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The Point, Jan. 16, 2019: Ron DeSantis Targets Airbnb

Subscribe to The Point, arriving in your inbox Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. Today’s top stories • Gov. Ron DeSantis said yesterday that Airbnb faces sanctions due to discriminatory policies that violate state law. (Tampa Bay Times) • Gainesville residents are showing an interest in cleaner uses of energy. An open …

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The Point, Jan. 11, 2019: Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Plan To Battle Red Tide

Subscribe to The Point, arriving in your inbox Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. The top stories near you • A Gainesville construction worker was temporarily entombed by a mound of dirt yesterday morning. Gainesville Fire Rescue successfully pulled him out with minor injuries. (The Alligator) • A newly opened first …

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The Point, Jan. 4, 2019: Seven Dead In I-75 Crash Near Gainesville

The top stories near you • Just as yesterday’s afternoon rush hour began, two tractor-trailers, a sedan, and passenger van were involved in a crash on I-75 southbound between Gainesville and Alachua. Florida Highway Patrol reports seven deaths, making it one of the deadliest crashes in the region since the January 2012 …

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2018 Was When Alachua County Began To Reckon With Its Lynching History

Brenda Whitfield has lived in Newberry all her life. (Joshua Baker/WUFT News) Brenda Whitfield has heard stories of lynchings in Alachua County since being in middle school.  The lifelong Newberry resident recalls her great-grandmother’s tales of people being hanged at “Lynch Hammock,” the site of several long ago extrajudicial killings …

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