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The Point, June 13, 2023: Miami prepares for Trump court appearance

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• WUFT News: Recreational marijuana to be reviewed by Florida Supreme Court after voter petition. "Randy Rembert started growing hemp four years ago at his Hawthorne farm. In April 2022, he applied for a medical marijuana cultivation license. If granted, he’ll join the 5% of Florida licensed hemp farm owners who are Black."

• WMFE-Orlando: Ocala funeral service for AJ Owens includes eulogy by Rev. Al Sharpton. "Owens’ death on June 3 gained national attention as the Marion County Sheriff's Office took four days to make an arrest. The sheriff said he had to rule out a defense under Florida's Stand Your Ground law."

• The Alligator: UF Hamilton Center director has personal, political ties to President Sasse. "UF President Ben Sasse announced William Inboden, a former Senate campaign donor and close friend of Sasse, as the new director for the Hamilton Center for Classical and Civic Education in a press release Monday."

• WUFT News: Alachua County Sports & Events Center hosts grand opening and open house. "The project was financed with a total of $35.32 million, from Alachua County’s $30 million in Tourist Development Taxes (paid by visitors to the county), Viking’s $3 million, and $2.32 million from the State of Florida."

• WUFT News: Jasper police chief dies in car crash. "According to the Jasper Police Department, Rickerson had been on the force for 12 years. He was 43 years old."

• WCJB: Delays expected after a dump Truck strikes overpass on I-75 in Marion County. "This is the same overpass that was struck back in February. Drivers that are heading northbound on I-75 should expect delays."

Around the state

• Associated Press: In Miami, Trump’s ardent backers are a sign of the city’s rightward shift. "Florida’s shift to the right is perhaps nowhere more notable than in this vibrant swath of the state’s southeast coast where the latest Donald Trump drama is unfolding."

• WLRN-Miami: Prosecutors face unprecedented trial with Parkland ex-deputy Scot Peterson. "The case represents the first time a police officer is being charged for inaction during a mass shooting. Peterson, 60, faces felony child neglect charges for some of the students killed and hurt that day, more than five years ago."

• WUSF-Tampa: Some Florida counties have higher risks for mpox outbreaks. "Health officials are encouraging people to be proactive about protecting themselves against mpox infection in the hopes of preventing a surge like last year. Recent federal data show several Florida counties have elevated risks for outbreaks."

• WLRN-Miami: In Florida, the heat can kill. But there are no laws to protect its many outdoor workers. "Even as a growing body of research shows the lasting and sometimes fatal impacts of extreme heat, efforts to ask employers to provide even the most basic protections have failed at every level — federal, state and local, year after year."

• WFTS-Tampa Bay: Car insurance in Florida costs nearly double national average. "A recent report by Bankrate found that in Florida, drivers pay an average of $3,183 per year for full coverage. That is 37% higher than the national average. For minimum coverage, rates are around $1,128 per year, 45% more than the U.S. average."

• WUSF-Tampa: How are hurricanes connected to climate change? "Hurricanes have become a symbol for climate change and a rallying call for action. Scientists still debate how climate affects hurricanes, but they know a lot more about the storms."

From NPR News

• Law: Trump is set to appear in court after being indicted over classified documents

• World: The U.S. says it wants to rejoin UNESCO after exiting during the Trump administration

• Law: Epstein accuser Jane Doe 1 reaches $290 million settlement with JPMorgan Chase

• National: Drug-maker Mallinckrodt may renege on $1.7 billion opioid settlement

• Business: LGBTQ+ creatives rely on Pride Month income. This year, they're feeling the pinch

• Education: How one medical school diversified its student body under an affirmative action ban
Kristin Moorehead curated today's edition of The Point.

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