The Scoop: Fri., April 19, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Gopher Tortoises threatened More than a third of adult gopher tortoises have died at a nature preserve in St. Petersburg, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating. Axios Tampa Bay reports surveyors...

The Scoop: Thurs. March 21, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida Rep. Anna Eskamani (D) says the new law to prevent houseless people from sleeping in public places is "making a bad situation worse."
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Here are ten big issues from the 2024 Florida Legislative Session

The 2024 legislative session ended Friday. Here are snapshots of 10 big issues from the session like relaxing regulations on teen workers.

The Florida Legislature passes a controversial plan to curb sleeping in public

A bill to prevent homeless people from sleeping in public while requiring local governments to address the issue is headed to the Florida Governor.

Florida House passes regulations to prevent people from sleeping in public

Democrats contended the bill would increase local government costs and force homeless Floridians into wooded areas.

Hillsborough County awarded 4.6 million in federal funds to address youth homelessness

Listen: Hillsborough County received an award of 4.6 million dollars towards ending youth homelessness. The federal funding was announced in Tampa on Wednesday. The funds were given to the Tampa/Hillsborough County Continuum of Care, or...

Buffalo Soldiers, Bautista Project (Homeless), Teens on Health

On today’s Slice of Life we’ll hear about the Buffalo Soldiers (https://www.nabstmc.com/) who are in town for their national convention. The Buffalo Soldiers is a Black motorcycle club who think of themselves as part of...
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Miami & Tampa top nationwide housing price hikes

Miami and Tampa continued to top other metro areas nationally in home-price increases in March when compared to a year earlier.
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Are Tampa Bay elected officials doing enough to solve the housing emergency?

Housing costs are spiraling out of control. some Tampa Bay area communities to declare a housing state of emergency. Is it enough?

Manatee County makes strides toward reducing homelessness

Manatee County is making major developments to ensure that people experiencing homelessness have resources.

WaveMakers with Aaron Dietrich of St. Petersburg People’s Council

The Tampa Bay area is facing a housing crisis, with rent prices rising and citizens being forcefully evicted from their homes without another place to go. For the past year, the St. Petersburg People’s Council...

He made millions in funeral business but died ‘pauper’ in Tampa. He was among 112 honored Monday.

The Portico in Tampa Monday held its annual homeless memorial service. The downtown Tampa arm of the Hyde Park United Methodist Church reads names of those who’ve died while homeless every year. This year’s list...

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