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Gainesville Chamber of Commerce Offers Leadership Program

By on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: October 10, 2013 at 5:22 pm

The search for new members of the Business Community Coalition’s Public Leadership Institute came to an end on Sept. 27 at its first meeting. In a partnership with the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, the leadership program allows residents to learn […]

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Gainesville Commission Considering Increasing Residential Chicken Ownership

By on September 6th, 2013 | Last updated: September 19, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Gainesville City Commission is considering increasing the number of chickens city residents can own from two to 10.

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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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