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Obama Should Improve Job Prospects for Floridians, Says NAACP Leader

By and on January 29th, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 9:18 am

Florida NAACP leader Torey Alston, the chair of economic development, hopes President Obama’s leadership will improve home ownership and unemployment prospects for African Americans and Latinos.

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Area Residents Remember King With Celebration and Fellowship

By and on January 21st, 2014 | Last updated: January 23, 2014 at 10:11 am

Members of the Gainesville community celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a march and gospel event.

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Cleanup Of Soil Contaminants In Stephen Foster Neighborhood Began Monday

By , and on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Beazer East, Inc., a wood treatment company responsible for potentially-cancerous soil contamination in a neighborhood of the Gainesville area, began soil remediation at their pilot property at 436 NW 30th Ave. on Monday.

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Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Will Now Take Your Biomass Noise Complaints

By on November 8th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Noise, smoke and dust invading your neighborhood may seem like an urgent problem, but when it’s the routine conditions of a licensed plant, officials say it’s really not a 911 emergency.

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Clay County School Board Members To Investigate Superintendent’s Conference

By on October 28th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Investigation will soon be underway to determine whether Republican Clay County Superintendent Charlie Van Zant Jr. used taxpayer money to sponsor an American history conference without school board approval.

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Chiefland Department Of Children And Families Will Close And Be Replaced By Website

By and on October 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: October 22, 2013 at 4:54 pm

The Department of Children and Families in Chiefland will close its doors on March 31, 2014.

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State Lawmakers Provide Funding for Citrus Greening Issue

By on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm

A House subcommittee will provide funding to the $9 billion industry to research citrus greening, a disease that affects citrus trees in Florida.

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Final Steel Beam Added To New Gainesville Police Headquarters

By and on August 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: August 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm

The Gainesville Police Department is one step closer to moving into its new headquarters.

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Local teachers file lawsuit over evaluation legislation

By on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 16, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Janine Plavac and Kim Cook are two of the teachers involved in a lawsuit against both the state and district school boards. The suit has filed in response to legislation that requires teachers to be evaluated from student test scores.

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Alachua County declares April ‘Water Conservation Month’

By and on April 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: April 2, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Alachua County has joined other state governments in declaring April “Water Conservation Month.” Journalist and author Cynthia Barnett, who specializes in water issues, said although Florida is becoming more sustainable with water resources, conservation must become a collective effort to save the state’s natural resources.

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