The News You Need To Know Today
Here's the news you should know this morning:
A Federal Court Will Hear Florida Transgender Bathroom Case in February
A full federal appeals court will hear arguments in February in a battle about whether a transgender male student should have been allowed to use boys’ bathrooms at a St. Johns County high school. Read the story here.
Saunders Gives Upbeat State Of The University Address
During the State of University address, University of West Florida President Martha Saunders said the Good Ship Argo remains afloat, but added that there are still rough waters ahead. Read more here.
Rip Current Risk
Swells from Major Hurricane Sam are expected to reach the coast on Friday and continue into the weekend as it spins well offshore. Get an update from Florida Public Radio Emergency Network here.
Government Shutdown Avoided — For Now
The two chambers of Congress sprinted Thursday afternoon to pass a short-term funding bill, which keeps the government funded through Dec. 3. Read more here. Also on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team have delayed a vote on an approximately $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. Read more about that here.
Rep. Cori Bush Testifies About Getting An Abortion When She Was A Teen
At the House Oversight Committee hearing Thursday on abortion rights, Missouri Democratic Rep. Cori Bush publicly shared personal story of her sexual assault and subsequent abortion for the first time. The testimony comes in the wake of the new restrictive abortion law in Texas. Read more here.
Read with WUWF
Have you joined the WUWF Book Club? This month, we start reading "A Punkhouse in the Deep South: The Oral History of 309" by Scott Satterwhite and Aaron Cometbus. Join the book club by clicking here.