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Phoenix Animal Rescue’s New Levy County Ranch to Rehabilitate Dogs

By on November 19th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Gainesville’s Phoenix Animal Rescue expects to open a rehabilitative ranch for dogs in Levy County by the end of 2014.

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Alachua County Holds Second Public Forum In School Superintendent Search

By on November 8th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Alachua County Public Schools district hosts a series of public forum to address concerns in the search for a new superintendent.

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Alachua County School Board Hunting For Its New Superintendent

By on October 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Alachua County School Board members held the first of three forums to gather community input on what qualities are most important in the next superintendent of Alachua County Public Schools.

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On Florida’s Possible Path To Medical Marijuana Legalization

By on October 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: November 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm

More than 180,000 signatures have been collected by United for Care campaign in an effort to get medical marijuana on the 2014 general election ballot.

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Changes to Law Restrict Unsolicited Cellular Calls and Text Messages

By on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act on Wednesday will reduce the number of unsolicited text messages and calls from businesses to consumers’ cellular phones.

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UF Study Uses Peanut Butter To Help Confirm Alzheimer’s Diagnoses

By on October 9th, 2013 | Last updated: October 9, 2013 at 9:19 am

A UF study using peanut butter and a ruler to detect patients’ sense of smell can help with Alzheimer’s disease diagnoses.

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Police: Gainesville Shooting Victim May Have Shot Himself

By and on October 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: October 2, 2013 at 11:53 am

A man’s possibly life-threatening injuries from Tuesday’s afternoon shooting in Gainesville may be self-inflicted, police said Wednesday.

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North Floridians React to Obama’s Speech on Syria

By , and on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 11, 2013 at 9:17 am

President Barack Obama delivered a speech Tuesday that urged America to involve itself in the Syrian conflict and take a stand against the use of chemical weapons. Some locals were supportive of Obama, but others still weren’t convinced.

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For Syrians In North Florida, ‘Every Family Has Had At Least One Loss’

By , and on September 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Sameer Saboungi, a University of Florida student, migrated from Syria when he was a child. The world, not just the United States, has a responsibility to answer to the horrors that have been quickly erupting in his home country, he said.

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Third Victim Dies In Lake Butler Area Shootings

By and on August 27th, 2013 | Last updated: August 28, 2013 at 9:21 am

A third victim, David Griffis, has died after being shot by a former trucking company colleague. Griffis was 44.

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