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Primavera events aim to help community to explore, inspire and create

By on March 15th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:21 am

Primavera, which takes place every spring, is a monthlong festival that brings together the best in music, art, science and events.

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Local manatees successfully braving the cold

By on February 19th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:21 am

North Central Florida manatees are handling the recent temperature drops and continue to thrive.

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Pedestrian killed on State Road 200

By on February 11th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:21 am

A pedestrian was struck by two vehicles and killed on State Road 200 in front of the Steeplechase Plaza. The man has been identified by fingerprints, and investigators are looking to notify family members.

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UF scientists construct the mammal tree of life

By on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

The study of the largest tree-of-life database ever created was published to the journal Science Thursday. A group of University of Florida scientists worked to create this database as part of an international team that researches genetic and physical characteristics of placental mammals, which evolved into many of the mammals on Earth today.

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Qualifying week begins for Gainesville elections

By on January 28th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

Candidates must complete the qualifying process if they want their names on the ballot. Qualifying fees are about $400 for mayor and about $300 for city commissioner.

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Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate shooting of Marion County man

By on January 28th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

Marion County woman fatally shoots ex-boyfriend through windsheild after he clung to her hood for nearly 10 miles.

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Honoring King’s legacy, two lauded at downtown event

By on January 21st, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

On what would have been Martin Luther King’s 84th birthday, people around the nation are celebrating his life, as well as the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida hosted a variety of events today to mark the occasion at the memorial gardens bearing his name in downtown Gainesville.

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Silver Springs could become Florida state park

By on January 14th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:26 am

The Park Service is holding a meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at Ocala’s Vanguard High School to get public input about the plan to turn Silver Springs into a state park.

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‘Venus in Fur’ coming to Gainesville’s Hippodrome Theatre

By on January 10th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:26 am

Tony Award-winning “Venus in Fur” is being performed at The Hippodrome Theatre.

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Kansas City Chiefs tragedy spotlights domestic violence, mental health

By and on December 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:26 am

The recent suicide of a Kansas City Chiefs football player has sent shockwaves through the National Football League and the country.

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