Author Archives: Rochelle Alleyne

50 Years Later, Former Congressman Describes Context Of March on Washington

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

“Nothing is ever perfect, and you try to work for that more perfect union,” Don Fuqua recently told WUFT News while reflecting on Florida and the nation’s civil rights progress since the 1960s.

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Florida passes bill to exclude voter emails from public records

By on April 25th, 2013 | Last updated: April 25, 2013 at 5:12 pm

The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday which would not allow voter email addresses to be included in state public records. Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel-Vasilinda explained why she was the only person to vote against the bill.

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TED comes to UF

By on February 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: February 25, 2013 at 9:02 pm

TED-X will be coming to the University of Florida’s Phillips Center on Saturday, Feb. 23, for TED-X UF. Experts in their fields will address the topic “Pursuing Passion.”

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New Burlington Coat Factory store to open in Ocala

By on February 15th, 2013 | Last updated: February 17, 2013 at 10:54 am

A new Burlington Coat Factory store in Ocala could bring at least 75 new jobs to the city. The story is expected to open in a few months.

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Holiday giving promoted through #GivingTuesday

By on November 26th, 2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Following the Black Friday and Cyber Monday rush, the United Nations Foundation is working to promote a spirit of charitable giving through the hashtag, #GivingTuesday.

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Supporters of Israel, Palestine rally in Gainesville to raise awareness

By on November 19th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 4:34 pm

University of Florida students and area organizations are working to spread awareness about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by holding rallies in Turlington Plaza.

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Florida department modifies hotline system, investigative process

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm

A new standard investigative process across the state of Florida will allow the Department of Children and Families to have better analytical data, and any citizen in Florida can now report abuse and neglect due to the new “Penn State Law.”

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Operation Blue Bird serves as reminder for Alachua County drivers

By on October 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:04 pm

The program is meant to remind Alachua County drivers that passing a stopped school bus is illegal.

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Company looking for restaurants to bring business to Old Gainesville Depot

By on October 15th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm

The Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency is looking for restaurants to place inside the reconstruction of the Old Gainesville Depot. The restaurants are intended to be a big attractor for Depot Park.

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Romney supporters seen outside Michelle Obama’s UF rally

By on September 17th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm

While thousands of attendees at Michelle Obama’s O’Connell Center speech lined up on Monday afternoon, a contingent of Mitt Romney supporters stood on the opposite side of Gale Lemerand Drive, holding signs and voicing opposition to the current administration’s policies.

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