Planned Parenthood addresses challenges caused by Florida’s six-week abortion ban

The Hillsborough County School Board has approved putting the question before voters about a tax increase

DeSantis signs bills to shield police

Governor Ron DeSantis appeared at Tallahassee this morning to sign two bills regarding law enforcement. Listen: SB 184 First, the Halo Bill shields police from harassment if they are “actively doing their job.” That means...
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USF’s Susan MacManus: Pandemic changed Florida politics forever

In the past four years, Republicans solidified their control in Florida, and it all started with the pandemic, says Susan MacManus, the retired University of South Florida political scientist who is one of the most...
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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.

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