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Gainesville area reacts to morning-after pill legislation

By and on May 1st, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm

The Food and Drug Administration will make the most widely known morning-after pill available on drugstore shelves to women ages 15 and older.

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Eastside High School ranks among top schools in country, drops from last year

By on April 24th, 2013 | Last updated: April 14, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Gainesville’s Eastside High School was ranked No. 35 on the Washington Post’s list of most challenging high schools. The school’s ranking dropped 18 spots from last year, but Jeff Charbonnet, the school’s principal, said he is pleased with the results.

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Invasive snail species could cause more harm than just eating plants

By and on April 10th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Gainesville’s Division of Plant Industry is leading a program to eradicate the giant African land snail, which can spread meningitis to those who touch the invasive species.

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Two Ocala women arrested for drug use in jail visitation center restroom

By on April 10th, 2013 | Last updated: April 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested Casey Brooke West, 26, and Ayla Susan Tillander, 27, both of Ocala.

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New gunshot brings back old wounds for local family

By and on April 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 3, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Dale Whitford, the mother of two local shooting victims, reflects on gun violence, coping and the possibility for long-deserved justice.

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New Florida House bill could reduce utility rates, repeal cost recovery programs

By and on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 3:59 pm

The Florida House Energy and Utilities Subcommittee held a hearing Wednesday to discuss the proposal of a bill that would repeal cost recovery programs.

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Kanapaha Gardens holds 23rd annual Spring Garden Festival

By on March 20th, 2013 | Last updated: March 20, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is hosting its 23rd annual Spring Garden Festival this weekend. The event is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children, and will feature booths, food, guest speakers and more.

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Three women remembered for their contributions to Florida’s environment

By and on March 13th, 2013 | Last updated: March 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm

While celebrating the 75th anniversary of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ book “The Yearling,” Floridians remember three women of the same name: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Marjorie Carr and Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who each left their mark on Florida’s history.

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District 4 Candidate Profile: Mac McEachern

By on February 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Mac McEachern, 81, is running for city commission again, after serving on city commission and as mayor in the 1980s.

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District 4 Candidate Profile: Alfredo Espinosa

By on February 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Alfredo Espinosa, a 21-year-old junior building construction major at the University of Florida, is focusing on more than just mid-terms this semester. Espinosa is a candidate for a seat on the District 4 City Commission. The Delta Tau Delta Fraternity [...]

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