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Florida GOP Chair Christian Ziegler, husband of Moms For Liberty cofounder, accused of sexual battery by alleged menage a trois lover

Christian Ziegler, Florida’s GOP chairman and husband of Sarasota County School Board member and Moms of Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler, is under criminal investigation after...
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Christian Ziegler

A decade after Rick Scott refused $1.25 billion from feds, a Florida lawmaker proposes $50 million for private passenger rail between Tampa and Orlando

Florida lawmakers are championing hundreds of projects including $50 million for Brightline to extend rail from Orlando to Tampa.
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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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A yellow and blue soccer team logo unveiling ceremony

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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Why have environmentalists and community leaders turned against Tampa’s plan to recycle treated wastewater?

Environmentalists & community leaders wanted to work with Tampa on options for reusing wastewater. But now they oppose the mayor's PURE plan.
Tropical Storm Hermine

Heavy rains have caused local flooding in Polk and Pasco Counties. Here’s where you can get sandbags

Heavy rainfall is causing localized flooding. People should use caution, avoid flooded areas and shore up properties with sandbags.
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Florida teachers face issues like staffing shortages, cost of living and restrictive new state laws

Nancy Velardi, president of the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association, talks with WMNF about education concerns in Florida.
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The Sertoma Youth Ranch gets new life — it’s acquired by the Will McLean Foundation

The Sertoma Youth Ranch near Brooksville, Florida has gotten a new chance at life as it will be acquired by the Will McLean Foundation.
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A Stetson Law professor weighs in on Andrew Warren v. Ron DeSantis

A law professor analyzes the lawsuit by suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s action to suspend him.
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WMNF’s Tropical Heatwave music festival will return to Ybor City in 2023

WMNF's Tropical Heatwave music fest returns on May 6, 2023, to the Cuban Club in the historic Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa.
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Coalition celebrates FDOT’s pausing of a possible Florida Turnpike extension

The No Roads to Ruin Coalition was successful in stopping the expansion of toll highways through rural Florida. For now.
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Are Tampa Bay elected officials doing enough to solve the housing emergency?

Housing costs are spiraling out of control. some Tampa Bay area communities to declare a housing state of emergency. Is it enough?
Sandy Grease obituary

Listen to the WMNF News afternoon headlines for Monday, Aug 8

WMNF headline news stories from Monday afternoon, August 8, 2022, including Olivia Newton-John's obituary.
Sean Shaw on Primary Election Day, 2018

Former Attorney General candidate weighs in on DeSantis’ suspension of Hillsborough’s state attorney

Former Florida Attorney General candidate Sean Shaw weighs in on Gov. DeSantis' suspension of Hillsborough's state attorney.
Renatha Francis appointed to the Florida Supreme Court Justice

Listen to the WMNF News afternoon headlines for Friday, Aug 5

WMNF headline news stories from Friday morning, August 4, 2022, including Andrew Warren WMNF headline news stories from Friday afternoon, August 5, 2022, including the appointment of Renatha Francis to the Florida Supreme Court.responding to...
Hillsborough State Attorney prosecutor

Listen to the WMNF News morning headlines for Friday, Aug 5

WMNF headline news stories from Friday morning, August 4, 2022, including Andrew Warren responding to his suspension by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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