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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., October 24, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

  Immigration status at hospitals During the last legislative session, state lawmakers passed legislation some believe disproportionately affects Florida Latinos. Two Tampa state representatives addressed these issues and others at a conference at the State...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., September 20, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

  Rays stadium The Tampa Bay Rays announced that they are staying in St. Petersburg. Yesterday the team laid out plans for a new stadium at the site of Tropicana Field. However, taxpayers are wondering...
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Prosecutor tells Florida Supreme Court that Governor DeSantis had no legal basis for her suspension

Suspended Orlando-area State Attorney Monique Worrell asked the Florida Supreme Court to overturn Ron DeSantis’ decision to oust her.
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Florida fines an Orlando abortion clinic $193,000 for violating a waiting period requirement

Florida health regulators ordered an Orlando abortion clinic to pay a fine for violating a law that requires a 24-hour waiting period.

Congress member Maxwell Frost introduces bill targeting ‘junk fees’ for renters

Orlando Congress member Maxwell Alejandro Frost joined to unveil a bill aimed at putting an end to fees he calls excessive for renters.

There could be a special session of the Florida legislature soon

At a press conference this week, Governor Ron DeSantis said, “I think they’re going to do a special session in a week or two.”

Central Florida food service workers could strike next month, amid ongoing contract negotiations

As the possibility of a nationwide rail strike looms over the holidays, and ongoing strikes by workers in multiple industries across the country continue, there is another impending strike threat closer to home in Central...
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Activists say Noor Salman is innocent in Pulse shooting

The wife of the man who killed 49 people in 2016 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando goes on trial next week. Noor Salman is charged with providing material support to a terrorist organization and...
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Queer Muslims — they exist

Queer Muslims exist; what’s it like to be LGBTQ and Muslim in the United States — and especially in Florida? Since a Muslim man — who  may have been gay and in the closet — killed 49...
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Tampa Bay SDS hosts Orlando shooting “speak out” at USF

University of South Florida students will remember the victims of the Orlando shooting with what they’re calling a “speak out” on Friday. It’s being organized by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society. WMNF News...

Women’s Show Discusses Recovery in Orlando and TPP

By Arlene Engelhardt How are the people in Orlando doing? With the funerals, the memorials and the press conferences, the broken threads of life need to be restored to the fabric of the living –...
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Supporters shield Orlando Pulse shooting victim’s funeral from protesters

On Saturday members of the Westboro Baptist Church loudly protested the wake of one victim of the Pulse shooting in Orlando. But the anti-gay church members were met by counter-protesters who shielded grieving family members...

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