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A judge rules against pro-Palestine student groups in Florida

Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Florida and the University of South Florida filed lawsuits alleging that efforts by Gov. Ron DeSantis and state university leaders to disband the groups violated their...

A federal judge weighs Florida’s effort to disband pro-Palestine groups at two state universities, saying “words have consequences”

A judge heard arguments in a challenge to Florida officials’ efforts to disband the pro-Palestine student group SJP at two universities.
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The Scoop: Tues., January 2, 2024 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Ziegler investigation deepens Sarasota police have obtained a third warrant in their investigation of Florida GOP Chair Christian Ziegler, who is accused of rape. There’s probable cause to believe Ziegler also committed video voyeurism. The...
Aya Batrawy reports during Israel-Hamas war

NPR’s Aya Batrawy on what she saw and heard in the first month of the 2023 Israel-Hamas war

NPR international correspondent Aya Batrawy reported from Israel on the aftermath of the Hamas attacks and on Israel's deadly response.

Florida disputes the First Amendment lawsuits filed by Students for Justice in Palestine at USF and UF

Florida attorneys said Ray Rodrigues’ memorandum is “not enforceable, and the Board (of Governors) cannot deactivate student groups.”
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The Scoop: Fri., December 29, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Firework safety New Year’s Eve means celebrations, drinking, and fireworks. Tampa Fire Rescue is urging the importance of celebrating with fireworks responsibly and safely.   Considering shortening firearm wait period A Senate Republican yesterday proposed...
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Hearing set in the Students for Justice in Palestine lawsuit against Florida

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing Jan. 26 in a lawsuit filed by Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Florida.
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The Scoop: Wed., November 22, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Ceasefire approved Overnight, the Israeli Cabinet approved a cease-fire agreement with Hamas.   Calls to defund U.N. After the United Nations called for a ceasefire in Gaza, Governor Ron DeSantis called for the nation to defund the...
Ron DeSantis

DeSantis calls to defund UN amid Israel-Hamas ceasefire plea, faces criticism as popularity hits historic low

Listen: After the United Nations called for a ceasefire amid the Israel-Hamas war, Governor Ron DeSantis wants the nation to defund the UN. “Defund the UN, I mean are you kidding me? What a farce.”...
israel palestinian Palestine solidarity protest in Tampa 15 May 2021. By Blannie Whelan/WMNF News.

Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Florida sues the state on First Amendment grounds

SJP at UF is suing over an order issued by university system Chancellor Ray Rodrigues that targeted such organizations on Florida campuses.
Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis seeks more money for Florida’s emergency fund after using funds for non-emergencies

House Minority Leader Fentrice Driskell, D-Tampa, said a negative cash balance “looks like a blemish on our financial planning.”
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Florida Senate passes bills to expand Iran sanctions and school security

The Florida Senate passed measures to expand sanctions against Iran and money to bolster security at Jewish day schools and preschools.

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