The Scoop: Thurs., September 28, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Progress Village’s solar progress Progress Village, in Eastern Hillsborough County, is claiming the title of the first Black community in Florida to adopt a solar...
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The Scoop: Wed., September 27, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Congressional redistricting trial For thirty years, North Florida had a district where African-American voters could elect their preferred candidate to Congress. The removal of the...
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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

A court won’t rehear the fight over an elections law, handing a victory to Ron DeSantis and the Florida legislature

A full federal appeals court declined to take up a challenge to a Florida elections law that opponents contend discriminated against Black voters.
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Appeals court will weigh Florida redistricting fight

An appeals court said it will take up a fight about a congressional redistricting plan that Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed through.
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MidPoint: The Florida Redistricting Litigation with the League of Women Voters

The DeSantis-crafted redistricting plan was ruled unconstitutional. That ruling is now on appeal to the Florida Supreme Court. If upheld, it could result in...
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The Politics of Terror

An analysis of the political terror across the spectrum. Republicans threaten AIDS/HIV funding to the world’s poor because of possible abortion funding. note: The program,...
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Florida Senate signs off on immigration & election bills

The Florida Senate passed bills that could help send migrants to “sanctuary” cities and bolster efforts to prosecute alleged election fraud.

Judge poised to consider migrant flights case

A Leon County circuit judge will hear arguments Friday about whether he should toss out a lawsuit filed by a South Florida state senator after Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration flew about 50 migrants from Texas...
Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to Trump Rally attendees.

Top DeSantis aides added in migrant flight lawsuit

Two top aides to Gov. Ron DeSantis were added as defendants in a potential class-action lawsuit related to migrant flights from Texas to Florida to Martha's Vineyard.
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Judge blocks subpoenas of DeSantis aids in a records fight over migrant flights

A judge has rejected subpoenas seeking to force aides to Gov. Ron DeSantis to testify about Florida's controversial migrant flights.
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Florida DOT and a contractor face a records lawsuit on migrant flights

An open-government group has filed a lawsuit against FDOT & a contractor alleging they broke public-records laws re: migrant flights to Mass.
Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to Trump Rally attendees.

Lawsuit targets Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over migrant flights

Ron DeSantis was hit with a potential class-action lawsuit alleging migrants were lured with false promises to fly to Martha’s Vineyard.

MidPoint’s Legislative Wrap-Up: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

As Florida's legislative session draws to a close, it is time to take inventory and review what has emerged from the Capitol. From the headline-topping bills to the under-the-radar legislation, MidPoint host Shelley Reback, is...

Deported Florida woman, subject of Netflix documentary, reunited with family three years later

A Polk County woman who became the subject of a Netflix documentary after facing deportation has been reunited with her family. It took nearly three years for Angel Juarez to get home and she is...
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Advocate for migrants talks about the border situation and Grannies Respond

An advocate for immigrants describes what she saw at the Homestead detention center under the Trump administration and what she’s concerned about today on the U.S.-Mexico border. Joining WMNF’s MidPoint live by Zoom is Marina...
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Saturday in Tampa: “protest against immigrant dehumanization”

After this story aired, the date of the protest was changed because of Hurricane Dorian.  The “Fight Hate With Unity: Protest Against Immigrant Dehumanization” demonstration has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 3:00...
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Nationwide human rights demonstration “Lights 4 Liberty” comes to Tampa Friday

This Friday in Ybor City is a demonstration called Lights 4 Liberty Tampa, which is described on its Facebook event page as part of a nationwide protest against human rights abuses of migrants at the border....
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What a Tampa resident saw from outside Homestead detention camp for migrant children

Human rights observers have reported on poor conditions at migrant detention camps near the border – some people are calling them concentration camps. Many young migrants are being detained in Homestead, Florida; WMNF asked a...

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