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The Point, March 25, 2019: Where Gainesville Students Are Learning To Code

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• Even though it’s not yet present throughout Alachua County Public School’s curriculum, some Gainesville students are learning to code through other opportunities. (WUFT News)

• The historic investiture of Gloria Walker, the only African-American judge to hold a particular seat in the 8th Judicial Circuit Court, took place Friday afternoon in an Alachua County courtroom. (WUFT News)

• In the same neighborhood that first put deadly dog attacks in the news last fall, another happened on Friday night that led to the deaths of two more dogs who had escaped through their owner’s rotted fence. (Gainesville Sun)

Will they or won’t they? It’s unclear if Florida lawmakers this session will take up a resolution for a formal apology for the work of the Johns Committee in the 1950s and ’60s that had an impact on the University of Florida. (Tallahassee Democrat)

• Gainesville City Commissioner Gail Johnson organized a pair of events known as the Community First Summit this weekend to help strategize solutions for affordable housing and prevent displacement. (WUFT News)

• Tallahassee, or at least some people at its newspaper, is saddened to see Gainesville getting two new restaurant chains, with neither apparently coming to the capital. (Tallahassee Democrat)


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Around the state today

Here’s a roundup of remarks and tweets from Florida politicians following the big news out of the nation’s capital — the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. (Florida Politics)

Two Parkland shooting survivors took their own lives this past week, the Miami Herald reports, while also offering a list of mental health resources.

• Our Fresh Take Florida team spotlights the boots of state Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez, which are meant to bring attention to his region’s fight for climate change legislation. (WUFT News)

Downtown Lakeland is now without this Confederate soldier statue. (Lakeland Ledger)

The St. Johns County transgender bathroom case now has a chance to go to the U.S. Supreme Court since the school board there has decided to appeal it. (St. Augustine Record)

Concerns about accreditation, debt, and bond default have Bethune-Cookman University in deep trouble. (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

• The New England Patriots owner has a hearing this week in his prostitution solicitation case, and he’s now issued an apologetic statement. (Palm Beach Post)


News from NPR

• Politics: Mueller Report Finds No Trump-Russia Collusion

• Politics: Mueller Report Makes No Determination On Obstruction Of Justice

• Politics: With The Conclusion Of The Mueller Investigation, What Happens Next?

• Politics: The Legal Implications Of AG Barr’s Mueller Report Summary

• Business: More Signs Point To An Economic Slowdown In The U.S.

• Science: What Makes People Heed A Weather Warning — Or Not?

• National: Jury Acquits White Former Police Officer In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Black Teen

• Health: For A Healthier Planet, Eat These 50 Foods, Campaign Urges

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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