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The Point, Feb. 18, 2019: The Hurricane Michael Recovery Effort Is Short On Federal Funding

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Today's top stories

• Four months after Hurricane Michael, the Panama City News Herald explores the role climate change may have had in making Hurricane Michael one of the strongest hurricanes on record.

• Congressman Neal Dunn is unhappy with the lack of federal dollars available for Hurricane Michael recovery. (Florida Politics)

• State Sen. Keith Perry intends to see a study completed about whether a causeway could be built for U.S. 441 over Paynes Prairie, with details to include what it might look like and cost. (Gainesville Sun)

• Alachua County native Noah Valenstein will continue to lead the Department of Environmental Protection under Gov. Ron DeSantis. (Florida Politics)

• The governor wants to expand Florida's school voucher program, but teachers' unions or other groups might lead a legal fight against it. (Florida Phoenix)

Two red pandas, an endangered species, are coming to Forest Animal Rescue in Ocala from Argentina. (Ocala Star-Banner)

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About today's curator

I'm Ethan Magoc, a news editor at WUFT. Originally from Pennsylvania, I've found a home telling Florida stories. I’m part of a team searching each morning for local and state stories that are important to you; please send feedback about today's edition or ideas for stories we may have missed to emagoc@wuft.org.

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