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A Tampa City Councilmember met with a violent right-wing group Monday night: “We have to stop seeing one another as enemies”

On Monday, Tampa City Council Member Luis Viera met with a local right-wing organization known for supporting violence and attending the Jan. 6 Trump rally in Washington. Viera said he hoped meeting with the Community...

Independent lawyer, limited subpoena power for citizen-led police review board could come as ballot initiative in Tampa

The decision to have an independent lawyer and limited subpoena power for Tampa’s citizen-led police review board could come down to a ballot initiative for city residents. Tampa’s City Council workshopped a massive overhaul to...

Tampa police review policy pushed to 2021 following citizen pushback

The Tampa City Council Thursday voted unanimously to push considering changes to its police Citizen Review Board until early 2021. Citizens came out in droves in person and virtually to call for citizen-led oversight of...
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Five of the six Tampa City Council candidates debate at Tiger Bay

Election Day is Tuesday in the run-off elections for Tampa Mayor and three city council seats. Five of the six city council candidates answered questions Friday at the Tampa Tiger Bay Club. Listen to the...
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Hear from ten candidates running for Tampa City Council in Districts 3, 4, 6 & 7

In the past few weeks on MidPoint Monday, we’ve heard from Tampa Mayoral candidates and from City Council candidates in Districts 1, 2 and 5; in this show we heard from the rest of the city...
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Hear from Tampa City Council candidates in Districts 1, 2 & 5

On WMNF’s MidPoint we heard a debate with eleven Tampa City Council candidates in three races: Districts 1, 2 and 5. It was from a Tampa Tiger Bay Club meeting on January 18. There are...
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Video: Tampa City Council candidates debate at Tiger Bay

In March, Tampa voters will not only vote for a new mayor, but all seven city council seats are in play as well. On Friday at the Tampa Tiger Bay Club, candidates from three of...
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Sea-level rise threatens several Tampa Bay area communities: report

A new report on sea-level rise by the Union of Concerned Scientists concludes that several Tampa Bay communities will see more and more sunny-day flooding over the next few decades; we also hear from two of...
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Tampa advances bathhouse ordinance to crack down on sex trafficking

Tampa has taken a first step in trying to regulate businesses that sell sex but pose as a massage parlor or similar business; Thursday afternoon the Tampa City Council passed on first reading an ordinance...
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Will Marco Rubio show for Tampa town hall meeting?

Four topics on this MidPoint: 1) an activist in Tampa is organizing a town hall meeting and has invited Senator Marco Rubio, 2) Monday is Presidents’ Day, but one of our guests is helping to organize...
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Tampa City Council candidate returns donation from party

The Chair of the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee has filed a complaint with the Florida Elections Commission because a candidate for Tampa City Council accepted a $1,000 donation from the Hillsborough Republican Party. Tim...
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Tampa Mayor: have a plan for storm

Tropical depression 9 is expected to turn toward Florida’s Gulf Coast and strengthen to a tropical storm; Tampa’s Fire Chief says residents can expect 4-8 inches of rain and 20-40 mile an hour winds from...

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