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Bicycle Safety, Gainesville City Commission’s New Transportation Initiative

By on February 17th, 2015 | Last updated: February 17, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Gainesville Citizens for Active Transport hosted a forum for Gainesville City Commission candidates to discuss transportation issues. Bicycle safety is a major issue for the upcoming election and efforts are already being made to protect cyclists and pedestrians.

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GRACE Marketplace To Improve Security

By on February 11th, 2015 | Last updated: February 11, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Though workers at GRACE Marketplace said the shelter is a safe space, increased security efforts are being made. These efforts include an overnight staff and security-camera installation.

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Water Main Break Delays Holly Hills Sewage Repairs

By on January 13th, 2015 | Last updated: January 13, 2015 at 11:57 am

Residents of the Holly Hills neighborhood face a lack of clean water due to sewage backups. A broken water main and recent rains have delayed the city efforts to fix the sewage lines.

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Mar. 25, 2014: Afternoon News in 90

By on March 25th, 2014 | Last updated: March 25, 2014 at 4:54 pm

A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.

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Feb. 5, 2014: Afternoon News In 90

By on February 5th, 2014 | Last updated: February 5, 2014 at 6:14 pm

A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.

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Honey From The Heart: Beekeepers Strive to Keep Honey “Real”

By on December 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: December 23, 2013 at 10:04 am

Bees have satisfied the palette of mankind for centuries with one of the world’s first natural sweeteners: Honey. Nancy Gentry’s fascination with honey began at an early age, which led her to dedicate her life to Florida’s honey bee industry, more than 50 years later.

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Organizations Push To Pass Laws Protecting Racing Greyhounds

By on December 4th, 2013 | Last updated: December 4, 2013 at 8:37 pm

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Last month, sixteen animal protection organizations sent a letter to the Florida House and Senate Gaming Committees, calling for the passage of two greyhound protection measures. The letter asked lawmakers to pass a greyhound injury reporting law and to eliminate a state mandate requiring gaming facilities to hold live dog races.

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How The Hummels Help The Alachua County Hungry

By on November 7th, 2013 | Last updated: November 7, 2013 at 9:57 am

Doug and Bonnie Hummel help feed dozens of families in Alachua County, including one woman who was surviving by sipping on ketchup and mustard.

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Police: Gainesville Woman May Have Taken $200,000 From Local American Red Cross

By on October 31st, 2013 | Last updated: October 31, 2013 at 11:29 am

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American Red Cross of Gainesville will have $200,000 less to aid victims after discovering in June a local former employee had been stealing from the agency. GPD filed a sworn complaint affidavit Wednesday with the state attorney’s office.

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Florida Executes William Happ For 1986 Murder

By on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 11:30 am

Florida executed William Happ on Tuesday for a 1986 murder. The state used a new lethal injection drug, midazolam hydrochloride. Happ was Florida’s sixth execution of 2013.

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