Local http://news.wgcu.org en ER Workers Enlisted in Crackdown on Human Trafficking http://news.wgcu.org/post/er-workers-enlisted-crackdown-human-trafficking <p>Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi wants to enlist the help of Emergency medical workers to crack down on human trafficking. Bondi was joined by law enforcement and ER workers as she announced the partnership at a press conference at Florida Hospital in Orlando this morning. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:31:05 +0000 Matthew Peddie 17692 at http://news.wgcu.org ER Workers Enlisted in Crackdown on Human Trafficking Advocate Pushes for Domestic Partnership Registries in Southwest Florida http://news.wgcu.org/post/advocate-pushes-domestic-partnership-registries-southwest-florida <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A former Sarasota City commissioner is working his way down Southwest Florida pushing for cities and counties to pass domestic partnership registries.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:05:09 +0000 Topher Forhecz 17689 at http://news.wgcu.org Advocate Pushes for Domestic Partnership Registries in Southwest Florida El Niño may be Delayed, Impacts on Season Questionable http://news.wgcu.org/post/el-ni-o-may-be-delayed-impacts-season-questionable <p>The newest data from NOAA indicates the eastern Pacific waters have actually cooled a bit over the past few weeks, a trend that is not supportive of a developing El Niño. However, the forecast for those conditions to develop by fall remains at 70 percent. And since other weather patterns around the globe are not fully reflective of El Niño conditions, confident is not as high that an El Niño will play as major of a role in our season's overall activity. Nonetheless, higher than normal wind shear and pockets of dry air from Africa will continue to stifle any new development in the tropics over the next five days.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:58:27 +0000 Jeff Huffman 17688 at http://news.wgcu.org El Niño may be Delayed, Impacts on Season Questionable Charlie Crist Talks Merit Pay During Stop In North Fort Myers http://news.wgcu.org/post/charlie-crist-talks-merit-pay-during-stop-north-fort-myers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of teachers met with former Republican Governor and now Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Charlie </span>Crist<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> during his stop in North Fort Myers Thursday.</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:10:47 +0000 Ashley Lopez 17677 at http://news.wgcu.org Charlie Crist Talks Merit Pay During Stop In North Fort Myers Florida Lawmakers Divided Over Border Crisis http://news.wgcu.org/post/florida-lawmakers-divided-over-border-crisis <p>South Florida lawmakers are divided over how to deal with the president's request for emergency money to deal with the flood of unaccompanied minors.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:02:46 +0000 WLRN 17665 at http://news.wgcu.org Florida Lawmakers Divided Over Border Crisis