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• The field of possible successors for Ted Yoho’s seat in the U.S. House grew on Friday with the addition of his former deputy chief of staff Kat Cammack. (WUFT News)
• Both of the incumbent Gainesville city commissioners will have an opponent in the March election, and a vacant seat is going to feature a four-way race. (WUFT News)
• Lake City leaders today will consider whether to build a new city hall. (WCJB)
• The Gainesville Sun has this Q&A with the new Santa Fe College President, Paul Broadie II.
• Alachua County government has hired a company to try to reduce its energy bills. Some of the targets: “Why are the lights on in the middle of the night? Was the air conditioner running (when it wasn’t needed)?” (WUFT News)
• Programming note: We’ll join you for three more editions this week before taking a holiday hiatus and returning on Dec. 30 with a year-in-review edition.
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Around the state today
• The state is examining the hunting license loophole that allowed the Pensacola Naval base shooter to legally buy a gun. (NPR News)
• Not all stakeholders are in agreement about the appropriateness of a museum to be built on the site of the 2016 Pulse shooting. “My son’s brutal death is not a tourist attraction to fill hotel rooms,” one mother says. (New York Times)
• The 7th hole of a Tallahassee country club golf course appears to have a cemetery underneath it. (Florida Today)
• Frustration is running high this holiday season for some Floridians who are dealing with porch pirates: “Enjoy my crap! Come back again any time! I’ll be happy to meet you again with a baseball bat.”(WTSP)
From NPR News
• Science: Some Dinosaurs Had Lice
• World: France Remembers Leonardo Da Vinci
• National: Stories Of The Decade: The Opioid Epidemic
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 email@example.com.