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The Point, Sept. 26, 2019: Alachua County Schools Again Welcome Fathers For Morning Breakfast Event Shared With Their Children

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• Yesterday was a heartwarming day in many Alachua County schools, where fathers and father figures went with their children to share a morning breakfast in cafeterias across the district. At one school, Gainesville police stood in to be with those whose fathers could not be there. (WUFT News)

• Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal yesterday upheld the state's "red flag" law in a case involving a Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office deputy and his firearms. (News Service of Florida)

• U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Gainesville, has shared his thoughts — "a complete waste of our time" — on the House's formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. (Facebook)

• Tropical Storm Karen might yet make a loop in the Atlantic back toward Florida, but it could also dissipate before reaching the United States. (Florida Storms)

• The state is going to spend nearly $3 million on a conservation easement west of Palatka. (WJCT)

• When complaints are made against a Florida school superintendent, who has the power to investigate them? That's the question between Heidi Maier and the Marion County School Board right now. (Ocala Star-Banner)

• Andrea Dutton was until recently a geochemist and paleoclimatologist at the University of Florida. She's been named a 2019 MacArthur Fellow. (WJCT)

• Why r/GNV can be a neat corner of the internet: Someone was curious about what the old Gainesville Mall on Northwest 13th Street looked like. Others responded with about a dozen links to the spot now occupied by a Lowe's.

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Around the state today

The saga of suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is far from over, with the state Senate's special magistrate recommending that he now be reinstated. The Senate will have final say next month. (WFSU)

• King tides weren't supposed to hit the Keys until this weekend, but the saltwater showed up early on some streets. (WLRN)

• One of Florida's unique educational opportunities — the "body farm" in Pasco County — might be coming to an end for University of South Florida students. (WUSF)

“We really believe that getting this stuff through the bureaucracy quickly is important.” Gov. Ron DeSantis is happy with the millions of dollars so far distributed to Florida citrus farmers. (News Service of Florida)

• The Orlando Sentinel investigated who's helping to write state legislation about online sales tax collection.

• St. Augustine might again have a carousel after the original was moved this month. (St. Augustine Record)

From NPR News

• Politics: Pentagon Letter Undercuts Trump Assertion On Delaying Aid To Ukraine Over Corruption

• Politics: Trump Asked Ukrainian President To Investigate Biden; DOJ Says No Charges

• Politics: Why Some Republicans Think Impeachment Inquiry May Help Trump

• National: How The U.S. Hacked ISIS

• Health: Juul Accepts Proposed Ban On Flavored Vaping Products As CEO Steps Down

• Health: Nonprofit Hospital That Sued Poor Patients Just Freed Thousands From Debt

• Science: No Plan B: Deciding Not To Have Children Because of Climate Change

• Science: Prehistoric Babies Drank Animal Milk From Bottles

About today's curator

I'm Ethan Magoc, a news editor at WUFT. Originally from Pennsylvania, I've found a home telling Florida stories. I’m part of a team searching each morning for local and state stories that are important to you; please send feedback about today's edition or ideas for stories we may have missed to emagoc@wuft.org.

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