The news you need to know today
Here's the news for Tuesday, Dec. 14
Homelessness tops Pensacola mayor's agenda...again
Pensacola’s homeless population — and what to do about it — was the main topic at Mayor Grover Robinson’s weekly news conference at City Hall. Lots of ideas are on the table. Mayor Robinson said more details will be announced next month. Read the story here.
Judge set to hear arguments in UF faculty dispute
A federal judge will hear arguments on Jan. 7 in a lawsuit filed by University of Florida professors challenging a policy that gives the school discretion in blocking faculty members from testifying against the state in legal cases. Read more here.
Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Meadows in contempt, sending a criminal referral to House
In national news, the Democratic-led House select committee investigating last year's Capitol attack has voted to hold Mark Meadows in criminal contempt of Congress, sending to the full House a referral for the former Trump White House chief of staff to face a criminal charge. Read more from NPR here.
Larry Nassar abuse survivors reach $380 million deal with USA Gymnastics, Olympic committee
USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee have agreed to pay a $380 million settlement to hundreds of survivors of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar. The two organizations and their insurers reached the agreement, which included a monetary payout as well as reforms at the organizations to prevent future abuse, on Monday. Read more here.
Supreme Court again leaves state vaccine mandate in place for healthcare workers
The U.S. Supreme Court has turned away a challenge to New York state's vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in a 6-to-3 vote Monday. This was the second time the court has refused to block such a state vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. Read more here.