The Point, April 24, 2023: 100-year-old house moved across Gainesville
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• WUFT News: Photos: 100-year-old house moved across Gainesville. "The project was organized by Tyler Smith and Roberta Lopez to move the more than 100-year-old home two miles to a plot of land where Cora Peterson Roberson once lived."
• WUFT News: Plans for new solar farm generate heat among Newberry residents. "After visiting Newberry all her life, Monica Lerew permanently moved to her 10-acre property three years ago excited to live in the peaceful countryside. But this peace is now being threatened as plans for a new solar farm are in place."
• Mainstreet Daily News: Opponents sound off on GRU bill at city meeting. "The city of Gainesville and its Utility Advisory Board organized a special meeting at 6 p.m. Friday to discuss the local utility authority bill, and adjectives flew from opponents of the bill, from authoritarian and power grab to disrespectful and sloppy."
• WUFT News: Fundraiser seeks to aid farmers with limitations. "The heat is not the only battle Florida farmers face. When farmers are disabled, they have no choice but continue working for food and income."
• Mainstreet Daily News: Alachua County releases algae health alert. "The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County has released a health alert warning residents to refrain from activities in Orange, Lochloosa and Newnans lakes."
• WUFT News: Theatre of Memory offers a collection of worldwide stories in the middle of Gainesville. "In the heart of Gainesville, there is a place where time stops, rewinds and folds over itself."
• WUFT News: Actor, Author, and Activist: Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age in Gainesville."WUFT-FM Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, recently spoke with the acclaimed, multi-talented, actor, author, and activist, Alan Cumming, who Time Magazine called one of the three most fun people in show business."
• WCJB: Ocala Police arrested a man after he set five separate fires at a Marion County hospital. "Firefighters put the fires out before any injuries occurred, but a few patients were relocated."
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Around the state
• WFSU-Tallahassee: Florida Republicans are pushing more restrictions around voting. "Despite a series of problem-free elections in Florida, proposed legislation would create more restrictions around the voting process. Republicans want to add to already-restrictive election laws that have been strengthened in recent years."
• WJCT-Jacksonville: 1,600-acre wildfire burns in Nassau County. "A wildfire is burning over 1,600 acres in Nassau County, and firefighters are in position to protect homes if necessary."
• WUFT News: Fort Lauderdale residents scramble to recover from flash flood. "Alina Mihaila, a single mom with four cats, said her home submerged under water. '[There is] no help from nowhere. Not from city, not from the government. I feel like nobody cares,' Mihaila said."
• Florida Politics: Kamala Harris announces $78.7M in Florida projects to fight climate change. "Kamala Harris picked a week when the Florida Governor was most everywhere but Florida, including in Washington D.C., to visit Miami to roll out $78.7 million in spending for 16 climate change initiatives affecting the Sunshine State."
• News Service of Florida: Lawmakers look to regulate pharmacy benefit managers. "The issue has drawn heavy lobbying as pharmacy benefit managers play a central — and big-dollar — role in the health-care system."
• WUSF-Tampa: A new report shows Florida ranks second in nation among spike in book bans. "Between July and December 2022, the free speech advocacy group PEN America reports Florida school districts banned 357 titles."
• Associated Press: Gay pride parade canceled after anti-drag show law passes. "Officials in a southwest Florida city have canceled a gay pride parade and restricted other pride events to people 21 years and older in anticipation of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signing a bill meant to keep children out of drag shows."
•NPR: The N.C. man accused of shooting a 6-year-old and her parents was arrested in Florida. "The North Carolina man accused of shooting a 6-year-old and her parents after a basketball rolled into his yard has been arrested in Florida following a two-day manhunt."
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• Sports: Edgy or insensitive? The Paralympics TikTok account sparks a debate
Kristin Moorehead curated today's edition of The Point.