Local http://news.wgcu.org en Political Newcomer Curt Clawson Wins the GOP Primary http://news.wgcu.org/post/political-newcomer-curt-clawson-wins-gop-primary <p>Political Newcomer Curt Clawson has won the GOP primary in a special election for Florida’s 19 Congressional District.&nbsp;</p><p>Amid a crowd of more than a hundred supporters at the Hyatt Coconut Point, Curt Clawson accepted the Republican nomination.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“In early January I wasn’t sure if that i wanted to do this. Most of all I love it here in Southwest Florida. And I love being with my parents. And its why I came here. And I am here for the duration you all. And when this is over, I will be back here to be with them and to be with you.”</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:26:41 +0000 Ashley Lopez & Topher Forhecz 15721 at http://news.wgcu.org All Over Florida, Phones Rang Saturday For Medical Marijuana http://news.wgcu.org/post/all-over-florida-phones-rang-saturday-medical-marijuana <p>The campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Florida took it up a notch this weekend with coordinated phone banking and outreach in 13 Florida cities. The objective? Make sure everybody who signed the ballot petition follows through with a vote on election day. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:02:52 +0000 Rick Stone 15711 at http://news.wgcu.org All Over Florida, Phones Rang Saturday For Medical Marijuana State Surgeon General Opposes Low-THC Marijuana Bill. Scott, Too? http://news.wgcu.org/post/state-surgeon-general-opposes-low-thc-marijuana-bill-scott-too <p>Surgeon General John Armstrong tells the House Judiciary Committee to beware of unintended consequences.&nbsp;The House Judiciary Committee approved a limited medical marijuana bill by a broad majority on Monday, but not without hearing Gov. Scott's chief medical officer take a very dim view of the legislation.<br /><br />Florida Surgeon General John Armstrong said including low-THC marijuana among accepted treatments for kids with epilepsy is the same as bringing an untested drug directly to market. He said it would be better to send medical marijuana through the normal FDA drug approval process.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:52:04 +0000 Rick Stone 15710 at http://news.wgcu.org State Surgeon General Opposes Low-THC Marijuana Bill. Scott, Too? Local Group Helps People Heal Through Music http://news.wgcu.org/post/local-group-helps-people-heal-through-music <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A local group is lending its musical chops to people in the community struggling with trauma and addiction. The group’s goal is to inspire others to write and share their stories through song—even if they don’t have any musical ability.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:40:17 +0000 Ashley Lopez 15708 at http://news.wgcu.org Local Group Helps People Heal Through Music Is Help On Tap for Florida's Springs? http://news.wgcu.org/post/help-tap-floridas-springs <p>A comprehensive bill to protect and restore Florida's natural springs has been moving through the state senate with strong bipartisan support. Support for springs in the Florida House, however, is far less certain. Still, it's the biggest burst of momentum and public attention concerning these natural wonders in recent memory. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:30:40 +0000 Robin Sussingham 15706 at http://news.wgcu.org Is Help On Tap for Florida's Springs?