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The Point, Oct. 2, 2019: Meet The Dentists Working In Rural North Central Florida’s ACORN Clinic

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• News broke earlier this year of plans to cease medical services at the ACORN Clinic in Brooker, but one of our reporters caught up with the dentists who continue to treat at least 30 patients a day in this rural community. (WUFT News)

• Here’s an explanation of why some environmentalists are so upset with the pumping plan Nestlé has for Ginnie Springs. (WUFT News)

• Yesterday marked the beginning of a new phase in the management of Dignity Village, Gainesville’s homeless encampment. A fence and security officers are keeping new people from moving in, with the goal of pushing them toward the services at nearby Grace Marketplace. (WUFT News)

• The state spent more than $750,000 on a new system to help control flooding at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. (Gainesville Sun)

• Changes are likely ahead in who handles 911 calls in Marion County and Ocala. (Ocala Star-Banner)

A Gainesville consultant, Mike Hogan, is among the candidates under consideration for the state’s top financial regulator position. (News Service of Florida)

• A familiar name from the 2018 ballot in this region’s state Senate races will be back again in 2020. This time, Kayser Enneking hopes to unseat state Rep. Chuck Clemons in District 21 covering Alachua, Dixie and Gilchrist Counties. (Florida Politics)

Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle will earn $50,000 to speak at the University of Florida next week. (The Alligator)


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Around the state today

• Here’s what you need to know about what’s left of hurricane season. (Florida Storms)

• Just about a year after it hit, Hurricane Michael might continue to cause damage in the Panhandle if the massive timber it left behind becomes a factor in this year’s wildfires. In other statewide fire news, Nikki Fried yesterday announced new rules for prescribed burns. (Northwest Florida Daily News, WFSU)

• One of the more contentious teacher pay negotiations in Florida came to an end last night in Brevard County. The deal struck there means the largest raise for the district’s veteran teachers since the Great Recession began. (Florida Today)

• Some 2,000 strangers showed up to honor the life of U.S. Army veteran Edward Pearson. Most had never met him but were nevertheless on hand yesterday at Sarasota National Cemetery. (AP)

• Following California’s lead, Florida’s House Democratic Leader Kionne McGhee wants to see college athletes here be allowed to sign endorsement deals. (WLRN)

• Hastings is no longer an incorporated town in St. Johns County, but its history dating back more than a century can now be explored with this interactive tool. (St. Augustine Record)

The Jacksonville International Airport has had a very good year in terms of the number of passengers choosing to depart and arrive there. (Florida Times-Union)


From NPR News

• Politics: Democrats Postpone 1st Ukraine Deposition Following Pompeo Objections

• Politics: The Evolution Of Rudy Giuliani

• National: Ex-Dallas Officer Who Killed Man In His Own Apartment Is Found Guilty Of Murder

• Race: The Complicated Business of Plantation Tourism

• World: In Hong Kong, Violence Escalates As Pro-Democracy Protests Continue

• World: Tractor Trails Of Protesting Dutch Farmers Snarl Traffic for Hundreds Of Miles

• World: North Korea May Have Taken Step Toward Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

• Education: Federal Judge Upholds Harvard’s Race-Conscious Admissions Process

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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