Non-binary Florida teacher falls victim to “Don’t Say Gay” expansion law, fired for using ‘Mx.’ title

A physics teacher at Florida Virtual School was fired last month for using a gender-neutral title in class.
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New initiative sends free banned books to Floridians

Florida is one of the top states in the nation for book bans in schools. One organization is sending banned books to Floridians for free.
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New College of Florida trustees approve $1.3 million/year contract for controversial president Richard Corcoran

New College of Florida President Richard Corcoran is set to earn up to $1.3 million per year in salary and benefits in a five-year contract.
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New College of Florida’s business plan is “not financially viable” according to a UF business school professor

UF business faculty: A business plan outlining sweeping changes at New College of Florida is “not financially viable” in its current state.
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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., October 6, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Jacksonville police beat man Last Friday, Le’Keian Woods was brutally beaten by Jacksonville Sheriff’s officers. His family joined his attorneys for a news conference this week.   DeSantis campaigns in Tampa Governor Ron DeSantis campaigned...
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Justin Garcia talks about his reporting on local police departments

We talk about police issues with Justin Garcia, who is the Tampa Bay Times’ state and local accountability reporter.

Woke AF? DeSantis-appointed Disney board votes to defund police overtime

Property owners in a special district that includes Walt Disney World could see a reduction in their property-tax rate.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Monday, July 17th, 2023

Tampa air quality decline Overall, air quality in the nation has improved in recent years. However, it’s actually gotten worse in Tampa. Housing advocates rally against police budget Activists have come out against a 16...
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The Florida Police Benevolent Association challenges a proposed union rule

The Florida Police Benevolent Association challenges a proposed union rule on whether the new restrictions could apply to PBA members.

New Port Richey Police Corporal fired for inappropriate contact with teen

A New Port Richey Police Corporal has been fired. Bobby Lubrido was fired for having improper contact with a teenage girl.

Judge allows police budget challenge to advance in Florida

Lawsuit advances challenging part of a protest law that lets the FLorida governor & Cabinet override local decisions about police spending.

Listen to the WMNF News afternoon and morning headlines for Wednesday, Aug 3

WMNF headline news stories from Wednesday, August 3, 2022, including that a Lake Wales Police officer shot and killed a person.

New Port Richey officer who gave intel to armed counter-protester is out of a job and activists want department investigated

A New Port Richey police officer who provided department information about Black Lives Matter protests to a “Back the Blue” activist is no longer employed by the city’s police department. Listen: According to the New...

St. Pete protesters supporting Breonna Taylor face threats from police supporters and more vehicles after viral video

Before they marched, they prayed. Protesters marched with renewed vigor this week after a grand jury in Kentucky chose to not bring charges against officers who killed Breonna Taylor. Listen: After four straight months of...

A Pizza Hut driver was filmed driving through Black Lives Matter protesters in St. Pete and the company is keeping quiet

Last Thursday, Black Lives Matter activists with the St. Pete Peace Protest captured video as a Pizza Hut delivery driver drove through demonstrators standing in a crosswalk. Activists are calling for the driver and a...

Putting more police in Florida schools is hurting students, study finds

A new study from the University of Florida and the ALCU claims that increased policing in schools has not made schools any safer and might be doing more bad than good. The mass shooting and...

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