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The Point, Dec. 16, 2019: The 2020 Field Is Set For Gainesville City Commission Races

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The top stories near you

• The field of possible successors for Ted Yoho's seat in the U.S. House grew on Friday with the addition of his former deputy chief of staff Kat Cammack. (WUFT News)

• Both of the incumbent Gainesville city commissioners will have an opponent in the March election, and a vacant seat is going to feature a four-way race. (WUFT News)

• Lake City leaders today will consider whether to build a new city hall. (WCJB)

• The Gainesville Sun has this Q&A with the new Santa Fe College President, Paul Broadie II.

• Alachua County government has hired a company to try to reduce its energy bills. Some of the targets: "Why are the lights on in the middle of the night? Was the air conditioner running (when it wasn't needed)?” (WUFT News)

• Programming note: We'll join you for three more editions this week before taking a holiday hiatus and returning on Dec. 30 with a year-in-review edition.

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Around the state today

• The state is examining the hunting license loophole that allowed the Pensacola Naval base shooter to legally buy a gun. (NPR News)

• Not all stakeholders are in agreement about the appropriateness of a museum to be built on the site of the 2016 Pulse shooting. "My son’s brutal death is not a tourist attraction to fill hotel rooms," one mother says. (New York Times)

• The 7th hole of a Tallahassee country club golf course appears to have a cemetery underneath it. (Florida Today)

• Frustration is running high this holiday season for some Floridians who are dealing with porch pirates: "Enjoy my crap! Come back again any time! I'll be happy to meet you again with a baseball bat."(WTSP)

From NPR News

• Health: What Else Disappears If The ACA Is Overturned?

• Health: Researchers Explore A Drug-Free Idea To Relieve Chronic Pain: Green Light

• Science: Some Dinosaurs Had Lice

• World: How Political Uncertainty In The U.S. And U.K. Could Affect Global Conflicts

• World: France Remembers Leonardo Da Vinci

• Politics: NPR-Marist Poll On Impeachment, Democratic Presidential Candidates

• Business: Amid Backlash, Hallmark Channel To 'Reinstate' Same-Sex Wedding Ad

• National: Stories Of The Decade: The Opioid Epidemic

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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