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The top stories near you
• “We don’t need another Standard.” That’s the feeling of at least one Gainesville business owner as more hotel and mid-rise apartment construction plans emerge between the University of Florida campus and downtown. (WUFT News)
• Tomorrow’s Ocala City Council meeting promises to be one of the more memorable in recent history, as city leaders decide what to do about the election of Tyrone Oliver. “This is a unique circumstance in the course and history of a city election,” the city attorney said just before the Thanksgiving break. (WUFT News)
• Check out the past decade of dramatic changes on South Main Street in Gainesville as seen via Google Street View. (WUFT News)
• “It takes people back to a time, a much simpler time, the 1870s.” Read more about why 1,000 people attended this year’s Cane Boil & FiddleFest at Morningside Nature Center. (WUFT News)
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Around the state today
• Expect multiple members of Florida’s congressional delegation to be seen and heard from during the next round of the impeachment inquiry. (Florida Politics)
• A UF political scientist says there is “a lot of credit-claiming and very little accountability” when it comes to groups like Andrew Gillum’s that tout voter registration numbers. (Politico)
• The animal rights group PETA received an eye-catching estimate to obtain public records about the state’s rules for killing pythons and iguanas. (Palm Beach Post)
• In other public record news, auditors pointed out problems with how Florida’s top law enforcement agency handles and retains text messages. (News Service Of Florida)
• While many Floridians have likely forgotten the effects from Hurricane Matthew in 2016, that’s not the case in Flagler Beach. (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
• Here’s a quick recap of the key points from the 2019 hurricane season, which was considered to be more active than normal. (Florida Storms)