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Florida purchases land to protect state springs

By on March 20th, 2013 | Last updated: March 21, 2013 at 10:53 am

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection purchased about 600 acres of land to protect Florida springs, but Florida Springs Institute Director Bob Knight said there is more to be done.

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Marijuana raid on wheelchair-bound woman sparks controversy

By on February 27th, 2013 | Last updated: February 28, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Controversy remains after Manatee County Sheriff’s Office seized 23 marijuana plants Monday from the home of Cathy Jordan, a wheelchair-bound woman. Jordan is the namesake of a piece of legislation aiming to decriminalize the herb for medicinal purposes, called the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act.

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Gang member arrested for marijuana and weapons charges in Gainesville

By on January 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: January 23, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Gainesville Police arrested a Bloods gang member for possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon.

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Network receives funds to support violence prevention

By on November 14th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

The Verizon Foundation awarded $20,000 to Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network, a certified domestic abuse network that serves survivors of domestic violence in Alachua, Bradford and Union counties. The network will use the money to support educational programs and social marketing campaigns.

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Medicare open enrollment period begins

By on October 17th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Medicare’s annual open enrollment period started this week, offering seniors the chance to change parts of their plans, if needed.

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Marion County deputy hospitalized after on-the-job injury

By on October 17th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm

A Marion County deputy remains hospitalized after enduring an injury Tuesday while supervising 30 inmate trustees on University of Florida property. Marion County Sherrif’s Office Deputy Mike Joyner was supervising Marion County Jail inmate trustees at UF’s Plant Science Research and [...]

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Fighting back against domestic violence

By on October 12th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Peaceful Paths, a shelter for victims of domestic violence, held a vigil in downtown Gainesville Thursday in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event included speeches from recovered victims and hanging of decorative T-shirts. Domestic violence survivor Mary Harker [...]

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