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Local Immigrant Family Reacts To Obama’s Executive Order

By on November 21st, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Local undocumented immigrants Luis and Patricia Soto are hoping to take their family on a vacation for the first time since their parents brought them to the U.S. as children now that President Obama’s executive order will allow them both to have temporary legal status.

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UF Student Awarded Posthumous Award For Heroic Act

By on November 21st, 2013 | Last updated: November 22, 2013 at 11:22 pm

“We live in a heroic age.” Those are the first words Andrew Carnegie wrote in the original deed that started the Carnegie Hero Fund. In its 109 years of existence the fund has awarded almost 10,000 medals to recipients in […]

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U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho Stands By His Actions During A Town Hall Meeting

By on October 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: November 2, 2013 at 3:19 pm

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho listened to community members and defended his decisions during a town hall meeting hosted by the African American Accountability Alliance on Monday night.

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Remediation Process To Begin For Cabot-Koppers Superfund Homes

By on October 15th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Properties affected by the Cabot-Koppers Superfund site will soon enter the remediation process — ridding their yards and homes of harsh pollutants and chemicals.

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Senators Discuss Immigrant Tuition Equity On UF’s Campus

By and on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Senators spoke on a panel at the University of Florida to discuss tuition equity for immigrants with students, faculty and community members.

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Adena Springs Faces Deadline on Water Use Permit

By and on September 17th, 2013 | Last updated: September 18, 2013 at 7:09 pm

The Adena Springs Ranch in Marion County faced a deadline Monday in its efforts to obtain a consumptive use permit from the St. John’s River Water Management District.

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Lake Butler Community Mourns Shooting Victim Marvin Pritchett

By , , and on August 30th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 4:36 pm

The Lake Butler community mourned on Friday the death of Marvin Pritchett, a community member and business leader who was shot and killed by former employee Hubert Allen Jr this week.

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‘Blackfish’ Documentary Tries To Show SeaWorld’s Dark Underbelly

By on August 16th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm

SeaWorld is the subject of criticism due to the release of a documentary called “Blackfish,” which questions SeaWorld’s treatment of the captive orcas and its actions after a trainer’s death in 2010. It opens at the Hippodrome later this month.

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UF Dream Defenders Hold Rally for Trayvon Martin in Gainesville

By on July 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Rep. Clovis Watson Jr., of District 20, was one of the speakers at Saturday’s rally. During his speech, Watson announced his support for a repeal of the “stand your ground” law.

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Crowd Gathers at Bo Diddley Plaza in Gainesville to Protest Zimmerman Verdict

By on July 16th, 2013 | Last updated: July 16, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Rain didn’t stop more than 100 protesters from showing up at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville to march against the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict.

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