Government

Our primary election coverage continues with a look at the candidates vying to represent Southwest Florida in Tallahassee.  We’ll hear an excerpt from the Florida Bar Association’s recent candidate forum in Fort Myers moderated by former Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp. 

As the U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld the constitutionality of the federal healthcare overhaul, we’ll sit down with the presidents of Lee Memorial Health System and Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System for a look at what the landmark law will mean for patients and local providers.

We’ll also explore why a growing number of art galleries in downtown Fort Myers are closing their doors despite the seeming success of initiatives like Art Walk.

President Obama cut short his two day campaign swing through Florida today in response to the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado that left 12 people dead and injured dozens more. Instead of holding his previously scheduled campaign rally in Fort Myers this morning, the President took the opportunity to respond to the shooting. WGCU’s John Davis has more.

Hundreds of people braved the heat and humidity in Southwest Florida Wednesday, standing in line for hours for free tickets to hear President Obama speak in Fort Myers on Friday.

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