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The Point, March 1, 2023: East Gainesville residents discuss new urgent care center

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• WUFT News: East Gainesville residents clarify their needs for new urgent care center. "Chanae Jackson came to Lincoln Middle School ready to voice her dissatisfaction. 'We don’t trust you, and we don’t trust you for a good reason,' she said."

• Mainstreet Daily News: GNV public safety committee holds first meeting. "The committee decided to focus on Gainesville Police Department’s K-9 team for its next meeting to be held on March 27."

• Ocala Gazette: Three Ocala government positions are up for election this year. "The city elections are nonpartisan and open to qualified candidates registered under the district they live in, regardless of their party affiliation. The city elections will be using new district boundary maps, redrawn after the 2020 census."

• Florida Politics: UF hits pause on West Palm Beach campus. "Progress stalled out amid disagreements between UF and Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene. Greene, a former U.S. Senate and gubernatorial candidate who earned his fortune in real estate, owns five acres of land that connects to the parcels UF secured from the city and county governments."

• Mainstreet Daily News: Veterans resource fair to be held on Friday. "The fair will provide veterans with housing resources, medical screenings, education, veterans benefits assistance, employment assistance, VA medical enrollment, legal services, clothing resources, food stamp information and applications, social services and more."

• WUFT News: Through fires and a pandemic, Satchel’s Pizza approaches 20 years of serving up slices. "For Satchel Raye, Satchel’s Pizza was never about the pizza. He wanted guests to experience new, fresh art in their daily lives."

• WUFT News: Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary welcomes baby animals. "As the largest bovine farm sanctuary in the country, Critter Creek is home to 161 cows, 22 pigs, 10 donkeys, 10 horses, three water buffalo, two turkeys and one bison."

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Around the state

• WUSF-Tampa: A train derails in Manatee County while carrying propane tankers. "County officials say the derailment, involving one propane tanker and five rail cars, occurred Tuesday afternoon in an industrial area just east of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport."

• Associated Press: The suspect in a fatal shooting of an Orlando TV journalist faces more murder charges. "Orange County Sheriff's officials released an arrest warrant Tuesday morning that included two new murder charges against Keith Melvin Moses in the attack in an Orlando neighborhood last Wednesday."

• WMFE-Orlando:How policies impact families in Florida. "Lawmakers will meet in Tallahassee in one week on March 7 for the start of this year’s legislative session."

• WMFE-Orlando: Conservation groups brace for "session of sprawl," as Legislature convenes next week. "The groups say multiple bills would undermine smart development as Florida experiences explosive growth and the 2022 hurricane season illustrates the need for sustainability."

• WFSU-Tallahassee: Understanding the data behind a Tallahassee hospital's low safety grade. "The hospital’s current safety grade according to Leapfrog is a D. That’s up from an F in the spring of 2020, and down from a C in the Spring of 2021."

• WLRN-Miami: Blackface incident at Miami preschool shows "desperate need" to educate against anti-Blackness. "Earlier this month, photos emerged from a preschool in Little River where toddlers’ faces were painted black. According to the Miami Herald and others, the incident was apparently part of a Black History Month lesson."

From NPR News

• Media: Rupert Murdoch says Fox stars 'endorsed' lies about 2020. He chose not to stop them

• Health: Wray publicly comments on the FBI's position on COVID's origins, adding political fire

• Politics: Congress zeroes in on China — as economic and security threats loom

• Agriculture: A USDA commission issues recommendations on racial equity for farmers

• Law: Biden's student loan relief faces its biggest test yet at the Supreme Court

• National: Pandemic food assistance that held back hunger comes to an end

• Business: You may have heard of the 'union boom.' The numbers tell a different story

• Health: People who think they're attractive are less likely to wear masks, a study shows
Kristin Moorehead curated today's edition of The Point.

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