Category Archives: In the News

In The News: Gainesville NAACP Rated D, Kissimmee $309M Ski Resort, Florida Virtual School On Campus, UNC Shooting “Hate Crime,” Couple in Dumpster Emptied Into Truck

By on February 11th, 2015 | Last updated: February 11, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Gainesville gets D on NAACP economic development report card – The city of Gainesville received an overall D grade in an Economic Development Report Card from the NAACP Florida State Conference. The rating is based on records tackling employment and […]

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In the News: Lawyer Challenges DUI Checkpoints, Bush Staffer Resigns, Third-Largest Powerball Jackpot, Health Care Enrollment Rises

By and on February 11th, 2015 | Last updated: February 11, 2015 at 10:32 am

Florida lawyer sparks debate about rights at DUI checkpoints – A lawyer in south Florida is arguing that drivers have a right to avoid speaking to police officers at a DUI checkpoint. Police officers cite the Supreme Court decision to […]

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In the News: Gainesville Talks Transportation, App Helps Organize Political Contributions, State Parks Website Updated,

By on February 10th, 2015 | Last updated: February 10, 2015 at 10:39 am

Gainesville City Commission candidates talk transportation issues – Gainesville Citizens for Active Transportation held a forum Monday evening for Gainesville City Commission candidates to discuss transportation issues and solutions. The Gainesville Sun Bundl launches groundbreaking political contribution app with a […]

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In The News: USDA Funding To Fight Citrus Greening, Gas Prices Rise, IT Firm Adding Jobs, Marion County Building Installs Solar Power System

By on February 9th, 2015 | Last updated: February 9, 2015 at 1:54 pm

USDA plans to spend $30 million on fighting citrus disease – The U.S. Department of Agriculture will dedicate $30 million to combat citrus greening, a disease that has cut Florida orange production by more than half in the past decade. […]

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In The News: Judge Ignores Marriage Ruling, Corruption in Florida Prisons, Gainesville Celebrates 45,000 Neuters, Kanye Pulls a Kanye

By , , and on February 9th, 2015 | Last updated: February 9, 2015 at 10:09 am

Alabama Judges Told Not To Issue Gay Marriage Licenses – Top Alabama Justice Roy S. Moore, has told local judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The U.S. district court struck down Alabama’s gay marriage ban as unconstitutional […]

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In The News: ‘Sex Tours’ Operator Imprisoned, Prison Investigators Punished For Speaking Out, Job And Wage Gains in US, Verizon Sells Company In Florida

By on February 6th, 2015 | Last updated: February 6, 2015 at 2:20 pm

‘Sex tours’ operator gets prison for offering child victims in Ecuador – A sex tour operator boasted about his child prostitutes. He told a Central Florida undercover agent who was posing as a possible sex tourist that his business in […]

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In The News: Health Insurance Database Hacked, Man Shot Near UCF, New Net Neutrality Proposal, Jordan Launches Airstrikes Against ISIS

By and on February 5th, 2015 | Last updated: February 5, 2015 at 10:21 am

Anthem, major health insurer, suffers hack attack – One of the nation’s largest health insurance companies was hacked. Anthem Inc. said their database contains about 80 million records with information such as names, street addresses and social security numbers. NBC […]

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In The News: Park Opening Debated, Sheriffs Against Marijuana Bill, Mom Arrested For Leaving Kids Alone, Bush Ahead In Early Republican Polls

By and on February 4th, 2015 | Last updated: February 4, 2015 at 11:50 am

City ponders when to open new park south of downtown – The Paynes Prairie Sheetflow Restoration Project is almost complete, but the city remains undecided on when to open it. Officials are concerned with the cost and would like to open […]

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Into The News: Man Accused of Circumcising Nephew, Scott Refuses To Release Finances, Walgreens Cuts Jobs, Florida No. 1 in Obamacare, I-4 Construction Begins

By on February 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: February 2, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Police: Florida Man Tried To Circumcise Young Nephew – A 24-year-old man is accused of attempting to circumcise his 20-month-old nephew. The nephew’s condition is unknown. Tampa Bay Times Rick Scott Lawyers Balk At Releasing Scott’s Financial Records – Florida […]

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In The News: Tourism Unaffected By Winter Months, Zimmerman Case Dropped, Romney Abandons 2016 Election, Florida Unveils Legislative Agenda

By and on January 30th, 2015 | Last updated: January 30, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Orlando ecotourism continues to thrive in cooler winter months – The colder weather in Central Florida may deter Florida natives from participating in outdoor activities, but it doesn’t stop tourists. Central Florida’s ecotourism business remains strong in the winter months. […]

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