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A week in news

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Here’s a look back on the week in news:

Deadline passes for campers under I-110 bridge
Monday evening was the deadline for campers who have been living under the I-110 bridge as advocacy groups worked to help place dozens of individuals. The ongoing issue of homelessness also brings up the need for mental health services as Lakeview Center has been establishing relationships with campers.

Garçon Point Bridge Toll
Six months ago, Gov. Ron DeSantis made the announcement that he was directing FDOT to reduce tolls at the Garçon Point Bridge and work out an agreement for the state to purchase the privately-owned bridge from trustees. The negotiations continue, and so does the $5 toll.

Florida’s abortion bill
A proposal that would prevent doctors from performing abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy got initial backing from a Senate committee on Wednesday clearing a path ahead for the most controversial bill of the 2022 session.

Teachers are skipping school — for good
A new survey from the National Education Association warns that the current shortage of teachers may be just the beginning with 55% of educators reporting that they plan to leave the profession early.

Black History Month
Florida’s Harry T. Moore was an early African American activist. His work dates back to the 1930s as he investigated lynchings and registered African Americans to vote cost him his life. NPR’s Greg Allen shares the story of his legacy.