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The Scoop: Mon., February 12, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida election law A federal judge closed the door on claims that key aspects of Florida’s 2021 elections law were unconstitutional, despite acknowledging concerns about targeting Black voters. The judgment stated that the plaintiffs failed...

The Scoop: Wed., January 31, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Lowering the minimum age to purchase rifles and shotguns The state House panel approved a bill that would lower the minimum age to purchase rifles and shotguns from 21 to 18. If passed by the...

State legislature discusses the cost of tax breaks on affordable living spaces

The state Revenue Estimating Conference considered the cost of HB 1299, a proposal regarding affordable living spaces, on Friday.

The Scoop: Fri., January 26, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

    Preliminary genocide ruling The top court of the United Nations has come to a controversial decision of demanding Israel contain deaths and damages instead of ordering a ceasefire. This decision comes after more...
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The Scoop: Thu., January 25, 2024 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

$4.8 million awarded in grants to non-profits 30 non-profits that are focusing on underserved zip codes in south St. Petersburg received grants. WMNF’s Chris Young reports that funds focus on prioritizing mental health for black...
Anna Eskamani on WMNF's Tuesday Cafe

Florida Rep. Anna Eskamani (D-Orlando) calls the special legislative session on Iran “performance”

On WMNF’s Tuesday Café, State Representative Anna Eskamani called the Florida special session more politics and performance by the governor.
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Category 3 Major Hurricane Idalia makes landfall along Big Bend Coast of Florida; photos and updates from Tampa Bay

Hurricane Idalia made landfall as a Category 3 Major Hurricane with sustained winds of 125 MPH near Keaton Beach, Florida at 7:45 EDT.

Suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren on Suspended State Attorney Monique Worrell and Judicial Consolidation

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis today suspended Orange and Osceola Counties' elected State Attorney Monique Worrell for alleged "incompetence" and "neglect of duty." Andrew Warren, elected State Attorney of Hillsborough County, was himself suspended almost one...
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Ron DeSantis signs a bill allowing Florida to test radioactive phosphogypsum in roads after environmental groups urged a veto

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law that lets Florida test radioactive phosphogypsum, a fertilizer industry waste product, in building roads.
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UPDATE: Ron DeSantis signs a bill allowing Florida to test radioactive phosphogypsum in roads after environmental groups urged a veto

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law that lets Florida test radioactive phosphogypsum, a fertilizer industry waste product, in building roads.
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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.
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Gulfport Pride is Saturday in south Pinellas County

In Gulfport, Florida, about 120 people enthusiastically cheered at the end of a short ceremony when the LGBTQ Pride flag was raised.

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