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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., October 16, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Floridians fly, not refugees Last Thursday Republican presidential candidate and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an Executive Order to fly Floridians stranded in Israel back to the US. However, the Governor says the United States...
George Floyd rally sign

Arguments set in State Supreme Court fight over Florida’s law targeting protesters

The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments in a challenge to the constitutionality of a 2021 state law.
WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, April 7th, 2023

The Scoop is WMNF's daily digest of news headlines for Wednesday, April 7th, 2023.

Teachers March in St. Pete to call for union support

The Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association joined with the Pinellas educational support professionals to march from St. Petersburg City Hall to the former Tomlinson Adult Learning Center. The nearly 100 year old historic school will be...

Dozens protest against a controversial proposal that aims to restrict demonstrations in Florida’s Capitol

Dozens gathered to challenge a proposed rule to restrict the way protests can be conducted in Florida’s Capitol Complex.
Members of Tampa SDS protest at USF

USF students protest U.S. intervention in Ukraine

Members of USF's Students for a Democratic Society protested the U.S.'s intervention in Ukraine as well as sanctions on Russia.
USF students stand with signs in support of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community

Students, Deaf and Hard of Hearing community lead USF protest

Over 100 students and members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community rallied at the University of South Florida last week for support for the school’s Interpreter Training Program. Listen to the story here...

Ten years ago: Occupy Tampa holds first protest in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street

The first Occupy Tampa demonstration occurred on Saturday, September 24, 2011. WMNF republishes the story ten years later.
Ron DeSantis in West Bank of Palestine / Israel

DeSantis espouses debunked rumors, misinformation while signing HB1 into law

On Monday morning, Governor Ron DeSantis used debunked rumors and misinformation to justify his HB1 bill. DeSantis signed the bill into law while flanked by a group of law enforcement officials and Republican legislators at...
Trump supporters suqare off with Black Lives Matter protesters

DeSantis wants corporations out of Florida politics, but civic groups say ramp up the pressure on voting, protest bills

Gov. Ron DeSantis is lambasting the growing number of major corporations pushing back on Republican-backed legislation. But civic groups want those corporations and more to ramp up the pressure and fight bills targeting voting rights...

State Attorney, Supreme Court Justice, Sheriff say HB1 protest bill is unconstitutional affront on democracy

Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren joined a former Florida Supreme Court Justice and a former Sheriff Thursday in blasting the HB1 protest bill. The group called the bill an unconstitutional affront on democracy. No...

Civic and faith leaders gather to denounce ‘anti-protest’ bill, HB1, ahead of judiciary committee hearing

A group of mostly Black civic and faith leaders gathered in Tallahassee’s Captiol Courtyard Wednesday to denounce the controversial HB1 bill. Many fear the Republican-backed bill being fast-tracked through the legislative process would silence minority...

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