Local http://news.wgcu.org en Gov. Rick Scott Says Feds Aren't Providing Information About Influx of Child Immigrants to Florida http://news.wgcu.org/post/gov-rick-scott-says-feds-arent-providing-information-about-influx-child-immigrants-florida <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Rick Scott made a campaign stop in Fort Myers Wednesday to talk about science and technology jobs in Florida. He also discussed the possible influx of unaccompanied minors into the Sunshine State.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:55:59 +0000 Ashley Lopez 17655 at http://news.wgcu.org Gov. Rick Scott Says Feds Aren't Providing Information About Influx of Child Immigrants to Florida Depression Two dissipates, Remnant Wave Moving West http://news.wgcu.org/post/depression-two-dissipates-remnant-wave-moving-west <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Hurricane Center issued its final advisory on Tropical Depression Two midday Wednesday, stating that there was no longer a closed circulation and that dry air had caused it to weaken. The remnants of this system, now nothing more than a tropical wave with showers and breezy conditions, will approach the Lesser Antilles tomorrow and could eventually drift toward Florida some time next week. At this time, however, no new tropical storm formation is expected anywhere in the Atlantic Basin over the next five days.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:29:19 +0000 Jeff Huffman 17651 at http://news.wgcu.org Depression Two dissipates, Remnant Wave Moving West Fishkind Commentary: An In-Depth Look At Florida’s Job Market By The Numbers http://news.wgcu.org/post/fishkind-commentary-depth-look-florida-s-job-market-numbers <p>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.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:49:29 +0000 Nicole Creston 17645 at http://news.wgcu.org Fishkind Commentary: An In-Depth Look At Florida’s Job Market By The Numbers Naples Woman Starts Group Advocating For Protections Of Transgender Community In Southwest Florida http://news.wgcu.org/post/naples-woman-starts-group-advocating-protections-transgender-community-southwest-florida <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A woman in Naples has started an advocacy group aimed at helping Southwest Florida’s vulnerable transgender community.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:43:11 +0000 Ashley Lopez 17621 at http://news.wgcu.org Naples Woman Starts Group Advocating For Protections Of Transgender Community In Southwest Florida Gay Marriage Supporters Rally in Key West http://news.wgcu.org/post/gay-marriage-supporters-rally-key-west <p>About 25 people gathered on the Monroe County Courthouse steps in Key West Tuesday morning to show support for gay marriage in Florida.<br /><br />A Monroe Circuit judge ruled last week that gay couples could marry in the Keys, starting Tuesday. That ruling is on hold while the state appeals the judge’s order.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:43:05 +0000 WLRN 17616 at http://news.wgcu.org Gay Marriage Supporters Rally in Key West