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4 takeaways from the Senate child safety hearing with YouTube, Snapchat and TikTok
Lawmakers in the Senate hammered representatives from Snapchat, TikTok and YouTube on Tuesday, in a combative hearing about whether the tech giants do enough to keep children safe online. NPR gave a breakdown of the hearing you can read here.

Santa Rosa Commissioners seek info on Midway water contamination
Dozens of residents in South Santa Rosa have been under a boil water notice for days now when a contractor mistakenly connected into a sewer line. At their meeting Monday, county commissioners said they're trying to find out what happened. Read more here.

Broward County changes mask rule
The Broward County School Board, which is battling the state over school-mask requirements, decided Tuesday to make masks optional for high school students — but kept in place a mask mandate for younger children amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

Florida regulators sign off on Florida Power & Light rate deal
State utility regulators Tuesday approved a series of base-rate increases for Florida Power & Light that will result in higher monthly bills for customers in January. Read more here.

Manna expands school resource officer food program
For four years, Manna Food Pantries partnered with local schools to provide school resource officers with grab-and-go food items for hungry students. The program has continued to grow and has recently expanded to Santa Rosa County. Read more here.

A cold front is coming
Enjoying the cooler weather? More is coming, says Florida Storms. Read more here.