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Activists Protest Outside UF Meat Science Lab For World Day For Farmed Animals

By on October 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: October 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Protestors gathered in Gainesville to raise awareness about the meat industry for the World Day for Farmed Animals. Animal activists gathered with signs outside the University of Florida Meat Science Lab Thursday morning and then again later on SW 23rd [...]

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Grace Marketplace Opens Dorm For Homeless

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 2, 2014 at 1:33 pm

On Wednesday, emergency shelter Grace Marketplace opened its first dorm for the homeless. Residents must adhere to criteria, but the dorm offers a more permanent housing option.

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New Digital Map Launched to Decrease Hunger In Florida

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 2, 2014 at 3:14 pm

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is fighting to decrease hunger and sustain the health of Florida residents. The FDACS has created a new digital map to help locate and determine which areas of Florida have the least amount of access to food and resources.

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Additional Parking, Lighting and Community Access Planned For Midtown Area

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 1, 2014 at 5:41 pm

The Community Redevelopment Agency plans to break ground next year on NW First Avenue, the street a block north of University Avenue bordering the businesses in Midtown.

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Waldo City Council Votes To Disband Local Police Department

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 1, 2014 at 1:03 pm

The Waldo City Council voted 4-1 in favor of dissolving the local police
department on Tuesday night. The city noted negative publicity and outdated equipment as concerns, but ultimately, it was a lack of funding that led to the disbanding the police department.

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Do Local Charities Deserve Your Money Or Trust?

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 1, 2014 at 1:05 pm

According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, some charities spend as much as 99 percent of funds raised to help fulfill their mission statement while others funnel the same portion into administration costs.

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GRU Rates Rise Despite Cost Cuts

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 2, 2014 at 9:22 am

Gainesville residents and businesses can expect increased energy costs starting Wednesday. The increase comes despite Gainesville Regional Utility lowering its base rates and cutting fixed costs.

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Grace Marketplace To Open Indoor Shelter

By on September 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 1, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Grace Marketplace will open an indoor dorm on Wednesday after submitting a Safety and Security policy to the city commission. The shelter will provide beds for 20 guests who are trying to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. In order to stay [...]

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Lack of Volunteers Leave Elderly Looking for Conversation

By on September 30th, 2014 | Last updated: September 30, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Lester Poole has stories he may never get to tell. The 94-year-old served in the United States Coast Guard from 1939 to 1947, during which he traveled the globe and went wherever the tide took him. “South Africa. Brazil,” he [...]

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Kaleidoscope Tour’s Color Run Comes To Gainesville

By on September 29th, 2014 | Last updated: September 30, 2014 at 8:48 pm

The Kaleidoscope Tour visited Gainesville on Saturday for the 2014 edition of the Color Run. Nicknamed “The Happiest 5K On The Planet,” the run drew hundreds of participants.

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