Capital Report http://news.wfsu.org en Capital Report: 07-25-2014 http://news.wfsu.org/post/capital-report-07-25-2014 <p>This week voting rights groups presented their case for redrawing Florida’s electoral map immediately rather than waiting until after this year’s election.&nbsp; But as Nick Evans reports, officials charged with conducting elections are doubtful the plan could work.&nbsp;</p><p>Meanwhile, as Sascha Cordner reports, Monday is the last day for residents to register to vote in Florida’s August primary election.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:03:46 +0000 wfsunews 54314 at http://news.wfsu.org Capital Report: 07-18-2014 http://news.wfsu.org/post/capital-report-07-18-2014 <p>Four years ago, an oil rig owned by BP exploded off the Louisiana coast—causing one of the largest oil spills in U.S. history. The oil flowed all the way to the Western Panhandle, causing tourists to flee and businesses to dry up. Now, as Lynn Hatter reports, tourism is back and the money is flowing again—and the oil remains.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:43:24 +0000 wfsunews 54014 at http://news.wfsu.org Capital Report: 07-11-2014 http://news.wfsu.org/post/capital-report-07-11-2014 <p>A Democratic Florida Congresswoman says she will join the anticipated appeal of a judge’s ruling tossing the state’s congressional district map. As Jessica Palombo reports, District 5 Representative Corinne Brown says minority votes are at stake if the districts are redrawn.</p><p>This week’s rules workshop for Charlotte’s Web dispensaries is further proof the devil’s in the details.&nbsp; As Nick Evans reports, despite passing the Florida legislature, there’s still a long way to go before this non-euphoric strain of marijuana makes it into the hands of patients that need it.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:08:19 +0000 wfsunews 53569 at http://news.wfsu.org Capital Report: 07-04-2014 http://news.wfsu.org/post/capital-report-07-04-2014 <p>A rash of domestic violence deaths from Palm Beach to Indian River County have raised a lot of questions about the issue. Jill Roberts reports...</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:15:55 +0000 wfsunews 53250 at http://news.wfsu.org Capital Report: 06-27-2014 http://news.wfsu.org/post/capital-report-06-27-2014 <p>Human rights and faith-based groups are asking the federal government to investigate how Florida treats mentally ill prisoners. As Jessica Palombo reports, the groups say no one is being held accountable for a man’s gruesome death two years ago. A warning here, some of the details in this report are graphic and may be disturbing to some.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:06:11 +0000 wfsunews 52844 at http://news.wfsu.org