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St Pete receives funding for homeowners impacted by hurricane

St Petersburg has recently received $600,000 from the state of Florida to help homeowners impacted by Hurricane Idalia

Suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren on Suspended State Attorney Monique Worrell and Judicial Consolidation

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis today suspended Orange and Osceola Counties' elected State Attorney Monique Worrell for alleged "incompetence" and "neglect of duty." Andrew Warren, elected State Attorney of Hillsborough County, was himself suspended almost one...
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Court allows an inmate to challenge the jail scanning his legal-related mail into a computer

A federal appeals court revived a lawsuit by a Polk County inmate saying his rights were violated by jail officials scanning his legal mail into a computer.
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Tallahassee Democrat’s Kathryn Varn talks Florida ‘trauma session’ on WMNF Tampa

On the latest episode of The Skinny on WMNF Tampa 88.5-FM, Mitch, Ben and Ray talk FBI raids, Uhuru, Michelin stars and continue to recap the 2023 Florida legislative session. They’re joined by special guest...
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Former New College librarian says firing was “intentionally disruptive”

Helene Gold said over the past three weeks, she felt “increasingly out of the loop.” So, the librarian wasn’t surprised when she received a call on Monday, requesting her immediate presence in the library conference...
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Appeals court backs most of Florida’s 2021 elections law, overturning a ruling that it discriminates against Black voters

An appeals court overturned most of a federal judge’s ruling that a 2021 Florida elections law was intended to discriminate against Black voters.

Florida Representative criticizes DeSantis for delay in seeking federal aid for flood victims

Listen: On Saturday, Governor DeSantis announced he is seeking federal aid for victims of the Broward County flood earlier this month. One Florida legislator is wondering what took so long. More than two feet of...
The Scoop: WMNF's daily digest of news headlines for the Tampa Bay area & Florida

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Monday, April 10th, 2023

Black Lives Matter demonstrator files lawsuit Attorneys for a “Pasco County man who was charged and acquitted of battery on a law enforcement officer during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in 2020 have filed a...

No Pasarán! The Ybor City women who fought fascism

Women's political activism in Ybor City, Florida and their fight against fascism at home and abroad during the time of the Spanish Civil War.

Florida’s population is estimated at 22.6 million

Florida is projected to have a population of 22.6 million on April 1, 2023 and could top 25 million in 2032.
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Florida divests money from BlackRock asset-management firm over ‘ESG’ social responsibility policies

Florida will pull $2 billion from BlackRock asset-management firm over Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ideological differences.
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Abortion clinic fights Florida’s waiting period fine

An abortion clinic is fighting a $56,000 Florida fine stemming from allegations that it did not comply with a 24-hour waiting period before abortions.

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