Andrea Perdomo


Andrea Perdomo is a reporter for WGCU News. She started her career in public radio as an intern for the Miami-based NPR station, WLRN. Andrea graduated from Florida International University, where she was a contributing writer for the student-run newspaper, The Panther Press, and was also a member of the university's Society of Professional Journalists chapter. 

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Editor's Note: Since the publication of this piece, the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge has reopened its visitor and education center amidst the continuing government shutdown, which is now in its third week. The refuge said in a press release on Jan. 10 that the 30-day plan is for a scaled-back staff to be paid using entrance fee dollars, not appropriations. If the government shutdown continues past that time, new guidance will be given.

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As many plan to celebrate the holidays this week with friends and family, there are at least three thousand Haitians in Collier County for whom this could be their last holiday season in the United States. That’s because they are in the country under Temporary Protected Status, or TPS,  which is set to end in July of next year. 

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On Tuesday morning, the Healthy Harvest Community Farm operations manager, Jorge Acosta, came into work and found only tractor tracks where an antique 1949 tractor is usually parked. 

Joanna Metzger

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Christmas celebrations kicked off last weekend in Immokalee during its annual holiday festival.