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SCOTUS begins issuing new opinions, with another expected related to the power of federal agencies, the battleground state of Wisconsin gets a ruling on alternative voting sites, and coastal work is being done to help salt marshes withstand hurricanes.

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The Supreme Court for now protects access to abortion drug mifepristone, while Senate Republicans block a bill protecting access to in-vitro fertilization. Wisconsin's Supreme Court bans mobile voting sites, and colleges deal with funding cuts as legislatures target diversity programs.

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As summer nears, America's newest and largest international dark sky sanctuary beckons, rural job growth is up, but full recovery remains elusive, rural Americans living in prison towns support a transition, while birth control is more readily available in rural areas.

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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Kids Count report: Florida maintains in education, ranks 30th in child well-being

Florida is ranked 30th in the 2024 Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The annual report ranks states on the overall condition …

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Conservation groups tout natural defenses against hurricanes

With the start of hurricane season, salt marshes are among the natural features playing a critical role in protecting coastal communities by …

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FL child care centers brace for above average hurricane season

The nonprofit organization Save the Children is collaborating with child care providers in Florida ahead of the upcoming hurricane season. The group …

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FL expert stresses vigilance, compassion this hurricane season

As experts predict one of the busiest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, they also recommended Florida residents and visitors prepare, so they …

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FGCU launches free workshops to foster equity, retain workers

Amid nationwide labor shortages and high turnover, employment experts say fostering an equitable workplace is key to finding and retaining workers…

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Retraso en ensayos de Medicaid en FL aumenta riesgos para miles de personas

El juicio de Florida sobre la elegibilidad para Medicaid, que resultó en la pérdida de cobertura de 1.8 millones de personas, se pospuso …

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Delay in Florida Medicaid trial raises stakes for hundreds of thousands

Florida's trial on Medicaid eligibility, resulting in 1.8 million people losing coverage, has been indefinitely postponed because the judge …

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Community effort aims to restore Apalachicola Bay oyster harvests, livelihoods

Since the 2020 collapse of the famed Apalachicola Bay oyster fishery, people who made their livelihoods on the bay have been counting on local …

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Informe: FL entre los estados con más niños que pierden cobertura médica post-COVID

Un nuevo informe muestra que Florida, después de Texas, ha experimentado la segunda mayor disminución en el número de niños …

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Florida Health Centers step up as Walmart closes rural health-care services

Last week, Walmart became the latest major retailer to retreat from providing direct health-care service by announcing closures of all its health …

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