Ashley Lopez

Reporter

Ashley Lopez is a reporter for WGCU News. A native of Miami, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a journalism degree. 

Previously, Lopez was a reporter for Miami's NPR member station, WLRN-Miami Herald News. Before that, she was a reporter at The Florida Independent. She also interned for Talking Points Memo in New York City and WUNC in Durham, North Carolina. She also freelances as a reporter/blogger for the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting.

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Oil Drilling
10:28 am
Tue February 10, 2015

Local Groups Discuss Upcoming Oil And Gas Legislation

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Environmental and political groups want the Florida Legislature to tackle oil and gas laws this year. The League of Women Voters of Collier County held a luncheon on Monday aimed at getting their members educated on the future of oil exploration in Florida.

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Public Health
10:41 am
Mon February 9, 2015

New U.S. Surgeon General Discusses Issues With Local Health Leaders

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The country’s new surgeon general stopped in Fort Myers Friday.

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has been on the job for about two months and he’s been touring the country listening to local health officials talk about issues facing their communities.

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Health
3:13 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Why Yoga Might Be The Key To Preventing Falls As You Age

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There’s a new study out of the University of Miami that’s being put into practice at yoga studios in Naples.

The study quantifies the health benefits of yoga for aging populations—particularly the way some poses can help the elderly avoid harmful falls.

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Citrus Greening
9:29 am
Thu February 5, 2015

UF Professor Develops Citrus Greening Detector

Citrus greening sensor.
Credit University of Florida

Citrus producers might have another tool for their fight against citrus greening.

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Sunshine Laws
5:33 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Newspapers, Sunshine Advocates File Lawsuit Against Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet

Gov. Rick Scott during an event in Bonita Springs.
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Newspaper editors and open records advocates are taking Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet to court over the alleged ousting of former Florida Department of Law Enforcement Chief Gerald Bailey.

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