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• The celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy got underway last night with a speech, MLK Hall of Fame award and announcement of a scholarship to a P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School student. A county court judge called the occasion and this week’s events “a reminder that we have to keep pushing and not believe that we have arrived.” (WUFT News)
• Gainesville Sun ($): Central mental health facility plea to be heard
• News Service of Florida: Ex-Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s Conviction Upheld In Charity Scam
• Ocala Star-Banner ($): Ocala’s West Marion Hospital CEO takes new post in Citrus
• Florida Politics: Chuck Clemons, Kayser Enneking start 2020 with $100K+ in the bank
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Around the state today
• Tampa Bay Times ($): Could Florida teachers rallying at the Capitol be punished for a strike?
• Tallahassee Democrat ($): Road closures planned for Monday public education march, rally in Tallahassee
• Orlando Sentinel ($): Polk teachers could be fired if they attend education rally in Tallahassee, state lawyer says
• Florida Today ($): Excess litter prompts partial closing of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
• News Service of Florida: Airbnb has spent at least $1,250,000 to prevent local regulation of Florida rental properties
• Florida Times-Union ($): 3-alarm fire destroys $16.5 million Jacksonville apartment building under construction
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.