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Hillsborough County Commission

Hillsborough County threatens legal action against SWFWMD if plan to pump Morris Bridge Sink moves forward

Hillsborough County Commissioners oppose a plan to pump water from a sinkhole near Thonotosassa as one source to restore flow to the Lower Hillsborough River; meeting as the county’s Environmental Protection Commission Thursday morning, commissioners...
Les Miller

Hillsborough approves $29 million for Bucs stadium upgrade

The Hillsborough County Commission overwhelmingly approved nearly $29 million for upgrades to the county-owned football stadium that’s home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The county’s chief financial administrator, Bonnie Wise, says the public funds come...
SWFWMD

Residents ask SWFWMD to delay decision to pump water from sinkhole

Residents are asking for a delay in a permit to pump water from a sinkhole located in wetlands near Thonotosassa until other sources of water can be considered; they say pumping water from Morris Bridge...
Aya Batrawy

Saudi Arabia women vote, run, and win in elections for first time

This weekend for the first time ever women had the right to vote and the right to run for election in Saudi Arabia. And twenty women actually won. The WMNF News MidPoint guest by phone in Riyadh...
Dwight Duldley on fossil fuel divestment

St. Petersburg will stop buying fossil fuel bonds

St. Petersburg will stop investing in fossil fuel bonds because of the contribution of oil companies to climate disruption — Mayor Rick Kriseman made the announcement on Facebook Thursday — but a City Council member...
Bob Kunst

St. Pete mayor Rick Kriseman protested for banning Trump

This week St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman made headines by firing back on social media against Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. Trump said the U.S. should stop letting Muslims into the country, to which Kriseman...
Tampa roads

Tampa streets start 2-way conversions tonight: bike lanes to be added later

Many of the one-way streets in downtown Tampa are being converted to two-way traffic as part of a process called the Invision Tampa Center City Plan. Next up are some east-west streets near the downtown...
Ed Narain (left), Janet Cruz and Jamie Grant

Legislators see little chance for Florida Medicaid expansion

State Rep. Jamie Grant (R-Tampa) thinks that Medicaid expansion will be off the table during Florida’s Legislative session that begins in January. For one, Grant says this week’s gambling agreement “sucks a good bit of oxygen...
Rick Kriseman

Rick Kriseman “bans” Donald Trump from St. Pete

Donald Trump’s statement Monday that all Muslims should be stopped from entering the U.S. has led to criticism from around the globe and across the political spectrum; a tweet by St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman criticizing...
Hillsborough River State Park

Florida DEP signals intent to pump water from Morris Bridge Sink

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) has asked the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for permission to pump water out of the Morris Bridge Sink near Thonotosassa; the DEP has just issued its notice...
Bailey Riley Tampa Books to Prisoners

New Tampa group sends Books to Prisoners

A prisoners’ rights group is calling attention to mass incarceration at the same time as trying to help people behind bars by sending them books. Tampa Books to Prisoners is part of a larger network....
Bob Buckhorn

Sign up for health insurance at Tampa rec centers

If you don’t have health insurance but you want it to kick in on January First, you have less than two weeks to sign up during Affordable Care Act open enrollment. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn...

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