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The Point, Aug. 22, 2023: Grace Marketplace to reduce services due to budget cuts

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Today's Florida stories

• Mainstreet Daily News: GRACE Marketplace to reduce services. "GRACE Marketplace lost $150,000 in funding when the city of Gainesville slashed its budget to accommodate state-required cuts to the Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) general fund transfer."

• WFSU-Tallahassee: Parties in a redistricting case prepare for a hearing in Tallahassee. "Black voters in North Florida could regain a congressional district ahead of next year’s elections if voting rights groups ultimately prevail in an ongoing legal battle in state court."

• WUFT News: Firefighters’ union wants Alachua County to hire more supervisors. "(James) Clifford said requests for more district chiefs have been denied the past three budget cycles."

• WMFE-Orlando: New vote-by-mail changes might mean fewer Floridians use the ballots. "The new law requires residents to request a vote-by-mail ballot every general election cycle. That means requests are good for two years, instead of four."

• Gainesville Sun ($): Alachua County Public Schools yet again faces school bus delays, driver shortages. "Through the first and into the second week of school, bus delays in Alachua County have been widespread throughout the district, with some students experiencing delays by as much as an hour."

• News Service of Florida: Court will hear a business fight involving Florida's 'Stop WOKE Act.' "A federal appeals court this week will hear arguments in a fight about a 2022 Florida law that placed restrictions on how race-related issues can be addressed in workplace training --- part of what Gov. Ron DeSantis dubbed the 'Stop WOKE Act.'"

• Spectrum News:Job fair scheduled for Citrus, Levy, Marion residents. "The job fair is free and open to any job seeker in the Citrus, Levy and Marion counties’ region."

• WMFE-Orlando: From 'astronautas' to cosmonauts, space enthusiasm is a global phenomenon. "Almost every week, there is a launch from Florida’s space coast that brings space enthusiasts to its shores. It's hardly the only place hosting space fans — space enthusiasm knows no bounds."

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• Science: Scientists are skeptical of mysterious supposedly superconductive material

• Business: Some customers are confused as Netflix sends out disks before ending DVD mail program

• World: Spain's Olga Carmona learned her father had died after she won the Women's World Cup

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Kristin Moorehead curated today's edition of The Point.

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