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Florida Medicaid Decision Affects RTS Gainesville Paratransit Service

By on December 12th, 2013 | Last updated: December 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm

The state of Florida’s decision to opt out of expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act will alter the application process for MV transportation, according to the Regional Transit System.

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Dr. Michael Avery or: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Vultures

By on December 9th, 2013 | Last updated: December 9, 2013 at 8:13 am

One local researcher is an international expert in avian wildlife management and how birds like vultures impact human activity, and vice versa.

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Hernando County Approves Redesign of Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Plans

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm

A unanimous vote by the Hernando County Commission approved plans for Hernando County Utilities to redesign plans to expand current wastewater treatment plant. The redesign will cost about $300,000, said Susan Goebel-Canning, the director of environmental services.

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UF Records War Stories, Especially From World War II Veterans

By on November 9th, 2013 | Last updated: November 11, 2013 at 11:42 am

The University of Florida is looking to document veterans’ war stories that have long remained only in the veteran’s mind.

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Gainesville Faith Organizations Pressure for National Immigration Reform

By on November 5th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 9:16 am

Gainesville’s Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice is advocating the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act and is pressuring U.S. Rep Ted Yoho to do the same.

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GREC, Gainesville Can’t Reach Biomass Plant Purchase Agreement

By on October 31st, 2013 | Last updated: October 31, 2013 at 4:51 pm

A biomass plant is causing more issues between GREC and the city commission as the commission negotiates to buy the plant.

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New Jobs Come To Alachua County, As Does Governor Scott

By and on October 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 23, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited Gainesville Wednesday morning to welcome two new businesses to the area.

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Ocala City Council District 1 Candidate: Suzy Heinbockel

By on October 6th, 2013 | Last updated: October 8, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Having two children attending schools in Ocala, she decided to run for city council there in December 2009. Heinbockel is completing her first term as District 1 Councilwoman, holding the at-large seat covering the entire city.

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Ocala City Council District 1 Candidate: Brent Malever

By on October 6th, 2013 | Last updated: October 8, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Brent Malever is running for the District 1 seat on Ocala’s City Council in Oct. 15′s general election. His only opponent is incumbent Suzy Heinbockel, who’s been in office since 2009.

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Gainesville Honors 9/11 Victims With Service, Good Deeds

By , and on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 7:18 am

In 2009, Congress named Sept. 11 a National Day of Service and Remembrance to honor the victims of that infamous day. The bipartisan decision encouraged people to take action, and on Wednesday, the tradition continued in Gainesville.

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