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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., August 3, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Donald Trump to surrender to federal authorities Donald Trump is scheduled to surrender to federal authorities in Washington this afternoon. He will be booked and fingerprinted before being escorted to his arraignment, which has been...
Bikes on Cross Bay Ferry. By Seán Kinane/WMNF News

Tampa third most dangerous city in nation for cyclists, data shows

A recent study ranked Tampa as the third most dangerous city in the nation for cyclists. One Tampa cyclist says more should be done.

Pinellas County leaders tackle housing affordability crisis amidst soaring prices

Listen: Pinellas County leaders came together today to discuss housing affordability amidst increasingly unaffordable housing prices. The recent population boom in Florida has had both positive and negative effects, especially for Pinellas County. The county...

WaveMakers: Bemetra Simmons on keeping Tampa Bay competitive

As Tampa Bay grows as a community, the standards to be met grow along with it. In order to keep up with the competition, the Tampa Bay Partnership helps conduct community research, inform new policies...

In Announcing Candidacy for GOP Nomination for Governor Sen. Jack Latvala Says Term Limits Have Not Helped the Culture in Tallahassee

Radioactivity 8 17 17 Good morning, Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up- Clearwater Senator Jack Latvala announces he’s running for the Republican nomination for governor. He says he thinks eight year term limits...
wastewater sewage

St. Pete says its stormwater capacity can handle big storms

Update, Thursday 13 July 2017:  The day after announcing its largest wastewater treatment plant was prepared for another major rain event, the City of St. Petersburg had an overflow of about 50,000 gallons of “mostly...
sea-level rise climate change

St. Pete mayor worries how Trump will impact preparations for climate change

How will a Donald Trump administration impact the resources that local communities need to deal with the effects of climate change? That issue came up Friday morning during a panel discussion on climate at the BLUE...
Pinellas County Commission Suncoast Tiger Bay Club Mike Mikurak Charlie Justice

Charlie Justice challenged by Mike Mikurak in Pinellas

Democratic Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice is facing a challenge to his countywide seat from Republican Mike Mikurak; the two answered questions Thursday afternoon at a Suncoast Tiger Bay Club meeting in the Gateway area of...
Bob Buckhorn Eric Ward

Tampa Mayor: have a plan for storm

Tropical depression 9 is expected to turn toward Florida’s Gulf Coast and strengthen to a tropical storm; Tampa’s Fire Chief says residents can expect 4-8 inches of rain and 20-40 mile an hour winds from...
Hillsborough River

Tampa infrastructure changes could buffer from sea-level rise

Tampa’s downtown – and much of the city – is only a few feet above current sea level; emphasis on “current.” But by the end of the century ocean levels across the globe are expected...
Karl Nurse.

St. Pete plans to upgrade sewer infrastructure

In a newspaper column Wednesday, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Krisemen wrote he is recommending to City Council using money from the BP disaster settlement on storm resiliency and sustainability. That’s after the city dumped fifteen million...

La Gaceta Publisher Patrick Mantaiga tackles five issues affecting Hillsborough and Tampa

Today on Radioactivity, Host Rob Lorei talks with Patrick Mantaiga, publisher of trilingual newspaper La Gaceta. In a column published last week, Mantaiga addressed five contentious issues affecting Hillsborough County and Tampa: the formula for...

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