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USF students to rally in solidarity with Mizzou

On Thursday afternoon USF students will rally in support of students at the University of Missouri who have faced threats of violence after the school’s president and provost resigned in response to student protests; black students...
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Operation: Reveille gives veterans homes in Tampa

About fifty veterans who were homeless Wednesday morning now have a place to live, thanks to a program called Operation: Reveille. Inside a giant cruise terminal at Port Tampa Bay dozens of social service organizations set...
Bill Young

SDS continues push to rid USF of Bill Young’s name

Students for a Democratic Society in Tampa is continuing its campaign to get the University of South Florida to remove the name of a former member of Congress from the ROTC building on campus because...
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National Geographic devotes full issue to climate change

Climate change could be the most important challenge of the 21st Century; our guests on MidPoint contributed to the current issue of National Geographic magazine that’s all about the climate. It comes out weeks before major international climate talks...
Shakira Rodriguez

Kobvey Igbuhay’s family wants answers why he was killed by Tampa Police

Last week an 18-year-old was killed in a confrontation with a Tampa Police officer. Police say Kobvey Igbuhay was one of four teens trying to elude officers in a stolen vehicle then hide in a...
Ben Carson

Supporters and protesters greet Ben Carson in Sarasota

Ben Carson is one of the two frontrunners for the Republican presidential nomination; the retired neurosurgeon signed books for fans Wednesday afternoon in downtown Sarasota. As hundreds of supporters crowded the sidewalks outside Bookstore1 on Main...
fracking opponents

Florida House advances fracking bill

A state house subcommittee has advanced a bill to regulate fracking in Florida, despite overwhelming opposition during public testimony where 35 residents opposed the bill. The sponsor of HB 191, Ray Rodriguez of Ft. Myers,...
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Hillsborough Schools testing buses fueled by propane

The Hillsborough County public school district is updating an aging school bus fleet by purchasing new vehicles; and part of that push is testing buses that run on an alternative fuel: propane. Recently WMNF News spoke about...
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Jeb Bush tries to rejuvenate campaign in Tampa

Jeb Bush is kicking off a tour of Florida, South Carolina and New Hampshire, trying to jump-start his slumping campaign. A handful of local elected officials were among the crowd of about 250 people squeezed into...
Jane Castor

Is there a connection between gun violence and mental illness?

After a mass shooting it’s common for analysts to examine the mental health of the suspect. But at a forum Friday hosted by the University of South Florida in Tampa, a behavioral sciences researcher downplayed...
safe roads

Walk Bike Tampa unveils Vision Zero plan for pedestrian and bicycle safety

A new coalition is trying to make Tampa safer for pedestrians and cyclists; in a press conference Thursday afternoon, Tampa City Council member Lisa Montelione said there have been 43 deaths so far this year in...

What happens to residents when Tampa redevelops West River?

Mayor Bob Buckhorn and the City of Tampa have major redevelopment plans for the area west of the Hillsborough River north of downtown. The West River redevelopment means two large public housing developments will be...

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