Ashley Tressel

FM Intern

Ashley Tressel is a senior Communication and English student at Florida State University. Before WFSU, she interned at the Executive Office of the Governor and The Borgen Project, a national nonprofit for global poverty. She also wrote freelance for, a multimedia news site and served as managing editor for the FSU International Programs magazine, Nomadic Noles, in Valencia, Spain. After graduation, Ashley plans to embark on her journalism career somewhere in Colorado.

Ashley Tressel

Tallahassee is struggling with affordable housing, according to current officers like Mayor Andrew Gillum and others. And that's affecting the City’s efforts to attract two highly sought-after groups of people: retirees and young professionals.

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A group of U.S. Senators and Representatives want to make temporary work visas public information. The lawmakers say it’ll help prevent human trafficking.

People seeking help for mental disorders or substance abuse now have more options. 

Carlsbad Dentist via Google Images

Governor Rick Scott’s second veto of the year denies money for private dental care in rural communities. 

Enterprise Florida

Enterprise Florida is reorganizing after the Legislature rejected Governor Rick Scott’s funding request for a “Quick Action Closing Fund,” the state’s incentive program for recruiting companies to Florida. 

MGN Online

Three Tallahassee juveniles are facing burglary and trespassing charges after breaking into Fairview Middle School. 

Nick Evans

A housing assistance bill Governor Rick Scott signed into law Friday sets aside funds to increase affordable, inclusive housing options. 

Calhoun-Liberty Hospital

Calhoun Liberty Hospital is asking the community for help paying off debt. 

Ashley Tressel

Tallahassee could be the site of a new community improvement project. 

Gwen Graham signed a pledge to reject government perks at Lake Ella Thursday.
Nick Evans

U.S. Representative Gwen Graham is testing the North Florida waters Tuesday. It’s the next in Graham’s series of workdays.

Florida State University via Facebook

It’s April Fool’s Day, and in an elaborate prank, Florida State University and the University of Florida ponder the idea of a fictional merger. 

Volunteer Florida

This April is the 11th annual Florida Volunteer Month. 

Florida Lobby

Calling in a false threat, such as a bomb scare, is now a second degree felony. 

Lance Cheung

Deputy City Manager Reese Goad says the City will start construction on a 100 acre, 20 megawatt solar farm by the airport this summer. 

Tom Hagerty

The Florida supervisor of elections’ salary formula has changed for the first time in nearly three decades. 

Deputy City Manager Reese Goad says starting Friday, utility customers will pay less for power, thanks to lower fuel prices.

Florida Planned Parenthood Alliance via Facebook

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration has dropped charges against Planned Parenthood. 

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The Tallahassee National Cemetery is observing the Vietnam War’s 50th Anniversary Tuesday. 

Congresswoman Gwen Graham says she'll file a bill to prevent government shutdowns.
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Federal court is considering a redistricting challenge launched by U.S. Representative Corrine Brown. The case’s outcome could impact Representative Gwen Graham’s decision to run for reelection. 

Ashley Tressel

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded Tallahassee police officer Scott Angulo a Congressional Badge of Bravery Friday.

Tallahassee residents could soon have more travel options into and out of the city. 

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Tallahassee residents can learn about green communities at the Sustainable YOU Conference this week. 


Tallahassee’s Northwood Centre is facing a lawsuit over health hazards. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation reported ten pounds of bat guano in its office ceiling earlier this month.

Gov. Rick Scott, undated.

Florida’s budget is set for this year. Governor Rick Scott signed the state budget Thursday, totaling $82 billion. 

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This year’s Spring Home Expo will show Leon County residents how to spruce up their homes.