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The top stories near you
• Twitter mistakenly suspended U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho’s account for about 48 hours this week. His office says he will announce in January his decision about whether or not to run for another term.
• “I’m not asking money for me,” the president of the statewide teachers union said during his visit to Gainesville this week. “I’m asking money for these kids.” (WUFT News)
• Kent Fuchs will continue to serve as the University of Florida’s president on an “at-will basis,” the state’s Board of Governors decided yesterday. (News Service of Florida)
• The owner of one vaping retailer in Gainesville said she has seen business drop by 50 percent since Alachua County’s teenage tobacco ban took effect. (The Alligator)
• There were two fatal plane crashes in our area yesterday, one in Ocala, where federal authorities are now investigating its cause, and another in Clay County. (WMFE, Florida Times-Union)
• A Florida Gators track coach will help to train some of the nation’s athletes for next year’s summer Olympics. (WCJB)
• Parking should be fun for tomorrow’s Florida-Georgia football game in Jacksonville, where city lots are already sold out. (Florida Times-Union)
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Around the state today
• Here’s more context from our Fresh Take Florida team about the governor’s goals to raise teachers’ base pay. (WUFT News)
• The architects for the Pulse memorial are now selected, and it’s scheduled to open in 2022. (WMFE)
• President Donald Trump has officially changed his permanent home from New York to Florida. (Politico)
• Arresting children under 12 could be illegal in Florida if this state senator’s bill gets any traction in the spring. (WMFE)
• Someone mutilated an alligator in St. Petersburg, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is now investigating. (Bay News 9)
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