The Point, May 30, 2023: Nine injured after Memorial Day shooting
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• WUFT News: Gainesville’s Evergreen Cemetery hosts Memorial Day service to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. "Gainesville’s Evergreen Cemetery Memorial Day service held on Monday offered a chance for community connection to veterans, active-duty servicemen and women, and their loved ones."
• WUFT News: Alachua County water conservation code changes. "One of the biggest changes is irrigation systems in new residential and commercial developments can only water up to half of a property’s total permeable area."
• Mainstreet Daily News: Holiday weekend accidents claim 6 lives. "Memorial Day weekend was busy for the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), which reported six accidents that killed five and left three others injured in North Central Florida."
• Mainstreet Daily News: Santa Fe College narrows provost search. "Santa Fe College has narrowed its search for a new provost and vice president of academic affairs to finalists who visited campus in late April and early May, and a final decision could come in the next couple weeks."
• Jacksonville Today: UF researchers seek solutions for health disparities. "University of Florida research indicates physicians know a majority of Black women are obese, yet nearly half of Jacksonville’s doctors rarely discuss weight with their patients and the health benefits of losing it."
• WCJB: 86-year-old Hawthorne woman hospitalized after being mauled by 2 dogs. "Gertrude Bishop of 86, also known as Terri, lives near Sally Street in Hawthorne. On Friday morning, she witnessed the unexpected when she was grabbing groceries from the car."
• The Alligator: UF students react to DeSantis’ U.S. presidential bid. "Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his 2024 U.S. presidential campaign May 24, which elicited both support and antagonism from UF students."
• WUFT News: Downtown art gallery hosts psychedelic exhibition. "As night fell Friday on University Avenue artists and patrons gathered in the neon oasis of The SL8 Gallery in downtown Gainesville."
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Around the state
• Associated Press: 6 adults and 3 children were injured in a shooting at a Florida beach boardwalk. "All nine victims injured from the shooting were in stable condition, authorities said, as a preliminary investigation showed that an altercation between two groups resulted in gunfire."
• NPR: Why Florida's new immigration law is troubling businesses and workers alike. "Pressure is growing for a boycott of Florida, including Latino truck drivers who vow to stop deliveries across the state and calls for an immigrant labor strike on June 1. Businesses are pledging to shutter their doors for the day to protest Gov. Ron DeSantis' sweeping new immigration law."
• News Service of Florida: Medical boards are set to revisit rules on transgender care in Florida. "Carrying out a new law, a joint panel of the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine is slated next week to discuss rules about treatments for transgender minors and adults."
• WLRN-Miami: Everglades scientist could face jail in bitter fight over records. "A longtime Everglades scientist could face jail time after a Miami judge sided with the powerful Everglades Foundation and found the scientist guilty of defying a court order to return information to the group after he quit."
• WUSF-Tampa: Rural communities across Florida get more funds for broadband access. "Rural communities across Florida will receive an additional $60 million to expand their broadband internet access."
• Florida Politics: Disney World governing board member quits three months into the job. "Michael Sasso has resigned after three months on the job. His unexpected departure comes after his wife, Judge Meredith Sasso, was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Florida Supreme Court this week."
• WUSF-Tampa: The cost of long-term care in the U.S. is outpacing the income and savings of older adults. "Despite increases in assets among middle-class Americans in recent years, 80 percent of older adults would be unable to afford two years of long-term care, according to data from the National Council on Aging."
• WUFT-News: UF/IFAS Extension urges Floridians to make hurricane preparations now. "Dr. Andra Johnson, dean of UF/IFAS Extension and the director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, says a 'normal' hurricane season is still cause for concern."
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• National: A service dog gets his own college diploma, winning huge cheers
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