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  • Abortion-rights amendment backers raise $8 million in first half of June

    Quality Journalism for Critical Times Floridians Protecting Freedom, the group behind the proposed amendment to enshrine abortion rights in the state Constitution, raised more than $8 million in the first half of June and has brought in $20 million since the amendment gained approval to appear on the ballot this November. That $20 million is roughly half of the total The post Abortion-rights amendment backers raise $8 million in first half of June appeared first on Florida Phoenix.

  • U.S. Supreme Court upholds law that prevents domestic abusers from owning guns

    Quality Journalism for Critical Times WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court Friday upheld a federal law that bars people subject to domestic violence restraining orders from owning a firearm. In an 8-1 decision on United States v. Rahimi, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the opinion that “our Nation’s firearm laws have included provisions preventing individuals who threaten physical harm to others The post U.S. Supreme Court upholds law that prevents domestic abusers from owning guns appeared first on Florida Phoenix.

  • ‘Extremely low pay’ cited at U.S. Senate hearing as prime reason for teacher shortage

    Quality Journalism for Critical Times WASHINGTON — The only reason John Arthur is able to remain a public-school teacher is because his wife makes much more money than he does. Arthur — the 2021 Utah Teacher of the Year — testified on Thursday during a hearing in the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on the challenges The post ‘Extremely low pay’ cited at U.S. Senate hearing as prime reason for teacher shortage appeared first on Florida Phoenix.

  • Congress silenced free speech in TikTok law, platform tells federal court

    Quality Journalism for Critical Times TikTok and its parent company is arguing in federal court in the District of Columbia that the recently enacted law forcing a nationwide ban or sale of the popular platform violates the First Amendment. TikTok Inc., which operates the video-sharing service in the United States, and its parent company, ByteDance Ltd., which was founded by The post Congress silenced free speech in TikTok law, platform tells federal court appeared first on Florida Phoenix.

  • Industry, clean power groups breathe a sigh of relief as Senate approves energy regulators

    Quality Journalism for Critical Times Three nominees by President Joe Biden to serve on the nation’s top energy regulatory panel, which had risked losing a quorum, were approved this week by the U.S. Senate. The vote to approve the new members — two Democrats and a Republican — for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was cheered by industry, renewable power The post Industry, clean power groups breathe a sigh of relief as Senate approves energy regulators appeared first on Florida Phoenix.

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  • Hillsborough County Commissioner Harry Cohen talks taxes, elections, transportation and more

    Harry Cohen has served on the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners since being elected in 2020; he was re-elected in 2022. He doesn’t have to run for re-election this year, but still wears the enthusiasm he’s brought to local dais since 2011 when he started an eight-year stint on Tampa City Council. Cohen joined… The post Hillsborough County Commissioner Harry Cohen talks taxes, elections, transportation and more appeared first on WMNF 88.5 FM.

  • Green Burials with Laura Starkey and Sarah Lasswell

    Join Tanja and guest host Grace while they talk green burials with Laura Starkey and Sarah Lasswell. The post Green Burials with Laura Starkey and Sarah Lasswell appeared first on WMNF 88.5 FM.

  • Starting Saturday, there are six opportunities for Pinellas families to get free fresh fruits, vegetables & meats

    This summer there will be 6 opportunities for families in Pinellas County to receive free fresh food from a drive-through mobile food pantry. The post Starting Saturday, there are six opportunities for Pinellas families to get free fresh fruits, vegetables & meats appeared first on WMNF 88.5 FM.

  • Monitoring the tropical disturbance that’s inching closer to Florida

    A weather disturbance has a medium chance of becoming a tropical system, possibly a tropical depression at best. The post Monitoring the tropical disturbance that’s inching closer to Florida appeared first on WMNF 88.5 FM.

  • Tampa takes part in World’s Largest Swim Lesson

    Listen: In the past decade, there have been over 200 unintentional drowning deaths in Hillsborough County. Four Tampa pools took part in the 15th annual World’s Largest Swim lesson in hopes of reducing that number. About 60 kids came to the Copeland Pool in Tampa to learn how to swim. They took part in a… The post Tampa takes part in World’s Largest Swim Lesson appeared first on WMNF 88.5 FM.

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