Jim Ash

Jim Ash is a reporter at WFSU-FM.  A Miami native, he is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience, most of it in print.  He has been a member of the Florida Capital Press Corps since 1992.

Ash has worked variously as a reporter, columnist and bureau chief.  His specialties include state politics, the judicial system and the environment.  His career has included coverage of everything from the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and Hurricane Andrew to the Florida presidential recount.

Ash is a graduate of the University of Iowa where he earned a degree in English.  He spent his summers interning for newspapers, including the Austin-American Statesman in Texas.

A hiking enthusiast, Ash has explored most of the public trails in California's Big Sur.  He is an avid reader who enjoys traveling, exploring the Big Bend, and water sports.

Florida’s first openly gay Hispanic legislator says he will push for state funding to help his Central Florida constituents recover from the nation’s worst mass slaying.

President-elect Donald Trump is on record as a climate change denier, and that’s bad news for the Sunshine State, experts say.

Another Florida icon is joining Key West troubadour Jimmy Buffett in the anti-Amendment 1 camp.

Donald Trump is sinking in the polls as Election Day nears, but he says a “silent majority” will propel him to the White House. 

Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice George Labarga is creating a new panel of experts to study the state’s legal guardian system.

Republicans have long dominated vote-by-mail in the Sunshine State.

Environmental, political and religious groups say they hope to eclipse a controversial solar power ballot initiative known as Amendment 1.

An environmental group says it has the signatures of more than 100 candidates on a pledge to support a ban on hydraulic fracturing in Florida.

Parents are asking a Leon County Circuit Judge to order their children promoted to the fourth grade, despite their refusal to take a standardized test.

A Jacksonville civil rights attorney is asking the Florida Supreme Court to take another look at the way campaigns recruit phony write-in candidates to close primaries – and disenfranchise thousands of voters.

If internet searches are any indication -- and that’s a big “if,” -- Democrats will get a bigger bump from their national convention than Republicans.

Complaining that Florida doesn’t live up to its  nickname, the League of Women Voters is launching a new initiative to cut the cost of solar power.

Gov. Rick Scott is asking the Obama Administration to declare a state of emergency in the wake of the Orlando tragedy, the  worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

For the first time, the National Rifle Association is endorsing candidates for state attorney in Florida.

The Republican National Committee vowed to reach out to Hispanic voters after Mitt Romney’s punishing loss in 2012, and party faithful in Florida admit it won’t be easy with Donald Trump at the top of the ticket.