The Point, Jan. 13, 2020: Thousands Of Florida Teachers Prepare To Rally In Tallahassee


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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)

• The Alligator: Doctoral student demands response to UF sexual assault cases on website

• 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

• GateHouse ($): Abortion, immigration and teacher pay on the agenda for election-year session, along with some GOP friction

• Politico: Florida’s GOP Legislature might buck DeSantis in his second year

• 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

• Miami Herald ($): Why are so many women and Hispanics serving outdated drug sentences in Florida prisons?

• Florida Today ($): Excess litter prompts partial closing of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

• NPR News: U.S. Officials: More Than 20 Saudi Students To Be Expelled In Wake Of Fla. Shooting

• News Service of Florida: Airbnb has spent at least $1,250,000 to prevent local regulation of Florida rental properties

• Sun Sentinel ($): Hundreds attend funeral for teen football star Bryce Gowdy, known and loved as ‘Simba’

• Florida Times-Union ($): 3-alarm fire destroys $16.5 million Jacksonville apartment building under construction

From NPR News

• World: Australia’s Wildfires Are Releasing Vast Amounts Of Carbon

• World: Surveying Damage At The Iraqi Base That Iran Attacked

• National: FBI Apologizes To Court For Mishandling Surveillance Of Trump Campaign Adviser

• National: Dozens Of Earthquakes Continue To Shake Puerto Rico

• Health: Pharmaceutical Executives Face Prison Time In Case Linked To Opioid Crisis

• Health: U.S. Alcohol-Related Deaths Have Doubled, Study Says

• Business: New Law Aims To Help Americans Without Retirement Plans. Will It Work?

• World: Queen Elizabeth II Calls A Family Meeting To Determine Meghan and Harry’s Next Steps

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

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