Nick Evans

Nick Evans is a masters student in communications at Florida State University.  Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years.  He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan.  When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.

The Florida Cabinet has approved a conservation easement in the Lake Okeechobee watershed.

Florida’s law enforcement, emergency and mental health workers are struggling to cope with a rising tide of opioid overdoses.  Lawmakers are looking for solutions ahead of the coming year’s legislative session.

A Senate panel has approved a plan to appropriate new dollars for the St. Johns River and Florida’s springs.  But the proposal could wind up vying for funding with a beach restoration measure.

A state legislator wants to reaffirm Florida’s commitment—to a horse and a turtle.

The outlook is grim again for Florida’s budget drafters—and that’s before considering the cost of Hurricane Irma.  State forecasters are warning the coffers are nearly empty for the third year running.

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam met Thursday with state emergency officials.

Florida Governor Rick Scott has set a date for the execution of Michael Lambrix.

A planned reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee could take shape more quickly thanks to an Army Corps of Engineers decision.  

State wildlife officials say human-bear interactions are on the rise, and they’re trying to educate Floridians on ways to defuse those situations. 

Sen. Lauren Book (D-Plantation) wants to roll back Florida’s confederate holiday observances.

A South Florida Democrat is urging Congress to require stiffer background checks for hosts participating in international exchange programs.

Hurricane Harvey won’t send heavy rains and winds to Florida, but it will likely push gas prices higher. 

The Florida Wildlife Federation is pushing for stiffer poaching penalties after a shark dragging video went viral.

A South Florida Senator is trying again to send a statue of Mary McLeod Bethune to represent Florida in Washington D.C’s Statuary Hall.  The current statue is confederate general Edmund Kirby Smith.

Florida Governor Rick Scott is repudiating President Donald Trump’s comments but not the president himself.  Trump in recent days has equated the actions of white nationalists with those of the men and women who marched in opposition.

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