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Student-Run Islam Fair Brings Clarity On Religion

By on January 30th, 2015 | Last updated: January 30, 2015 at 6:34 pm

Hosted by the student-run organization Islam on Campus, the Islam Fair is meant to bring awareness and clarity of the religion.

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Atheist Space Creates Community, Eliminates Stigma

By on January 29th, 2015 | Last updated: January 29, 2015 at 3:00 pm

A Gainesville woman organizes brunch for locals to discuss atheism and to provide a community for fellow atheists.

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Hawthorne Volunteer Trash Collector A Fixture In Community

By on January 28th, 2015 | Last updated: January 27, 2015 at 6:05 pm

When a doctor recommended he get more exercise, Hawthorne resident Winford Jenkins, 57, began taking daily walks around the city. After noticing just how much trash cluttered the streets, he decided to do something about it.

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Majority Of Fire Inspections Don’t Check Out

By on January 27th, 2015 | Last updated: January 27, 2015 at 11:09 am

The newest data on Gainesville’s statGNV shows that over half of all existing buildings in Gainesville received some type of violation. These violations include broken emergency exit signs, incorrect outlet cover plates and untested sprinkler systems.

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12 Residents Seek Shelter After Explosion At Southwest Villas Apartment

By and on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 26, 2015 at 10:53 am

An explosion at Southwest Villas on Thursday night displaced 12 residents. The cause of the explosion is unknown.

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Grace Marketplace Completes Homeless Census

By on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm

The usual sound of birds wasn’t what woke the residents of Grace Marketplace Thursday morning. Grace Marketplace, 2845 NE 39th Ave., held their annual homeless census count on Thursday that lasted from 5:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Alachua County Coalition for the […]

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Director of Kofi Adu-Brempong Documentary Talks Racism, Police Militarization

By and on January 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: January 22, 2015 at 1:36 pm

“In His Own Home” is a documentary about the police shooting of University of Florida graduate student Kofi Adu-Brempong. The film’s director spoke with WUFT about how the 2010 incident relates to current national issues.

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MLK Day Celebration Presents Scholarship, Honors Gainesville Community Leader

By on January 19th, 2015 | Last updated: January 19, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Monday morning, people gathered around Martin Luther King Jr.’s memorial statue downtown to see Vivian Haynes inducted into the MLK Commission of Florida’s Hall of Fame.

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A T. rex Named Sue

By on January 16th, 2015 | Last updated: January 19, 2015 at 11:21 am

A look at the setup of the most-complete cast of a T. rex, now showing at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

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Fundraiser Drives Marion County Elementary School Students to Create License Plate Art

By on January 14th, 2015 | Last updated: January 14, 2015 at 4:20 pm

By making art on license plates, elementary school students flex their creative muscles while raising money for their schools’ art programs.

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