctor Anything – Dr. Fred Harvey answers your questions

"The doctor is in" on the latest Healthy Steps Radio Show episode. In this special "Ask the Dr. Anything" episode, listeners call in with their most pressing health questions and get expert advice from Dr....

WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Monday, March 20th, 2023

Reporter fired Reporter Ben Montgomery was fired by Axios last week. Montgomery is also the co-host of WMNF’s, the Skinny. On Friday, he talked on the show about being fired by Axios after he replied...

Florida House passes a major expansion of school vouchers

The House passed a measure that would make every Florida student eligible for taxpayer-backed school vouchers. Critics slammed the expansion.

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