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The Scoop: Thurs., November 16, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Students could lose scholarships Senate and House Republicans in Tallahassee filed identical bills yesterday that could allow financial penalties for state university and college students backing what they say are “foreign terrorist” groups, such as Hamas....
Mosaic sinkhole

What we know about the latest possible tear in a Mosaic gypstack liner at its New Wales plant in Florida

There’s a possible leak of water at a Polk County phosphogypsum stack owned by the giant fertilizer company Mosaic.

Myakka Ranch in Manatee County one step closer to state protection

Myakka Ranch in Manatee County is one step closer to getting state protection. WMNF's Chris Young reports.

Manatee County delays plans for affordable housing for veterans

Listen: The Manatee County Commission is delaying moving forward with a project to house veterans. Earlier this month, they heard the proposal to use county-owned property for affordable housing. The plan would have created a...

“Rare” property in rural Manatee County considered for conservation status

Listen: There’s an important undeveloped piece of land in Manatee County that might get protection. Florida’s Acquisition and Restoration Council, or ARC, met today Friday to take steps to conserve the property. As one of...
Florida Rep. Anna Eskamani holding a phone and talking to students

Rep. Anna Eskamani talks New College, Florida Democrats and more with ‘The Skinny’ on WMNF Tampa

For the Feb. 3 installment of WMNF’s Friday news program “The Skinny,” Florida Rep. Anna Eskamani called in to discuss her trip to Sarasota where DeSantis-appointed board members ousted New College’s president in its effort...
red tide fish kill beach

Red tide still lingers from Pinellas to Sarasota

Red Tide has remained in Southwest Florida as of Wednesday and reports of fish kills likely caused by red tide.

Pinellas Health Department has declared a health alert due to the red tide

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County has announced a Health Alert for Pinellas County Beaches as a result of red tide bloom.

Manatee County is making MCAT bus fare free for 18 months

Manatee County is making MCAT bus fare free for 18 months. This is because the county hopes this will reduce traffic.
dental health care teeth cleaning in schools

Saturday: free dental cleanings in Manatee County for kids 6-17 years old

On October 29th, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Dental clinic is doing free dental treatments for children 6 to 17 years old.

Manatee County makes strides toward reducing homelessness

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

Manatee commissioner colluded with Texas man on anti-abortion law, pro-choice groups call for investigation

A Manatee County Commissioner worked with a Texas pro-life advocate to draft an ordinance banning abortion in the county. Commissioner James Satcher is now ignoring constituents and media, while reproductive rights groups call for him...

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