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By Kelsey Meany on March 1st, 2013 | Last updated: March 1, 2013 at 6:12 pm
The University of Florida College of Medicine’s Mobile Outreach Center will give free colonoscopies to low income and uninsured individuals. Director of Shands Cancer center gastrointestinal program Tom George talks about colonoscopies.
By Kelsey Meany on February 15th, 2013 | Last updated: February 19, 2013 at 6:13 am
Step one in being a Presidents Day expert: it doesn’t have an apostrophe and it’s not officially called Presidents Day.
By Kelsey Meany, Marc Whiteman and Stephanie Denardo on December 7th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm
In a report released Thursday, many teachers were evaluated based on a new value-added score method and reviews by the principals of their school. Many educators are in an uproar about the scores because of inconsistencies between districts and because many teachers have yet to be evaluated.
John Cooper, a Tallahassee circuit court judge, ruled Tuesday that a plan for prison privatization must be approved by a full Legislature, rather than just a panel. Gov. Rick Scott plans to appeal the decision.
By Kelsey Meany on November 14th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm
Paul Myers, administrator for the Alachua County Department of Health, urges residents to take precautions around their homes to ward of mosquitoes, as well as when they are walking around at dusk and dawn. Three potential cases of West Nile Virus have recently been reported to the department.
By Kelsey Meany on November 7th, 2012 | Last updated: November 7, 2012 at 3:36 pm
The race for a spot in the U.S. House of Representatives between incumbent Rep. Allen West (R) and Democrat Patrick Murphy remained too close to call Wednesday.
Daylight saving time: The adjustment that can help you evade the draft, vote in the election and prove your innocence
By Kelsey Meany on November 1st, 2012 | Last updated: November 1, 2012 at 4:53 pm
Daylight saving time has many little-known facts about its past ranging from interesting anecdotes to confusing situations that will make you ready to “fall back.”
By Kelsey Meany on October 24th, 2012 | Last updated: October 25, 2012 at 3:10 pm
Bill Nelson, a senator from Florida, visited the J. Reitz Union at the University of Florida Wednesday. He spoke on nonpartisan government, early voting and education concerns and was surrounding by many students and political leaders in Gainesville.
By Kelsey Meany on October 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: October 24, 2012 at 1:30 pm
The fall sale for Friends of Alachua County will take place this week and continue through next. The sale features more than 500,000 books, magazines, audio and video items, artwork and more.
By Kelsey Meany on October 19th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm
With the holiday season about a month away, local farmers are turning an empty lot into a crop field for a charitable cause.