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The Level, Dec. 8, 2022: Rep. Joe Harding indicted on wire fraud, cash laundering expenses

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• Florida Politics: Joe Harding indicted on wire fraud, money laundering charges. “Harding, an Ocala Republican just lately elected to his second time period representing District 24, was launched Wednesday on a $10,000 bond.”

• WUFT Information: Alachua County will spend $2.5M in federal aid on a publicly-owned slaughterhouse. “The meat processing facility will take up 10 acres of land within the Newberry Environmental Park off of County Highway 337 and located close to Newberry’s deliberate regional wastewater remedy plant, which will likely be used to deal with the slaughterhouse’s waste merchandise.”

• WCJB: Attorney for UF graduate student asks for re-hear on potential class-action lawsuit over UF’s COVID-19 lockdown. “Attorneys for Anthony Rojas argue the college ought to return charges to college students due to the shutdown early within the pandemic.”

• Florida Politics: Citrus County Republicans overwhelmingly back Chairman’s re-election. “Members of the Republican Government Committee packed the annual assembly Monday night time and voted overwhelmingly to maintain Mike Moberley as Chairman over Stephen Mecler, an Inverness resident aligned with the ‘America First’ motion.”

• WCJB: Florida Ethics Commission clears North Central Florida officials. “5 native officers have been cleared to various levels by the state fee on ethics.”

• The Alligator: UF Faculty Senate passes resolution to call for delay in state post-tenure regulation. “School at UF already undergo a post-tenure evaluate course of — the Sustained Efficiency Analysis Program (SPEP) each seven years.”

• WUFT Information: Florida beekeepers rally community in Hurricane Ian recovery efforts. “Ian decimated 100,000 complete hives, which have been toppled and drowned in 12-foot storm surges as excessive as eight beehives. The state’s surviving bees have been left ravenous from the storm’s destruction of foliage, the bees’ supply of vitality and protein.”

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• WUFT Information: Legal drama in Florida Supreme Court hearing whether police names can be kept secret in deadly shootings. “The quick case concerned separate, deadly shootings by law enforcement officials in Tallahassee whose identities stay secret, however the implications of the court docket’s ruling – anticipated by late spring – would go far additional than Florida’s capital metropolis.”

• WLRN-Miami: Higher electric bills set for Floridians in January. “State regulators Tuesday authorised utility prices that can translate to larger electrical payments in January for householders and companies — and the ache received’t finish there.”

• WFTS-Tampa Bay: Most migrant workers in Florida don’t have health insurance. “Migrant employees are important in getting us the produce we discover in our native supermarkets. Although they’re important employees, most of them are both underinsured or don’t have medical health insurance in any respect.”

• WUSF-Tampa: A study finds more kids struggling with suicidal thoughts. Florida hospitals see it firsthand. “The examine used information from hospitals in Illinois and located a 59% improve within the variety of children ages 5 to 19 reporting to ERs with suicidal ideas between 2016 and 2021. Visits that led to hospital stays additionally elevated.”

• Information Service of Florida: Florida’s new Senate president creates a resiliency committee and touts education efforts.Making ready for the 2023 legislative session, Senate President Kathleen Passidomo on Monday introduced the creation of a brand new Choose Committee on Resiliency and different committee assignments.”

• WFSU-Tallahassee: FSU’s latest collaborative research project aims to help the neurodiverse populations in rural North Florida. “Individuals with cognitive challenges who reside in North Florida’s rural counties could quickly discover extra and higher companies out there. That effort is the results of the newest ‘Collaborative Collision’ competitors at Florida State College.”

• Nationwide: Jan. 6 panel is planning to release its final report the week of Dec. 19

• Legislation: Supreme Court weighs controversial election-law case

• Media: ‘New York Times’ editors hustle to prepare stories for newsroom strike 

• Well being: Safety advocates detail safety measures as traffic fatalities reach a 16-year high

• Science: 50 years since the last Apollo astronauts went to the moon, NASA is finally going back

• Animals: Jonathan, the world’s oldest tortoise, marks his 190th with fanfare and salad cake

• Nationwide: These are the words, movies and people that Americans searched for on Google in 2022

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