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The Point, June 19, 2019: Volunteers Work To Preserve Alachua County Cemetery From The 1800s

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• Florida’s new law banning sanctuary cities means the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office needed an agreement with federal immigration authorities for what to do with inmates who are in the country illegally. (Gainesville Sun)

Fatal crashes on I-75 northbound in Marion County have led to traffic backups for miles twice in the past week. (Ocala Star-Banner)

• UF/IFAS is going to renovate one of the buildings at the new Alachua County Fairgrounds site in Newberry. (WCJB)

• Roberta Lopez is on a mission to preserve cemeteries in the area from the 1800s, particularly one in Archer where her great grandfather is buried. Some of those buried within may have been former slaves. (WUFT News)

• Former U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson’s papers are going to be housed at the University of Florida. (News Service of Florida)

• The Cade Museum next week is hosting a screening of a 1926 silent film, “The Flying Ace,” that was shot in Jacksonville and attempted to show African Americans in positive roles — not at all common in films of that era. (Gainesville Downtown)


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Around the state today

• President Donald Trump kicked off his reelection campaign in Orlando yesterday in front of thousands of supporters. Outside the arena, there were protests and counter-protests. (New York Times, WMFE)

• Three U.S. Representatives from Florida are among the dozens of co-sponsors of a bill that would begin to consider reparations for slavery. (Florida Phoenix)

• NPR News drills down on the state’s plan to allow the importing of prescription drugs from Canada as a means of lowering prices.

• Here’s what the Florida Agriculture Department has in mind so far for the state hemp program. (WFSU)

• Popular Science sums up exactly what caused last year’s widespread red tide issues and whether or not the problem could actually be stopped in the future.

• Suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is working through his last chance at getting his job back. “I’m a hardworking, studious person who cares deeply about the community, and I know how incredibly serious it is,” he said at yesterday’s hearing. (Florida Politics)

• The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was in Miami Beach earlier this week to discuss how the state could help end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. (Sun Sentinel)

• The Atlantic explains why Harvard University rescinded its admission offer to Kyle Kashuv, an outspoken conservative student who survived last year’s Parkland shooting.

• If you have been seeking a 1940s cottage in St. Augustine, here’s your chance. You just have to help move it. (WJCT)


From NPR News

• National: PG&E To Pay $1 Billion To Local Governments For Wildfire Damage

• World: Chernobyl’s Tourism Industry Is Booming Following HBO Miniseries On Nuclear Disaster

• Business: Facebook Unveils Libra Cryptocurrency, Sets Launch For 2020

• Health: In Rural Wyoming, This Program Is Designed To Help Patients Manage Medical Needs

• Books: Uncovering The Story Of Cyclist Major Taylor, America’s 1st Black Sports Star

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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