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The Point, Nov. 15, 2022: New legislation causes school bathroom rule confusion

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• Gainesville Sun ($): New legislation has caused confusion among school officials on rules for bathrooms. "The Alachua County school district is in the midst of reviewing its LGBTQ critical support guide to fall in line with new state regulations that took effect last month."

• Mainstreet Daily News: GNV requires more secure bike lanes with new roads. "New and renovated city roads will include added cyclist protection through changes in roadway design approved by the Gainesville City Commission."

• WCJB: Newberry votes to consider open-container ordinance. "Newberry is moving toward an open container ordinance, like the one currently in place in Ocala."

• WMFE-Orlando: Second Harvest expands into Marion County, merging with First Step Food Bank. "First Step Food Bank has been feeding Marion County residents in need for 30 years by providing food to churches and other nonprofits."

• WUFT News: Antisemitism continues after FL-GA game, and UF students are uniting against it. "In response, UF organizations continue to show solidarity and host events combating hate."

• WUFT News: Radio show for health care workers hits a year on air, plans for more. "Shift Change, of the UF Shands Arts in Medicine program, is an hourlong broadcast dedicated to uplifting Gainesville health care workers and the Shands Hospital community through music."

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Around the state

• News Service of Florida: A Leon County judge says the lawsuit over Florida's migrant flights needs changes. "A Leon County circuit judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a South Florida senator challenging the use of state funds to transport migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, but advised how to revamp the legal complaint so the case can move forward."

• Florida Politics: Clock starts ticking on final passage of medical boards’ gender-affirming rules. "Members of the public have until Dec. 5 to request that the Board of Medicine, the Board of Osteopathic Medicine or both Boards hold a public hearing on rules regarding the treatment of gender dysphoria in minors."

• NPR: NASA's Artemis moon rocket is hours from launch. Will it finally fly? "NASA is once again counting down the hours to the first flight test of its new 32-story-tall Artemis rocket, the one the agency hopes will carry astronauts back to the moon in just a few years."

• Tampa Bay Times ($): Medicaid expansion in Florida? South Dakota vote may show the way. "The refusal of Republican state lawmakers to expand Medicaid in Florida has been a decadelong frustration for health care advocates and others in a state where 2.4 million people have no health insurance."

• WFLA-Tampa: Report shows Florida’s flu cases are trending upwards. "The report for the week of Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 shows 56 of the state’s 67 counties are seeing flu cases increase."

• WUSF-Tampa: Florida gas prices plateau to their highest level since early September. "Last week, the average price of a gallon of gas reached $3.58 before settling back by 2 cents."

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• National: U.S. fines airlines $7.5 million and they must refund customers for canceled flights.

• Law: Supreme Court allows Jan. 6 committee to subpoena Arizona GOP chair's phone records.

• Health: Long COVID clinics are wrestling with how to treat their patients.

• Technology: It's the end of the boom times in tech, as layoffs keep mounting.

• World: This Ukrainian hotline helps Russian soldiers surrender.

• Science: From science fiction to reality, 'no kill' meat may be coming soon.

Kristin Moorehead curated today's edition of The Point.

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