Gulf Coast Live

Photos, images: Robert Macomber

Weaving tropical history into his naval historical fiction “Honor” series, Pine Island author Robert Macomber writes about the journeys of Peter Wake, who joins the US Navy in 1863 and is based in Key West. His new novel sees the action range from Tampa to Havana.

Photo: PBS via WGCU

If a juvenile’s first offense is a minor crime in Florida, officers don’t have to make an arrest. They have the option of handing out what’s known as a civil citation, an alternative to arrest that doesn’t mar their record.

Photo: Jeff Lindsay Images: Alliance for the Arts

Premiering at Fort Myer's Theatre Conspiracy this week is a new play from a familiar playwright: the Civil War-era story of "The Cave" by Cape Coral author and writer Jeff Lindsay.

Photo, image: ACLU of Florida

The American Civil Liberties Union grabbed the world’s attention recently as its attorneys fought against the executive order that has become known as the “travel ban.” Since then, the organization has seen a dramatic increase in donations: $24 million poured in from 350,000 donors in one weekend

Photo: Tareq Salahuddin via Flickr Creative Commons

This week the Lee Health kidney transplant program reopened as the Lee Health Transplant Institute at Gulf Coast Medical Center. One of just nine kidney transplant centers in Florida, and the only one between Tampa and Miami, the center has more than 150 patients waiting to receive a donated kidney.