Ashley Lopez

Ashley Lopez is a reporter for WGCU News. A native of Miami, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a journalism degree. 

Previously, Lopez was a reporter for Miami's NPR member station, 

WLRN-Miami Herald News. Before that, she was a reporter at The Florida Independent. She also interned for Talking Points Memo in New York City and WUNC in Durham, North Carolina. She also freelances as a reporter/blogger for the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting.

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An advocacy group reports Florida schools are failing to protect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) students.

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) newest survey shows Florida’s secondary school policies aren’t keeping this vulnerable student population safe. The group said inadequate policies and school resources are largely to blame.

U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami, who represents parts of Collier and Miami-Dade Counties, said he likes some details in President Obama’s plan relieving about 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

The Florida Supreme Court recently ruled law enforcement officials in Florida need a warrant to use new cell phone tracking technology. This could affect a civil rights group’s effort to find out how police in Florida use Stingray technology.

Due to a rise in Coyote sightings in Lee County, state officials are holding a community forum in Cape Coral Tuesday night.