The Point, March 13, 2023: 2 arrested at UF after protesting anti-abortion displays

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• Gainesville Sun ($): 2 arrested after protesting anti-abortion displays on University of Florida campus. “Taylor, 26, and Dinkla, 21, were protesting the large graphic images of aborted fetuses on display by the traveling organization Created Equal.”

• Mainstreet Daily News: ACFR breaks ground on new station. “The new building – located just west of The Rock School – will be the home for the district chief and will include an advanced life support engine and a future advanced life support ambulance.”

• WUFT News: Jewish community backs Florida House bill that would make antisemitic acts a felony. “According to the Anti-Defamation League, the number of antisemitic incidents reached an all-time high in the United States in 2021, with a total of 2,717 incidents of assault, harassment and vandalism.”

• WUFT News: Dragonslayers walk among us: Gainesville players discuss the rise and benefits of Dungeons and Dragons. “From the doorway, the senior teaching lab specialist in ceramics looks normal. However, Derek Reeverts, 47, is anything but that. He has played Dungeons and Dragons for 41 years.”

• WUFT News: High pollen levels return to Gainesville. “A steady stream of cars queues at the Take 5 Car Wash this month on Archer Road in Gainesville.”

• WUFT News: The Harn’s ‘HERstory’ highlights female artists in a male-dominated space. “In 2019, one study audited 18 major U.S. art museums and identified that only 13% of artists named across the collections identified as female — even fewer women of color.”


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Around the state

• WUSF-Tampa: High inflation and housing costs force Americans to delay needed health care. “In a recent Gallup poll, 38% of Americans surveyed said they had put off medical treatment last year due to cost, up from 26% in 2021. The new figure is the highest since Gallup started tracking the issue in 2001.”

• Florida Politics: Amendment to bill banning gender-affirming care for minors allows court intervention. “Yarborough’s amendment allows the state’s courts broad discretion about when and how to intervene in gender-affirming treatment when one parent supports it and the other does not.”

• Health News Florida: House panel moves forward on telehealth recertifications for medical marijuana. “Gov. Ron DeSantis temporarily suspended the face-to-face requirement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but only for patients who were renewing medical marijuana certifications with the same doctors they had seen previously.”

• WUFT News: House bill proposes to drop gun-buying age to 18. “Eric Ly, a 17-year-old Gainesville high school senior, may be able to legally buy a gun before he can drink a beer if a new proposal is passed this session by the Florida State Legislature.”

• News Service of Florida: Panel dismisses Nikki Fried ethics case. “The Florida Commission on Ethics on Friday dismissed a long-running dispute about whether former Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried violated state law by not properly disclosing financial information.”

• WGCU-Fort Myers: When being sold ten acres of swamp land is a good thing. “Ten acres of environmentally sensitive wetlands in the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed is slated for purchase by Lee County, and despite the parcel’s small size what it does for the environment is huge.”

• WUSF-Tampa: Tons of dead fish from red tide are being removed from Gulf beaches before spring breakers arrive. “In the past two weeks, 3 1/2 tons of of dead fish and marine life was collected in Manatee County alone. And in Pinellas, half a ton was removed from beaches in three days.”


From NPR News

• Business: Janet Yellen says the federal government won’t bail out Silicon Valley Bank

• Politics: Pence says Trump was ‘wrong’ about Jan. 6 and that history will hold him accountable

• National: In military academies, 1 in 5 female students said they experienced sexual assault

• National: Texas man sues ex-wife’s friends for allegedly helping her get abortion pills

• Politics: What we know about Trump possibly facing criminal indictment in New York City

• National: Texas officials have told residents Mexico is too dangerous to visit for spring break

• Music: Vinyl records outsell CDs for the first time since 1987

• Health: Changing our clocks is a health hazard. Just ask a sleep doctor

Kristin Moorehead curated today’s edition of The Point.

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