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• Mainstreet Daily News: DeSantis occupies the seat of the Alachua County Commission. “Less than two years after losing to former commissioner Mary Alford in the November 2020 election, Raemi Eagle-Glenn will fill Alford’s vacant seat on the Alachua County Board of Commissioners.”
• Gainesville Sun ($): Bosshardt Realty will pay nearly $1.5 million to former associates currently fighting criminal charges. “An arbitrator orders Bosshardt Realty Services to pay nearly $1.5 million for unpaid commissions to two of its former commercial real estate brokers who face charges of stealing “trade secrets” from their former employer. Both sides claim victory in arbitrator Melvia B. Green’s decision, which was released Wednesday.
• Ocala Gazette: Zalak writes letter to FDEP in support of allowing swimming at Silver Springs State Park. “In a letter dated May 20, 2022 and addressed to Shawn Hamilton, Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) in Tallahassee, County Chairman Carl Zalak III expressed his support and that of the Commissioner of Marion County to allow swimming again at Silver Springs State Park after more than 50 years.
• WUFT News: Vinyl is still running at Hear Again Records. “Opened in 1994 as a CD and DVD store on West University Avenue, the store has changed location and ownership. The independent business not only became Gainesville’s first record store, but also a hub of musical culture downtown.
• Florida storms: Planning for hurricane season? Don’t forget your pets. “The Florida Division of Emergency Management warns to never leave a pet behind and to make a plan for where you can go with your pet.”
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• Fresh Take Florida: Historic white and black cemeteries a few blocks from Panama City tell very different stories. “In the early 1900s, two cemeteries were established in Panama City – one for white residents, the other for African Americans. While the white cemetery is well maintained to this day, the black cemetery is under a Goodyear tire store.
• Politics: Florida Supreme Court hears gun law challenge in national debate over restrictions. “Litigation in the state High Court is a 2011 law that allows the state to impose multi-thousand dollar fines on local governments and officials for approving tough gun laws. Local municipalities face fines of up to $100,000 and individual officials $5,000 The state can impose fines on the local legislator personally, not in his capacity as a local elected official.
• News Service of Florida: Florida hospital admissions for COVID are up more than 14% in the past week. “Florida has seen a steady increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in recent weeks, although the numbers remain lower than earlier in the year.”
• Tallahassee Democrat ($)P: Al Lawson and Neal Dunn will face off in November to represent Tallahassee in Congress. “Congressman Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, said Thursday that he plans to run as a candidate for the Congressional District 2 seat, staging a showdown with Panama City Republican Neal Dunn and possibly thwarting the plan. of Republican Governor Ron DeSantis to paint the Panhandle Congressional delegation completely red.
• Miami Herald ($): “We haven’t ruled anything out”: In the investigation of the collapse of a condo in Surfside, the results are still a long way off. “A federal investigation into the Champlain Towers South building collapse likely won’t be completed until 2024, about three years after the Surfside disaster, in which investigators said they ‘ruled nothing out.’ .
• Spectrum News: Survivor Guilt and PTSD: Pulse survivors mark 6 years since shooting. “Six years after the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, some of those who have made their voices heard say they live with more than memories of the trauma they endured – they have developed PTSD or continue to harbor deep-rooted survivor guilt.”
• TCPalm ($): No kidding: 1,400 pound great white shark slams off Florida. His “path” resembles the drawing of a shark. “The Florida coast at this time of year is known to be the epicenter of loggerhead sea turtle nesting. The western Atlantic Ocean is where the majority of sea turtles lay their eggs.
• Politics: Capitol police officer injured on January 6 recalls chaos and carnage
• Politics: Liz Cheney offers a clear message to GOP members who continue to support Trump
• Business: Here are some of the ways Americans are adjusting to soaring inflation
• Business: The stakes are high for Ford and the fate of electric cars as the F-150 Lightnings leave a lot of room
• Climate: this New Zealand plan would tax the burps of cows and sheep
• World: LIV Golf, supported by Saudi Arabia, takes the start and the PGA Tour quickly suspends 17 players
About Today’s Curator
I’m Ethan Magoc, editor at WUFT. Originally from Pennsylvania, I found a home that tells stories of Florida. I’m part of a team that searches every morning for local and national stories that are important to you. please send your comments on today’s edition or ideas for stories we may have missed to [email protected]