House Reps propose bill sidestepping DeSantis’s $350 million federal funds veto

In June, Governor Ron DeSantis rejected around $350 million in energy efficiency incentives. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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How a tiny non-profit startup broke the year’s biggest Florida politics story

Barbara Petersen, executive director of the Florida Center for Government Accountability, appeared on WMNF WaveMakers.
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Barbara Petersen

The Pinellas Legislative Delegation supports a revamp of PSTA; what would it mean for local transit?

A Republican Florida representative has proposed a bill that would change how Pinellas County’s transit organization is governed.
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bus rapid transit BRT St. Petersburg, Florida

Florida GOP Chair Christian Ziegler, husband of Moms For Liberty cofounder, accused of sexual battery by alleged menage a trois lover

Christian Ziegler, Florida’s GOP chairman and husband of Sarasota County School Board member and Moms of Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler, is under criminal investigation after...
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Christian Ziegler

A decade after Rick Scott refused $1.25 billion from feds, a Florida lawmaker proposes $50 million for private passenger rail between Tampa and Orlando

Florida lawmakers are championing hundreds of projects including $50 million for Brightline to extend rail from Orlando to Tampa.
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Here comes the Sun: Talking pro women’s soccer in Tampa Bay

The new professional women’s soccer team has a name - Tampa Bay Sun FC-will kick off its inaugural season in August 2024.
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A yellow and blue soccer team logo unveiling ceremony
Florida rainfall outlook 2023

NOAA says a strong El Niño means Florida should expect above-average temperatures and rainfall this fall

The Climate Prediction Center’s updated weather outlook indicates a slightly increased confidence of a strong El Niño event by this winter.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing ways to communicate after a weather emergency

National Weather Service promotes Deaf Awareness Week

The National Weather Service recognizes Deaf Awareness Week by releasing weather safety information for the deaf and hard of hearing.

A tropical weather system may impact Florida this weekend

Parts of Florida will likely see an increase in the rain and wind this weekend as disturbed weather may turn into a tropical system.

It’s the HEAT and the Humidity!

Meteorologist Andy Johnson formerly of WTVT TV Channel 13, and occupational health expert Tom Bernard of USF College of Public Health, joined MidPoint to talk about the weather, extreme heat, and heat stress in Florida.
Fall 2023 temperature outlook via NOAA.

Florida should expect above-average temperatures for the next three months

The Southeast Regional Climate Center is predicting that more heat records may be broken again this month in Florida.

Forecasters are watching three weather areas in the tropics; two could be named soon

Two tropical waves in the Atlantic have become more organized. They have a moderate chance to develop in the next several days.
sea temperatures July 2023

Hurricane season forecast update: Above-average activity expected

Researchers at Colorado State University now call for an above-average forecast for tropical cyclone season.
heat temperatures global warming

Record heat in Florida and elsewhere: a chief meteorologist and a climate scientist link it to climate change

Impact of climate change on temperature records that are being broken around the world and the southern U.S. heat advisory.
Tropical Storm Bret

Two tropical storms are likely in the Atlantic by late today

Tropical Storm Bret strengthened overnight with sustained winds of 70 MPH.
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The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, June 16th, 2023

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, June 16th, 2023
FPREN. 30 May 2023.

National Hurricane Center is monitoring the Gulf of Mexico; expect rain in Florida

A system in the Gulf of Mexico will bring periods of heavy rain and gusty winds to much of Florida in time for the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season.
WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, May 11th, 2023

Teacher unions vs DeSantis Florida’s largest union for teachers said yesterday that they are filing a lawsuit in response to Governor Ron DeSantis’ signing a bill one day earlier. They say the law will make...

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