Local http://news.wgcu.org en Public Record Exemptions Slide Through As Safeguards Falter http://news.wgcu.org/post/public-record-exemptions-slide-through-safeguards-falter <p>With two weeks to go in the lawmaking session, open government and ethics measures favored by watchdog groups are stalled in the Florida Legislature. There is particular concern about citizen access to public records.<br /><br />The first worry is about the number of public record exemptions that are pending this year. One of those, for instance, would protect the email addresses that county governments user to mail out tax notices.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:41:31 +0000 Rick Stone 15594 at http://news.wgcu.org Public Record Exemptions Slide Through As Safeguards Falter Florida to Try Out Wrong-way Driver Alert Systems http://news.wgcu.org/post/florida-try-out-wrong-way-driver-alert-systems <p>High-tech devices that can alert you if ever a wrong-way driver is barreling down a highway in your direction will soon be coming to South Florida.<br /><br />Florida Turnpike officials say the wrong-way driver alert systems will be installed this summer on portions of the Turnpike and the Sawgrass Expressway. The announcement comes just five months after a horrendous wrong-way crash on the Sawgrass that claimed the lives of two 21-year-old Coral Springs women. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:37:06 +0000 Christine DiMattei 15552 at http://news.wgcu.org Florida to Try Out Wrong-way Driver Alert Systems FCAT Obituary http://news.wgcu.org/post/fcat-obituary <p>For the next several weeks, students across Florida will be sitting for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test one last time. Florida gets a new standardized test next year.<br /><br />As the FCAT dies, StateImpact Florida’s Sammy Mack has this remembrance of the controversial test. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:30:45 +0000 Sammy Mack 15547 at http://news.wgcu.org FCAT Obituary FIU Professors Win Grant For South Florida Sea-Level Rise Project http://news.wgcu.org/post/fiu-professors-win-grant-south-florida-sea-level-rise-project <p>Florida International University is one of twelve colleges in the country to win a grant from the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education this year. Four FIU journalism professors proposed a project on sea-level rise in South Florida. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:30:10 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 15546 at http://news.wgcu.org FIU Professors Win Grant For South Florida Sea-Level Rise Project How Equality Florida’s Plaintiff Dream Team Might Win More Than A Lawsuit http://news.wgcu.org/post/how-equality-florida-s-plaintiff-dream-team-might-win-more-lawsuit <p>The lawsuits challenging Florida’s ban on gay marriage are piling up. But what does it take to win -- especially in the court of public opinion?&nbsp;It takes just the right kind of plaintiffs. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:12:49 +0000 Arianna Prothero 15545 at http://news.wgcu.org How Equality Florida’s Plaintiff Dream Team Might Win More Than A Lawsuit