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Electric bus movement looks to accelerate; Macron says he has not ruled out using Western troop to help Ukraine stand-up to Russia; two rural Iowa newspapers saved from extinction; BLM announces added protections for sensitive Oregon landscape.

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Speaker Johnson commits to avoiding a government shutdown. Republican Senators call for a trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. And a Democratic Senator aims to ensure protection for IVF nationwide.

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David meets Goliath in Idaho pesticide conflict, to win over Gen Z voters, candidates are encouraged to support renewable energy and rural America needs help from Congress to continue affordable internet programs.

Trimmel Gomes

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Trimmel Gomes is a veteran broadcaster with more than 15 years experience as an award-winning journalist for major news outlets including NPR and PBS, before joining Public News Service. Formerly news director of Florida Public Radio/WFSU-FM in Tallahassee, Trimmel often appears on national and statewide media. Immigrating from Guyana, he graduated from the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida, he is now a member of the college advisory council and an adjunct instructor in the College of Communication & Information at Florida State University. Gomes also serves on the boards of the First Amendment Foundation, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts and hosts The Rotunda; a weekly public affairs podcast about the people and issues shaping Florida politics.


Languages Spoken: English

Topic Expertise: Politics, Environment

Location: Tallahasssee, FL

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FL GOP bill could ban rainbow flags in schools, government buildings

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Protecting Rice's whale, others, on 50th anniversary of Endangered Species Act

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FL sees drop in national health rankings among states

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