The Point, Jan. 9, 2020: Florida’s Environment And Growth Trends Continue To Clash In Toll Road Discussions


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The top stories near you

• News Service of Florida: Florida Toll Road Debate Continues To Flare As Session Nears

• UF News: Fish switch: Identity of mystery invader in Florida waters corrected after 20 years

• Ocala Star-Banner ($): Ocala city charter review process underway

• WCJB: City of Ocala opens internal search for new city manager

• The Alligator: UF welcomes new director of LGBTQ+ affairs

• The Alligator: See a fire on UF’s campus? Don’t be alarmed by it.

• Gainesville Sun ($): The Historic Mount Carmel Baptist Church rehabilitation is on the table

• Gainesville Downtown: Prum’s Kitchen Brings Savory Flavors of Cambodian Cuisine to Gainesville

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Around the state today

• WFSU: House Panels To Hold Joint Workshop On Collegiate Athlete Pay

• NPR News: Republican Sen. Rick Scott On Iran And Iraq

• Fort Myers News-Press ($): Florida sets new record for manatee boat kills, Lee County leads state

• TCPalm ($): Trump administration sued over endangered Florida sea turtle protection from climate change

• Florida Today ($): Ron DeSantis wraps up his first year as governor of Florida. See what he’s accomplished

• Tallahassee Democrat ($): Teachers to ‘Take on Tallahassee’ with a march on the Capitol on eve of 2020 Florida session 

• Florida Politics: Aaron Bean, Jason Fischer target organ transplant discrimination with new bills

•  Sun Sentinel ($): South Florida city plans to treat drinking water

• Bay News 9: Hillsborough County Commission Moves Toward Creating Needle Exchange Program

• Bradenton Herald ($): Manatee leaders say they have ‘Big Plan’ to make students better readers

• Miami Herald ($): Filmmaker sues Coral Gables and cinema over George Zimmerman ‘Trayvon Hoax’ documentary

From NPR News

• World: What We Know: Iran’s Missile Strike Against The U.S. In Iraq

• World: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle ‘Step Back’ From Royal Family Roles

• Politics: Virginia May Ratify The Equal Rights Amendment. What Would Come Next Is Murky

• Business: The Emoji Designer Who’s Bringing African Culture To Smartphone Keyboards

• National: U.S. Army Alert: You Are Not Being Drafted

• National: California Governor Pushes $1.4 Billion Plan To Tackle Homelessness

• Health: Raising The Minimum Wage By $1 May Prevent Thousands Of Suicides, Study Shows

About Blake Trauschke

Blake is a student reporter for WUFT and can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing

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