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Job market improving for Florida, national law school graduates, but it’s not great

By on May 8th, 2013 | Last updated: May 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm

It’s not a new concern that law school graduates are having trouble finding work. But while the number of law school applicants began to decline this year, the 2012 graduating class of law students is still seeing high unemployment and underemployment rates months after graduation.

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Two charged with election fraud in Lake City council race

By on April 10th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Linda Ivery and Betty Jefferson, Eugene Jefferson’s wife, have been released on their own recognizance after they turned themselves in on election fraud charges from the District 10 Lake City council election.

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Bill Nelson visits Silver Springs

By on March 26th, 2013 | Last updated: March 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Sen. Nelson spent Tuesday afternoon at Silver Springs with representatives from Marion County to bring attention to a problem that is literally growing every day. That problem is algae.

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Florida Internet cafe ban passes in Senate Committee, businesses hum along in Gainesville

By on March 19th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Monday the Senate gaming committee voted unanimously in support of a bill that would put an outright ban on such cafes. For Internet cafes around Gainesville, on Tuesday it was business as usual.

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Florida schools to receive extra $134 million for improved student performances

By on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 5:43 pm

This year, Florida schools will receive $134.6 million in performance-related funds, with $2,139,922 of that going to schools in the Gainesville area.

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Florida-based convenience store chain raises $1 million for children’s hospital

By on February 5th, 2013 | Last updated: February 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm

S and S Food Stores and its employees presented a check worth $1,028,164.97 to the Children’s Miracle Network and Shands at UF Tuesday.

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Group surveys Alachua County’s homeless

By , and on January 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 11:34 am

Armed with clipboards and food for participants, volunteers with the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry collected information about this area’s homeless people.

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Pedro Bravo hearing rescheduled in Christian Aguilar murder

By on January 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: January 23, 2013 at 10:44 am

Christian Aguilar’s parents traveled from South Florida to Gainesville Tuesday for the case management hearing in the death of their son.

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