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Today’s top stories
• In a gun violence prevention press conference, lawmakers took a stand against gun violence by proposing 13 bills. These bills included universal background checks for all gun purchases, creating flexibility for the Guardian program and forcing those convicted of domestic violence to surrender their guns. (WUFT News)
• Some of Florida’s new top officials will have central roles in future elections despite not having any previous experience in elections. (WUFT News)
• One in five Alachua County households reported in 2016 not having consistent access to affordable and nutritious food. The City of Gainesville held a meeting last night to begin working toward solutions for food insecurity. (WUFT News)
• The legislature is attempting to act on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request to allow smokable medical marijuana with a proposal that patients be required to purchase pre-rolled joints if they want to do so. (News Service of Florida)
• WLRN reports on the changes police departments across Florida have made since Parkland to try to intercept the next school threat.
• One of our reporters went to the new Alachua Farmers Market to report on the latest addition to the list of places to get fresh produce in Alachua County. It’s open Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. (WUFT News)
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