The Point, July 21, 2023: A small Alachua County city now has broadband internet
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• Fresh Take Florida: ‘I would still do it’: Super Bowl streaker says new Florida law won’t work. “Starting this week, Florida has a new law stiffening penalties on attention-grabbers who sprint across sports fields – often in various stages of undress. One well-known streaker says it just won’t work.”

• WUFT News: From heat-tolerant cattle to racial inequality, Gainesville leaders search for solutions at climate change summit. “While climate change is a global challenge, Alachua County residents also have a role to play. About 70 people spent part of their weekend at a Gainesville church to talk about climate threats and responses, with recent extreme weather events like Hurricane Idalia fresh on their minds.”

• WUFT News: New Florida lead in South Carolina murder case, nearly 30 years later. “After 28 years, investigators have a new lead for a person of interest in the 1995 murder of Maria Telles-Gonzalez.”

• WUFT News: Gainesville residents reject housing development plan on wetlands. “Five months after a housing development plan was approved, homeowners are still trying to find a way to shut it down.”

• Mainstreet Daily News: Gainesville group sues DeSantis over GRU Authority appointments. “Two board members of Gainesville Residents United Inc. filed a lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday, seeking to nullify the governor’s three appointments to the Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) Authority Board.”

• WUFT News: Gainesville family, track community celebrate Tamari Davis’ World Championship win. “In the time it takes to tie a shoelace, she sprints the length of an NFL football field — fast enough to take home gold in the 4×100-meter relay at the world championships in August.”

• WUFT News: UF students mark Child Health Day with walk to Shands Hospital. “Child Health Day is observed nationally as a way to educate people about the importance of healthcare and guidance children need in the United States.”

• WUFT News: Young Gainesville leaders educate community on wildlife conservation. “The young adults stood at their assigned booths and told people about the issues harming the ecosystem, such as invasive species, groundwater contamination and education on native species.”

• News Service of Florida: COVID case count in Florida decreases again, but deaths pass 91,000 mark. “The latest report also revealed that 91,178 residents had died with COVID-19 as of Thursday. That was up from a reported 90,740 deaths two weeks earlier.”

• WFSU-Tallahasse: A trial over Florida’s congressional map continues with more witness testimony. “Attorneys for civil rights groups and voters who are suing over North Florida’s congressional districts called their final witnesses on Monday in a federal trial that’s expected to end early this week.”

• Associated Press: DeSantis said he would support a 15-week abortion ban, after avoiding a direct answer for months. “When Ron DeSantis said during last week’s Republican presidential debate that he would support a federal ban on abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancy, some anti-abortion activists called it the news they had been waiting months to hear.”

• NPR: To prevent gun violence, these peacemakers start with the basics. “Delivering diapers may not look like an obvious way to stop gun violence. But for Peacemakers, meeting basic needs like diapers, food or medical care is a key part of their strategy.”

• Florida Politics: Wilton Simpson asks Legislature for $2M for Florida timber. “The money in the request would go toward site preparation, seedlings and planting for new trees.”

• WMFE-Orlando: Delay tightens launch window of NASA mission to curious metal asteroid. “Unlike many asteroids that are made up of rock or ice, Psyche is made of metal and scientists believe it is the exposed core of a planet. Studying it will give insight into how our own planet formed.”

• WGCU-Fort Myers: New year at The Nest; Without Harriet what’s in store for M15? “The cameras, called the SWFL Eagle Cam and installed by Dick Pritchett Real Estate at the Bayshore Road nest, documented the lives of the breeding eagle pair and were taken off-line after the 2022-2023 season for maintenance and repair.”

• National: ‘The military has no role’ in politics, says retiring chair of the Joint Chiefs

• Politics: Rep. Matt Gaetz launches effort to oust House Speaker Kevin McCarthy

• National: Here’s the story of the portrait behind Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s postage stamp

• Climate: The military is turning to microgrids to fight global threats — and global warming

• Business: What to know about Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX before his crypto financial fraud trial

• Health: PrEP prevents HIV infections, but it’s not reaching Black women

• Business: Amazon and contractors sued over nooses found at Connecticut construction site

• National: If skydiving is on your bucket list, here’s a story that might help you take the leap

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