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The Point, July 10, 2023: 6 cases of malaria in Sarasota County

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• WUFT News: Alachua County realtor, veteran enters treatment court after threatening city commission officials. "A Gainesville man will enter a diversionary veterans treatment court after threatening Gainesville city commissioners via email and Facebook posts."

• Mainstreet Daily News: GRU credit remains stable, unlikely to improve. "The report, released on June 30, lists a series of pros and cons for the utility and notes the uncertain future with a new authority board poised to take control of GRU in October."

• Ocala Gazette: School district staffing plan clears hurdle. "In a 3-2 vote, the Marion County School Board has approved the proposed 2023-24 District Staffing Plan over concerns from some members that the latest version of the plan differs significantly from what was initially proposed."

• Mainstreet Daily News: Alachua County to get $24 million for broadband. "Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday more than $247 million toward broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas of Florida, including $24.5 million for Alachua County residents alone."

• Ocala Gazette: Marion County Airport to see improvements. "Changes are coming to the Marion County Airport and the county is accepting bids for who will complete a big project aimed to increase safety and efficiency for the pilots who frequent it."

• WCJB: Exotic bird club in Ocala encourages parrot adoption. "The Wings in the Sun club recently became a nonprofit and meets the second Sunday of each month at the UF/IFAS Extension conference room, next to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion."

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Around the state

• News Service of Florida: Supreme Court to hear abortion case in September. "The outcome of the case also will affect a law passed this year that would bar abortions after six weeks of pregnancy — and could determine whether a privacy clause in the Florida Constitution will protect abortion rights."

• Health News Florida: Florida health officials confirm two more malaria cases in Sarasota County. "Six people in the county have contracted the disease in recent weeks from mosquitoes in the area, officials say. The state remains under a mosquito-borne illness alert."

• News Service of Florida: A judge backs Florida in a legal challenge to school book rules. "The 2022 law referred to books and materials in a “school library media center,” and the Florida Education Association argued that the Department of Education improperly applied the requirements to books and materials in classrooms."

• NPR: Dangerous heat waves will hit the Southwest and Florida over the next week. "Swaths of the Southwest and Florida are expected to see record-setting temperatures. But those regions are not the only ones to see unusual heat as of late."

• Florida Politics: Controversial ‘Pride Month’ video highlighted by Ron DeSantis campaign disappears. "A video spotlighted by the DeSantis War Room Twitter account that painted Donald Trump as accommodating on LGBTQ+ issues has been quietly deleted."

• WGCU-Fort Myers: Sea turtle nesting season gangbusters despite coastal ravages of Hurricane Ian. "It is clear, however, that at some point during the last 110 million years of co-existence, destructive hurricanes and the gentle sea turtle must have come to an understanding."

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Kristin Moorehead curated today's edition of The Point.

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