Topher Forhecz

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Topher is a reporter at WGCU News. 

He formerly freelanced for WNYC in New York City. He holds a master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.


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Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida is expanding its services for transgender people.

It will now offer hormone replacement therapy for those who want to transition genders. This will start in early October.   

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made his first stop to Lee County on Monday.

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Coffee-colored water gurgles near the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam. It flows down the Caloosahatchee River, roughly 30 miles from Fort Myers.

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Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence was campaigning in Sarasota on Wednesday.  

The Indiana governor touched on GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s plans for the economy, foreign policy, and Trump’s meeting with Mexico’s president.

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Francis Rooney is the victor to become Southwest Florida’s republican nominee for Congress.

He won about 53 percent of the vote, beating out competitors Chauncey Goss and Dan Bongino tonight. He will face a little-known Democratic challenger in November.

Francis Rooney says he’s excited about his win. He says he plans to follow through on the issues he’s campaigned on.