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Laser scanning may be key to preserving threatened archaeological sites
Archaeologists are using the latest technology to collect some of the most accurate information to date on location and condition of thousands of cultural heritage sites threatened (in part) by sea level rise. WUWF's Sandra Averhart recently checked in to see how the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) is deploying laser scanners to determine if it’s an effective way, long-term, to identify those sites that are most endangered and most in need of preservation. Read more here.
The final Florida school districts ditch their mask mandates
Citing declines in COVID-19 cases, three county school boards this week decided to end mask requirements for students at all grade levels. The decisions by the boards in Alachua, Miami-Dade and Broward counties mean that all eight school districts that faced state financial penalties because of mask mandates have reversed course. Read more here.
Prosecutors will ask to add some lesser charges against Kyle Rittenhouse
Prosecutors indicated in court Thursday that they plan to submit additional charges in the homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old who shot and killed two protesters last year at a chaotic demonstration in Wisconsin. He currently faces six charges for his actions in Kenosha on the night of Aug. 25, 2020, where he was armed with an AR-15 rifle. He killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz. Read more from NPR here.
10 states sue Biden administration over COVID vaccine mandate for health care workers
A group of 10 states has filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration and its requirement that health care workers in the U.S. to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the mandate is "unconstitutional and unlawful." Read more here.