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Democratic state leaders, mothers discuss November abortion measure

Listen: Coming off of Mother’s Day weekend, many are reflecting on abortion access in Florida. Democrats are pushing for support for a November ballot measure to put abortion rights in the state constitution. Nikki Fried...
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An ‘unborn child’ bill is advancing in the Florida House

Abortion-rights advocates say the proposed changes could put abortion providers and people who help women at risk of being sued.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., October 27, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida aids Israel Florida is aiding Israel under a directive by Gov. DeSantis by helping send drones, body armor, weapons, and ammo. While declaring unequivocal support for Israel’s right to self-defense, Florida Democratic Party Chair...
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Bill seeks to prevent abortion charges in Florida

Florida Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book filed a bill aimed at preventing women from being charged with crimes after obtaining abortions.
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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell launches a challenge to U.S. Senator Rick Scott

Former U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-Florida) is challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Scott in 2024.
WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Listen here: New College of Florida faculty censures board of trustees New College of Florida faculty have voted to censure the college’s Board of Trustees. Faculty mentioned a long list of grievances in a letter...
WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Monday, May 8th, 2023

LISTEN: Abortion rights in Florida This morning a new coalition is launching a ballot initiative campaign that would let Floridians vote to protect their personal medical decisions, including their right to abortion procedures. The group...

Florida Democrats fight back after end of the legislative session

Hundreds of protesters marched in Tampa this Sunday to protest of some of the many controversial bills passed during the Florida legislative session. Many organizations are standing up against legislation that they say makes the...
The Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Nikki Fried speaking at a podium

Protecting Florida’s wild interior, plus pushing back on DeSantis with Andrew Warren and Nikki Fried

For the April 14 edition of “The Skinny” on WMNF 88.5-FM Tampa, the show welcomed Gil Smart, Policy Director for the nonprofit Friends of the Everglades, to talk about legislation with a prevailing party attorney...
The Scoop: WMNF's daily digest of news headlines for the Tampa Bay area & Florida

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Monday, April 10th, 2023

Black Lives Matter demonstrator files lawsuit Attorneys for a “Pasco County man who was charged and acquitted of battery on a law enforcement officer during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in 2020 have filed a...
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Nikki Fried seeks a DOJ probe after Donald Trump makes claims about his actions in 2018 election

Nikki Fried wants the U.S. DOJ to investigate Donald Trump who said he sent federal agents to Florida to keep the 2018 election from being “stolen” from Ron DeSantis.
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Judge rejects challenge to Florida laws on guns and cannabis

A judge has tossed out a lawsuit challenging federal prohibitions on medical-marijuana patients buying and possessing guns.

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