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Sarasota County Commission backtracks on decision to cut funding for childcare, low income services

Listen: In a controversial move last month, the Sarasota County Commission cut funding for various social service programs, including childcare and homeless services. But now,...
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MidPoint: Why Can’t We Have Nice Things v.2.0 Hillsborough Affordable Housing Trust in Danger

Hillsborough County's affordable housing trust fund is in danger of being defunded in the current budget, in favor of more money for road repairs, sports...
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Tampa Bay Rays announce plans for new St. Pete stadium, redevelopment of surrounding district

The Tampa Bay Rays are staying in St. Petersburg. The team announced plans for a new stadium at Tropicana Field on Tuesday.
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The Scoop: Tues., September 19, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Rays stadium The Rays are going to make a major announcement today regarding a deal to build a new stadium in downtown St. Petersburg with...
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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., September 13, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Polk County man killed Polk County deputies shot and killed a man last night on Westside Ridge Blvd in the city of Auburndale. After 55-year-old...
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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

Hillsborough Commission rejects a call to defund the Arts Council

The Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners rejected a proposal to defund the Arts Council during a meeting Thursday.
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House party ordinance weighed for Tampa

House party ordinance gets weighed in Tampa

Tampa City Council votes against renewing red light camera contract

Tampa City Council votes against renewing red light camera contract

Residents want more input on proposed Walmart on Hillsborough Avenue in Seminole Heights

Walmart is proposing a new store on Hillsborough Avenue, in Seminole Heights.

Tampa OKs $6.5 million loan for Lowry Park Zoo’s new vet center

Tampa OKs $6.5 million load for Lowry Park Zoo's new vet center

Occupy Tampa marches to City Hall

When Occupy Tampa heard that there would be a final vote on the city’s panhandling ordinance, they rallied the troops, and planned a march on City Council. But as their recent encounters with law enforcement...

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn presents 2012 budget to City Council

This morning, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn presented his preliminary city budget for fiscal year 2012. This is the new mayor’s first proposed budget. Buckhorn pitched the budget to the City Council in downtown. Mayor Buckhorn...

Tampa City Council workshop on reusing reclaimed water

Is using reclaimed water safe? Does it really just send sewer water to drinking water faucets? Officials from the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and environmental engineers say it is safe, and will be...

Tampa City Council meets with Hillsborough County Commission to discuss transportation

The election season is just months away, and local officials are already planning how to approach voters with ballot initiatives. Today was a big day for local government, as Tampa City Council and the Hillsborough...

Obama announces high speed rail funding during Tampa visit

President Barack Obama announced that thirteen major corridors will receive awards today to help develop new high-speed rail infrastructure or begin the transition to high-speed rail. Obama visited Tampa today with Vice President Joe Biden...

Transgendered persons are the latest group protected against discrimination in Tampa

Transgender individuals can now count themselves among the classes protected by Tampa’s human rights ordinance. Today City Council updated the ordinance on a 5 to 1 vote, despite opposition from some religious groups. Equality advocates...

Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor sworn in

Tampa has a new Police Chief. Chief Jane Castor was sworn in this afternoon after being unanimously approved this morning by the Tampa City Council. Castor is the city’s first woman and its first openly...

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