Ryan Dailey

Ryan Dailey is a reporter/producer for WFSU/Florida Public Radio. After graduating from Florida State University, Ryan went into print journalism working for the Tallahassee Democrat for five years. At the Democrat, he worked as a copy editor, general assignment and K-12 education reporter.

Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, Ryan also lived in Lawrenceville, Georgia and Southwest Florida before moving to Tallahassee. On a day off, you might find him playing guitar, attempting to play golf or hanging out with his dog, Buddy.

No matter the victor, City Commission Seat 5 will be getting a new face this election. Four candidates vying for the seat are talking ethics, development, crime and law enforcement.

The Wakulla County School Board is getting a new automotive technician training facility. The project will cost almost $4 million dollars from a settlement with BP over the 2010 oil spill. The School Board will chip in $375,000 toward the project.

Tallahassee’s Independent Ethics Board has drafted a notice warning against gift-giving between City employees and those who do business with the City. The board says what departments choose to do with the memorandum is up to them. 

Tallahassee’s Independent Ethics Board plans to ask the City Commission for a wider jurisdiction. Statute governing the board prevents it from taking action against non-elected city employees.

Recent media reports detailing mistakes by Florida’s Department of Agriculture in issuing firearm permits have some advocacy organizations calling for further investigation. The League of Women Voters is asking Attorney General Pam Bondi to conduct the probe.

Progressive and civil rights organizations are speaking out against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Reproductive rights advocacy group Planned Parenthood is the latest to do so.

The 2018 local elections have set a county record for most qualified candidates in a midterm year. There are 55 people in the running.

Florida’s election supervisors are feeling the squeeze of a short deadline to submit an application for $19 million in federal cybersecurity funding. The applications are due to the Department of State by next Wednesday.

The Big Bend chapter of Florida’s Police Benevolent Association has announced its endorsements for some Leon County races. 

Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection is applying to take over duties from the federal government related to protecting its wetlands. But some environmental advocates are hoping the agency will pump the breaks.

Florida’s two Republican candidates for governor say they don’t want recreational marijuana in the state. Congressman Ron DeSantis and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam made their positions clear during their first debate of the race.

Coastal Franklin County’s small Eastpoint community is picking up the pieces after a wildfire ravaged about 820 acres of land, destroying 36 homes. But for the hundreds displaced, there are more question marks in the aftermath than there are answers.

A weekend fire at Eastpoint has destroyed homes and displaced hundreds. Franklin County Sheriff Tony Smith calls the fire one of the "most intense" he's seen in his career. <--break->

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jeff Greene entered the race barely three months before the primary. Now, the billionaire real estate titan is coming out strong on education. In a recent interview with WFSU’s Ryan Dailey, Greene called for two years of public pre-Kindergarten and talked charter schools among other topics.

The Environmental Protection Agency has completed a more than decade-long cleanup at Cascades Park. A manufactured gas plant closed more than 50 years ago had contaminated the area’s soil with chemicals.

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