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Gainesville City Commission Run-off Candidates Talk Issues at Forum

By and on April 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 4, 2014 at 11:47 am

The Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, Gainesville Sun and WUFT sponsored a debate between the two candidates in the April 8 run-off election for the at-large candidate for Gainesville city council.

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Florida Civil Rights Association Seeks Federal Investigation After Nursing Home Raids

By on February 10th, 2014 | Last updated: February 12, 2014 at 3:08 pm

The Florida Civil Rights Association is requesting a federal investigation of multiple agencies due to perceived discrimination against minority business owners in Marion County.

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Former Roommate Says Gainesville Man Arrested for Theft, IED Possession Never Intended Harm

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 9:17 am

Mason Scott Beuning lived at 3119 NW Fourth St. in Gainesville at the time of his arrest for theft and IED possession six months ago. Jamie Tucker, his former roommate, said his friend never intended harm. Beuning’s case is under review.

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‘Kingpin’ or ‘Angel Lady’: Marion County Woman Claims Racial Discrimination

By on November 11th, 2013 | Last updated: November 12, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Mary Alexander was arrested in June for charges of operating an unlicensed assisted living facility and neglecting a disabled or elderly adult. Though officials are still trying to shut her and other unlicensed ALFs down, Alexander believes she’s facing racial discrimination and said she will continue to operate her facilities.

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Florida State Senator: Hit Unlicensed Assisted Living Facilities ‘With A Hammer’

By on October 28th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Heritage Senior Living of Ocala was identified as an unlicensed assisted living facility by the Agency for Health Care Administration on June 5, one of seven such citations in North Central Florida in 2013. There have been more statewide, spurring a call for legislative review in 2014.

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Players Seek To Bring Men’s Soccer Team To Gainesville

By on October 20th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 11:59 am

Samuel John hopes to bring the first professional soccer team to Gainesville with the Forest Park Rangers.

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Florida’s Columbia County NAACP President Examines Civil Rights Progress Since 1963

By and on August 29th, 2013 | Last updated: August 29, 2013 at 7:58 am

Columbia County NAACP President Deborah White has been a champion for civil rights and has seen the power of desegregation over time. White said diversity in the county’s schools is evolving as is the community.

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