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John Davis, WGCU

Florida’s U.S. Senators Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio have been traveling Florida this week to survey damage left in the wake of Hurricane Irma.  The senators’ visit to Ave Maria University in eastern Collier County Wednesday served as a bright spot on their tour.  They sat down with a group of college students who bravely and selflessly choose to ride out the Hurricane helping residents of the nearby farmworker town of Immokalee.  WGCU’s John Davis was there and brings us the students’ stories in their own words.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Administrator was at the Lee County Emergency Operations Center Wednesday. 


Uninsured Rate Falls To Record Low Of 8.8%

Sep 14, 2017

Three years after the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansion took effect, the number of Americans without health insurance fell to 28.1 million in 2016, down from 29 million in 2015, according to a federal report released Tuesday.


A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.

Rain and power outages from Hurricane Irma led to sewage spills across Florida, according to the Department of Environmental Protection.

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