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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., November 1, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Constitutionality of North Florida congressional districts The constitutionality of North Florida’s congressional districts was under question yesterday as a panel of state appeal court judges questioned attorneys. Some judges took issue with plaintiffs’ arguments against...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., October 26, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Mass shooting suspect at large At least 22 people are dead and dozens more wounded in a mass shooting overnight in Lewiston, Maine and the suspected gunman is still at large. Last night’s shooting was...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., October 9, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Young Floridians lost Medicaid Half of Floridians losing Medicaid coverage are 20 years or younger. Democratic state legislators are calling for more to be done to prevent loss of coverage.   Radioactive road materials Republican...

Piney Point panel reveals data on red tide and more

Last March more than 200 million gallons of polluted water were pumped from Piney Point into Tampa Bay. The disaster resulted in red tide algae blooms and communities were exposed to radioactive waste. Phosphogypsum is...
Mosaic phosphate mining

Manatee County approves expanded phosphate mining by Mosaic

The Mosaic fertilizer company has gotten approval for expanded phosphate mining in eastern Manatee County, with some slight modifications to its proposal. The Manatee County Commission approved a change in zoning Wednesday for about 3,800...
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Resident near Mosaic sinkhole says well is polluted

Florida Governor Rick Scott took a helicopter tour of the massive sinkhole on the property of Mosaic Company in eastern Polk County Tuesday; but a nearby resident says her family is sick and her well...
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Mosaic apologizes for sinkhole communication delay; says contamination hasn’t spread

Executives from The Mosaic Company apologized Tuesday morning to Polk County residents for weeks of delays in notifying the public about a 45-foot-wide sinkhole that caused more than 200 million gallons of slightly radioactive water to drain...
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New phosphate mine nears approval in Manatee

On Thursday the Manatee County Planning Commission recommended changes sought by the Mosaic Fertilizer company that could lead to more phosphate mining in the east end of the county; but during an all-day meeting sixteen members...

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