The Scoop: Wed. May 22th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

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Clearwater Democrat Bryan Michael Beckman is challenging Republican state Rep. Kim Berfield

Meanwhile, Miami Democrat Jennifer Lee Molina opened an account to challenge Rep. Vicki Lopez, R-Miami in House District 113.
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Study details heat risks for workers even as Florida outlaws local heat protections

A new study cites “strong and robust evidence that excessive heat increases the frequency of injuries” to workers, particularly in the South.

The Scoop: Fri., May 10, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

St. Petersburg City officials gathered yesterday in a marathon session to discuss the redevelopment of the Historic Gas Plant District surrounding the Rays stadium
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UF shutdown case will be heard at Florida Supreme Court on June 5

The potential class-action lawsuit is one of numerous similar cases that were filed in Florida and across the country.
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In Florida, Kamala Harris put a spotlight on abortion politics

The day a Florida law took effect preventing abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, Vice President Kamala Harris campaigned in Jacksonville.
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The Florida governor signs laws, including changes to a USF cybersecurity center

Ron DeSantis signed 14 bills, including a measure that will make a series of changes to the Florida Center for Cybersecurity at USF.
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Weekly Roundup: Pronouns and Pedagogy. A recap and analysis of the week in Florida government and politics

A federal judge said a Florida law restricting teachers’ use of their preferred pronouns violates the First Amendment.

Join Belmont Heights Little League for an unforgettable opening ceremony!

Belmont Heights Little League is gearing up for an exciting event that promises fun, community spirit, and the joy of America's favorite pastime. On March 1st, at 6 PM, the Belmont Heights Little League Baseball...

WMNF is happy to announce our new Membership Coordinator, Robin Milcowitz

Robin is a community activist, wife, and mother of two. She has been a longtime supporter and volunteer of WMNF and has been doing graphic design work for the station for over 20 years. Her...
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Vacation rentals could face preemption with newly passed state Senate bill

Listen: Vacation rentals could soon be under statewide regulation. A bill passed in the Senate Thursday would give the state more power over regulating the properties. The bill requires property owners to pay certain fees,...
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Both the Senate President and House Speaker oppose expanding Medicaid in Florida

Florida House Speaker Paul Renner reiterated opposition to expanding eligibility for the Medicaid program.

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