Lynn Hatter

Lynn Hatter is a  Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative.  When she’s not working, Lynn spends her time watching sci-fi and action movies, writing her own books, going on long walks through the woods, traveling and exploring antique stores. Follow Lynn Hatter on Twitter: @HatterLynn.

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As a presidential recount continues in Wisconsin there’s an independent push for an election review in Florida. Donald Trump won Florida by more than 100,00 votes.

Florida Supreme Court is weighing whether to reinstate a hold on the state’s 24 hour abortion wait law.  The court heard arguments in the case Tuesday.

A trial over a 26-year water fight between Florida and Georgia is underway before the U.S. Supreme Court.  A special master appointed by the court began hearing arguments Monday. 

The federal emergency management agency, is urging Floridians with Hurricane Hermine and Matthew-related damage to file their flood claims.

Governor Rick Scott says the City of Tallahassee needs more help in restoring power to the more than 20,000 customers still in the dark. It’s been four days since Hurricane caused most of Leon County and the Big Bend to go dark. Local officials have been criticized for not accepting all the offers of assistance that they could have. Scott told reporters Monday evening more help is on the way.

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Early Friday Hurricane Hermine became the first such storm to make landfall in Florida in more than a decade. With damage across North Florida, Big Bend residents will be putting in lots of recover work during the Labor Day weekend.

Early Friday Hurricane Hermine became the first such storm to make landfall in Florida in more than a decade. With damage across North Florida, Big Bend residents will be putting in lots of recover work during the Labor Day weekend.

Update: The Tallahassee police department has issued a warrant for Tavon Q. Jackson. He's the man suspected in the stabbing death of Javona Glover.

The entire Florida House of Representatives is up for election this year and redistricting has created several hotly contested state Senate races. That at times look like a game of musical chairs—and not everyone will get a seat. Some candidates are putting thousands—and in one case, millions of their own money to win.

Local school principal and Tallahassee-based singer Star Swain is heading to the Democratic National Convention where she’ll sing the National Anthem Thursday.

Longtime Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown is facing federal fraud and conspiracy charges related to her involvement with an educational charity. But Friday, supporters rallied to her defense outside the federal courthouse in Jacksonville, and some say the charges may not hurt her too much as she runs for re-election.

The Florida Education Association’s continued lawsuit against the state’s de-facto school voucher program continues to rile program supporters. But the teacher’s union isn’t backing down until it’s forced to.

Florida’s public university system is developing a program to address a shortage in nurses. The American Academy of Nursing has projected a shortfall extending through 2030.

Leon County’s per-capita crime rate for 2015 is the highest in the state once again. The issue is playing into the local election cycle as law enforcement and candidates grapple with how to address it.

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When it comes to crime in Tallahassee, TPD Chief Mike DeLeo says his agency watches indicators such as sexual assault and aggravated assaults to measure, as he puts it, “what’s going on in the streets”.

For many students in Florida, summer vacation means finally getting out of the classroom and away from tests and homework.  But for some, the Summer also means figuring out where the next meal will come from. Now there are efforts underway to address hunger in North Florida—especially at times when a major food program—the school—is no longer in session. 

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