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The Point, Feb. 11, 2019: Rate Increases Could Be Ahead For GRU Customers, A Report Suggests

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• Alachua County juries have in the past few decades awarded millions of dollars in damages to families of deceased smokers. Another such case just closed, with $13.5 million going to the family of Tyrone Dixon. (Gainesville Sun)

• Gainesville Regional Utilities ratepayers might be paying more over the next five years if these suggested rate increases come to pass. (WUFT News)

• There might be another Interstate 75 interchange coming to the Ocala area in the coming years. (WUFT News)

• A small group this weekend toured areas in Levy County infamous for the 1923 Rosewood massacre, when a mostly African-American community was destroyed in one of this area’s worst instances of racial violence. (WCJB)

• People in Gainesville — particularly those living near downtown — who are hoping to maintain their relatively quiet city pushed city commissioners to block a relaxed noise ordinance. (WUFT News)

• Construction of the next Florida Gators baseball stadium has officially begun. They broke ground Friday on a $65 million stadium. (WUFT News)

A landfill in southeast Gainesville will be permitted to grow a little higher. (WUFT News)

• Less than 15,000 applicants were admitted to the University of Florida out of a total of 41,253. One of those is David “Is This Real Life” DeVore, who a decade ago became an accidental YouTube star. (The Alligator)


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Around the state today

• This week will mark the one-year anniversary of the Parkland massacre. One father who lost his daughter told the Miami Herald, “I don’t need a day to remind me of that day. I live it every day.”

• A Florida Senate committee today is discussing a bill that would dramatically change how news organizations can cover mass killings like Parkland. The bill’s sponsor did not return six of our Fresh Take Florida reporter’s phone messages and multiple emails. (WUFT News)

• Selecting a secretary to lead the Florida Department of Health has evidently not been an easy task for Gov. Ron DeSantis. (Florida Politics)

• There are two stories of still-incomplete hurricane recovery today: Many of the 500 canals in The Keys aren’t yet cleared, and the damage in parts of Mexico Beach is so widespread it looks as if cleanup hasn’t even begun. (FLKeysNews, Panama City News Herald)

• Prosecutors intend to pursue the death penalty for the man charged in last month’s Sebring bank shooting in which five people were killed. (Orlando Weekly)

• St. Augustine city leaders are trying to figure out what they can do between now and 2030, when they expect certain roads there to be flooded for a quarter of the year thanks to sea level rise. (WJCT)


News from NPR

• World: Doctors Demand Humanitarian Aid Be Allowed Into Venezuela

• World: U.S.-Backed Kurdish Forces Launch ‘Final Push’ Against ISIS In Syria

• Race: U.Va. Students Investigate Their Yearbook’s Racist History — Starting With Its Title

• Politics: Virginia’s Legislative Session Proceeds Amid State’s Political Crisis

• Politics: 2 More Democrats, Warren And Klobuchar, Enter Presidential Field

• Business: Facing A Critical Shortage Of Drivers, The Trucking Industry Is Changing

• Health: Defying Parents, A Teen Decides To Get Vaccinated

• Health: School Shooters: What’s Their Path To Violence?

• Arts & Design: All Good Dogs: Photographer Transforms Canines’ Cones From Shame To Glam

About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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