Jobs
9:49 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Fishkind Commentary: An In-Depth Look At Florida’s Job Market By The Numbers

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Florida’s newest job numbers show the state’s unemployment rate is higher than the nation’s for the first time in more than a year. But economic analyst Hank Fishkind says that’s not the bad news it may seem to be. On the other hand, the report says Florida is one of the top states for job creation, but that positive news is tempered by the fact that the numbers still do not reach pre-recession levels. This week, Fishkind digs into the mixed bag of employment news and tells WMFE’s Nicole Creston what the numbers really mean.

Heatstroke in Cars
9:20 am
Wed July 23, 2014

First Responders And Safety Advocates Raise Awareness of Child Deaths By Heatstroke In Cars

Firefighters demonstrate how they respond to calls of children left in hot cars.

Originally published on Tue July 22, 2014 9:41 pm

According to research at San Francisco State University, Florida is second in the nation in child deaths from heatstrokes in hot cars.

Reggie McKinnon lives in Cape Coral. He lost his daughter Payton to heatstroke in March 2010 after he left her in his car.

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Affordable Care Act
8:25 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Dueling Appeals Court Decisions Leave Obamacare Subsidies In Limbo

Originally published on Tue July 22, 2014 9:36 pm

Some Obamacare insurance subsidies were struck down by one court but upheld by another during a tumultuous day for the Affordable Care Act. One of the rulings is a direct threat to the tax credits that have recently helped thousands of Floridians buy health insurance.

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Cruise Industry
4:10 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

State Report: Cruise Industry’s Megaships Could Cost Florida’s West Coast Billions

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The cruise industry’s megaships are going to cost Florida’s west coast billions of dollars. A new state study laid out some options on what the state can do now that new cruise ships don’t fit under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

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Gay Rights
3:43 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Naples Woman Starts Group Advocating For Protections Of Transgender Community In Southwest Florida

A woman in Naples has started an advocacy group aimed at helping Southwest Florida’s vulnerable transgender community.

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