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Seán Kinane

Women for Bernie Sanders meet-up in Tampa Bay

Bernie Sanders won by a landslide in Tuesday’s New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary; on Wednesday evening the group Tampa Bay Women for Bernie Sanders will meet in St. Petersburg to dispel myths that women and feminists...
Medicaid expansion sign

Report: Medicaid expansion states lead in insuring workers

States that have not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act – like Florida – have done much worse at insuring people of working age than Medicaid expansion states. A study released Wednesday by Families USA...
Les Miller

Hillsborough County opposes Florida fracking bill

Florida Senate Appropriations Chair Tom Lee’s home county has just come out against a fracking bill that will get its next hearing in that committee; on Wednesday the Hillsborough County Commission passed a resolution to...
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Tampa vigil for hunger-striking Palestinian journalist

A Palestinian journalist on hunger strike in an Israeli jail is in failing health and activists in Tampa are organizing a vigil Tuesday evening to call attention to the case of Muhammad Al Qiq. Dezeray Lyn,...
St. Petersburg City Council

St. Pete considers decriminalizing marijuana possession

The St. Petersburg City Council wants people caught with small amounts of marijuana to be fined rather than arrested for a misdemeanor. In case neither the state nor Pinellas County makes those changes to the...
pro-immigrant rally

Immigrants and allies speak out against Florida bill

Pro-immigrant groups held rallies across the state Wednesday as part of what’s called the “We Are Florida” campaign. Wednesday morning outside Tampa City Hall Nanci Palacios criticized what she says are anti-immigrant bills that have...
PSTA electric bus demo

Pinellas transit authority checks out electric bus option

Pinellas County’s transit authority is thinking about purchasing some electric buses to replace diesel vehicles as they reach the end of their useful lives. PSTA is bringing in electric bus companies to demonstrate the advantages...
Vote here today

WMNF tells you how to vote; Craig Latimer answers questions

On WMNF’s MidPoint we tell you how to vote! Well, it’s really a conversation with Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer about how to make sure you are registered and that your vote counts. The presidential preference primary...
Pro-choice rally

St. Pete rally to support Roe v. Wade decision

Friday is the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion throughout the country; after thunderstorms in the morning a half-dozen people waved pro-choice signs on a busy street corner in downtown St....
USF petition Palestine Israel divestment

USF student government votes to divest from human rights abusers

This week the University of South Florida student government Senate overwhelmingly passed a resolution to pull the university’s investments from companies involved in human rights violations against Palestinians; but USF appears ready to reject the...
TECO CO2 emissions / climate change

St. Pete will consider pulling fossil fuel investments from pension funds

St. Petersburg will end all bond investments in fossil fuel companies within two years and now City Council is considering whether to pull its investments in carbon polluting industries from its much larger pension funds...
Jennifer Rubiello

Fracking opponents will bring their protest to Florida legislators

This session the Florida Legislature is considering bills to regulate fracking. This week the Senate Environmental Protection and Conservation Committee advanced a bill that prohibits local governments from banning the controversial oil and natural gas drilling...

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