FGCU Journalism Students Profile Former Felons About to Vote Again

As part of a partnership between WGCU and the FGCU journalism program, we are featuring the following stories created by senior students for their Capstone project. A federal trial began April 27 in Tallahassee concerning the restoration of voting rights for most non-violent former felons in Florida. Voters in the state…

Beaches and Parks in Collier and Lee Counties Will Reopen This week

In Lee and Collier counties, commissioners voted in favor of reopening parks and beaches with certain restrictions on Tuesday. In Lee County, commissioners voted in favor of opening parks, beaches, beach access points and nature preserves to the public starting Wednesday, April 29. During a meeting, commissioners said that the move…

Boeing Cuts Its Workforce Due To The Coronavirus Crisis

On a day the Commerce Department reported that the U.S. economy shrank 4.8% in the first quarter, ending a record long expansion, a company that usually represents American economic might has bad news, as well. Boeing reported a $641 million loss for the first quarter and announced it will be cutting…

White House’s Social Distancing Guidelines Will Be ‘Fading Out,’ Trump Says

President Trump said the existing coronavirus social distancing guidelines that are set to expire with the end of April on Thursday will not be extended further, as more governors begin steps to lift restrictions and reopen their economies. The administration said the existing social distancing recommendations are being incorporated by governors…

Florida Records Its Deadliest Day Yet From COVID-19

Despite a downward trend in COVID-19 cases over the past few weeks, Florida set a new single-day high in deaths on Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health reported. Between Monday morning and Tuesday morning, 83 people died from COVID-19, the largest single-day increase in the state since the coronavirus outbreak began….