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The Puerto Rican community of Tampa has a way to access government documents

The Puerto Rican community of Tampa now has a successful way to access certain essential government documents.
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The Scoop: Thurs., October 19, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Pinellas beach restoration Hurricane Idalia caused major destruction to Pinellas County beaches. The emergency beach restoration project is projected to cost upwards of 20 million dollars.   Dredging in Puerto Rico A proposed dredging project...
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A law professor & scientist ask for a halt to a dredging project that could harm Puerto Rico coral reefs

Coral reefs in Puerto Rico may be threatened by a proposed dredging project. On Tuesday Cafe a scientist and a law professor say why.

Florida Governor Race: Crist promises to champion statehood for Puerto Rico

Congress member and gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist today said he’d champion the cause to make Puerto Rico a state if elected governor.
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Puerto Ricans will celebrate governor’s resignation Friday in Tampa

Late Wednesday night, after days of massive street protests, the Governor of Puerto Rico announced that he would resign. Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation came after the release of scandalous chat messages by the governor and others...

Puerto Rico’s Slow Recovery Tied to Lack of Statehood

A year ago hurricane Maria struck the island of Puerto Rico and the recovery has been slow. Our next guest blames the slow recovery on the lack of political representation in Washington DC that comes...
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Signs point to more Puerto Rican voters in Florida primary election

There’s no way to tell yet whether there’s been a spike in voters who have recently moved to Florida from Puerto Rico, but there are some signs from the Kissimmee area that there may be...

Why Puerto Rico’s death toll from Hurricane Maria is so much higher than officials thought

By Alexis R. Santos-Lozada, Pennsylvania State University “If you don’t get away from those areas, you are going to die.” That statement concluded Puerto Rico Secretary of Public Safety Héctor Pesquera’s press conference before Hurricane Maria....
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Why hasn’t there been a rush of Puerto Rico voter registrations in Florida?

Since Hurricane Maria devastated parts of Puerto Rico, there has been an exodus of people moving from the island to Florida. NBC News reported that by the end of November the number was more than...
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Castor & Nelson criticize FEMA & Trump for cutting off Puerto Rico aid

Congress member Kathy Castor is slamming the Trump administration for cutting off emergency supplies like food and water to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. “There’s a very disturbing report out today that the Trump administration is cutting...
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Who are Tampa-area Congress members bringing to State of the Union?

When members of Congress attend the State of the Union they bring a guest; often it’s a symbolic way to advocate for a cause. Here is who Tampa Democrat Kathy Castor told WMNF News her...
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Florida candidate for governor, Philip Levine, in Tampa

Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is one of several people running for the Democratic nomination for Florida Governor; Levine is on a nine-city bus tour that brought him to the living room of a...

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