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• WUFT News: Voter clarity on Gainesville’s Complete Streets program still evolving post-election. “Gainesville’s Vision Zero program, a part of the national Complete Streets movement, was introduced to the city commission in 2018, and the city implemented many of its major components in 2021.”
• Mainstreet Daily News: GNV addresses commission conduct, approves items. “The Gainesville City Commission moved forward on an affordable housing project and parking ordinance at a special meeting on Tuesday that considered five items delayed from the city’s Nov. 17 meeting.”
• The Alligator: Roe in Review. “The Alligator took a deeper dive into how the overturn of Roe v. Wade is impacting Gainesville and north central Florida through a newsroom-wide project.”
• Mainstreet Daily News: GPD releases info on hit-and-run vehicle. “In a GPD release, the vehicle that fled the scene is a 2016-2022 Volvo XC90 sports utility vehicle. The license plate number is not known.”
• WUFT News: Marion County judge helping Ukraine start a Veterans Treatment Court. “For 20 years, Judge Jim McCune has served on the bench in Marion County. His effort to help veterans in the court system has had a positive impact on the local community and is now reaching the global scale.”
• WUFT News: At Zeezenia International Market, there’s something for everyone. “(Raef) Slim was a customer at Zeezenia until a fire devastated the store last June. He went home to Lebanon that summer and returned to Zeezenia in a different capacity.”
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Around the state
• Florida Politics: Andrew Warren makes case against suspension in Day One of trial against Gov. DeSantis. “Suspended Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren took the stand Tuesday as a federal court seeks to answer whether Gov. Ron DeSantis had the right to suspend Warren after the rising Democrat signed a pledge against prosecuting abortion-related cases.”
• WTSP-Tampa: TSA: Record number of guns seized at Tampa International Airport in 2022 so far. “Altogether, 116 guns have been taken at checkpoint entries, nearly all of them being loaded. This number so far already tops last year’s record at TPA with 105 guns confiscated.”
• WFSU-Tallahassee: While some push for change, Fl’s new leaders say abortion legislation is not a top priority. “After Republicans won a super majority in the Florida legislature some conservative groups hoped that might open the door to passing further restrictions on abortion.”
• WLRN-Miami: ‘Massive numbers’: New Gulf oil spill study finds even deadlier impact on one of Florida’s most popular fish. “Testing wild mahi mahi, the team found for the first time that even low amounts of oil can cut survival rates in half within a week of exposure. The fish also stopped spawning for at least a month.
• WUSF-Tampa: Florida wildlife commissioners will discuss the captive breeding of diamondback terrapins. “Turtle biologists sent a letter this month to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, asking that the captive breeding of diamondback terrapins remain illegal in the state. This topic is on the agenda for Wednesday’s FWC meeting.”
• Tampa Bay Times ($): Bird flu has killed thousands of Florida’s wild birds this year. Is it here to stay? “More than half of all Florida counties have confirmed or suspected cases of the extremely infectious bird flu strain this year.”
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• Politics: Senate passes bill to protect same-sex marriages
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