Tampa Bay shorebirds dealt with record heat this summer

Summer this year was one of the hottest on record in the Tampa Bay Area, and shorebirds in Tampa Bay dealt with the heat.
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Here comes the Sun: Talking pro women’s soccer in Tampa Bay

The new professional women’s soccer team has a name - Tampa Bay Sun FC-will kick off its inaugural season in August 2024.
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Responding to Food Insecurity in Florida with Gulf Coast JFCS

It’s Thanksgiving time and our thoughts turn to food and those who may not have it. Our friends from Gulf Coast JFCS joined us to...
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Get answers about open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace

Information how navigators can help you choose the Obamacare plan that’s best for you and if you are eligible for financial assistance.
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Backers say the Florida Supreme Court should OK an abortion rights initiative

Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment fired back at Florida's Attorney General Ashley Moody who wants the measure blocked from the 2024 ballot.
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Riverview call center workers stage picket, demanding $25/hour, better healthcare, and more

Listen: On Thursday, call center workers at Maximus, the federal government’s largest call center contractor, picketed to demand higher wages. Call center workers want the...
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Opponents of Florida’s congressional redistricting plan attempt to shield lawmakers from testifying

Opponents of a congressional redistricting plan pushed by Ron DeSantis are fighting an effort to shield key lawmakers from testifying.
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DeSantis seeks to shield redistricting documents

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration is fighting to prevent the release of documents in a lawsuit challenging Florida redistricting.
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LWV of Florida says the governor has too much influence on Congressional redistricting

The 2nd VP of the League of Women Voters of Florida says DeSantis' redistricting map is an "unprecedented autocratic move by our governor."

State Senator Darryl Rouson presents an alternative Congressional map

Florida’s Special legislative session to redraw Congressional maps begins. Darryl Rouson presents maps to consider at Special Session.

New Florida Legislative maps have been submitted to Supreme Court and were not opposed

Florida’s state legislative redistricting maps are not being opposed. The Senate and House might give Democrats more seats.
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Hillsborough School Board narrows redistricting plans

Hillsborough County School Board narrows down redistricting plans from six to three, a final vote is expected Thursday.

Local redistricting is happening in Tampa Bay counties

WMNF looks at redistricting in Hillsborough County and elsewhere with the League of Women Voters and a GIS expert.

A closer look at the redistricting process in Florida

WMNF takes a deep dive into the redistricting process in Florida with Ellen Freidin, chair of the coalition known as Fair Districts Now.

Census data is out and redistricting has begun, but advocates warn of continued secrecy

The process to reapportion Florida’s political lines began in earnest with Thursday’s release of population data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Advocates are warning of secrecy on both sides of the aisle. Even after courts...
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Fair Districts Coalition hopes to avoid repeat of Florida’s contentious, gerrymandered 2012 redistricting

A group of civic organizations hopes to avoid a repeat of the 2012 redistricting debacle that led to numerous court battles and uncovered gerrymandering in the drawing of maps. The Fair Districts Coalition is calling...

Progressives: independent body should draw new district lines in Sarasota

Now that the Sarasota County Commission is made up of single-member districts, commissioners are considering re-drawing the district lines to create districts with more equal populations. But a progressive group wants an independent group to...
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Hillsborough Commission delays decision on expanding to 9 single-member districts

The Hillsborough County Commission has delayed its decision on expanding to nine single-member districts and three other changes to the county charter; that came after several members of the public spoke out Wednesday morning against...

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