Author Archives: Denise Toledo

New Florida voter registration bill filed in state senate

By on January 10th, 2013 | Last updated: January 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm

State Sen. Jeff Clemens has filed a bill that would make voter registration at the DMV automatic.

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Growing poinsettias not easy in Florida climate, but people still seek them here at Christmas

By on December 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: December 22, 2012 at 6:46 pm

University of Florida’s Environmental Horticulture Department Jim Barrett said people have grown to be nostalgic about poinsettias at the holidays.

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Progress Energy Florida property tax dispute causes financial woes for Citrus County

By on November 30th, 2012 | Last updated: December 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Citrus County is facing a budget crisis after its utility company, Progress Energy Florida, refused to pay $16 million of the $35 million it owes in property taxes.

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Elderly drivers should take more than vision test, expert says

By on November 16th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm

According to a study done by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, on a per mile basis, the death rate of drivers 85 and older is nearly triple that of drivers age 16 to 17, and it is nearly 20 times that of drivers age 50 to 59. To help seniors get around, Florida has the GrandDriver program to help promote older driver safety.

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Florida continues to count votes

By on November 8th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Although Florida’s votes won’t affect the outcome of the presidential election, it still has many people questioning the legitimacy of the state’s voting process.

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Candidates for Marion County sheriff race tout different experiences

By on November 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm

About a month after former Republican candidate Dan Kuhn dropped out of the Marion County Sheriff’s race after a highly publicized sex scandal, his Republican replacement is getting ready to square off in the Nov. 6 election against Constitution Party candidate Bernie DeCastro.

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Search for missing UF student continues

By on September 27th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm

The Gainesville Police Department said there have been no new developments in the case of the UF freshman who has been missing since Sept. 20.

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Alachua County debates road improvement tax

By on September 13th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:38 pm

The proposal would increase the existing sales tax from 6.5 to 6.75 percent

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Florida DNC Chairman previews President Obama’s acceptance speech

By on September 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm

The Florida Democratic National Convention chairman will be at the convention sharing thoughts about speakers. The DNC is taking place in Charlotte, NC.

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Former Gainesville resident experiencing Isaac in Louisiana

By on August 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm

A Gainesville resident, who now lives in Louisiana, is feeling the affects of Tropical Storm Isaac.

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