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Today’s top stories
• One of our reporters gathered together the publicly-available details on the strange ending for Williston’s Regional General Hospital. The bottom line, months after its closure, is patients must now travel to either Gainesville or Ocala to receive treatment. (WUFT News)
• David Colburn’s distinguished career at the University of Florida was honored yesterday afternoon in a memorial service. Charles Frazier, a former colleague of his, said Colburn’s impatience would have had him looking around during the service, ready to bolt. Frazier concluded his remarks, looked at those in attendance, saying, “And now, David, you can bolt.” (WUFT News)
• A federal judge in Tallahassee is now weighing arguments over portions of the state’s new felon voting law. (WUFT News)
• There’s a protest brewing over Donald Trump Jr.’s paid speech tomorrow at UF. (WUFT News)
• Marion County detectives disclosed more details surrounding the deaths of a Summerfield mother and her four children earlier this year. The defendant in the case is being held in the county jail without bail. (Ocala Star-Banner)
• Gainesville’s new city manager will earn nearly the same salary as that of Miami’s. (WCJB)
• Demolition crews have started to bring down Jacksonville Landing. (News4Jax)
• Alachua County is going to spend at least $500,000 on dog park upgrades from Wild Spaces Public Places sales tax revenue. (Gainesville Sun)
• Rainbows are being added this week to a Gainesville downtown crosswalk that’s near a church. Some members of that church wrote to city commissioners that they didn’t like the city’s process for deciding where to place the rainbows. (WUFT News)
• Florida’s statewide teachers’ union questions whether Gov. Ron DeSantis’ push for higher teacher salaries goes far enough. (WLRN)
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