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Lawyers Offer Free Legal Aid At Grace Marketplace

By on February 10th, 2015 | Last updated: February 11, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Law organizations visited Grace Marketplace Feb. 7 to offer free consultations to low-income and homeless residents. Lawyers assisted the homeless with legal issues that may have contributed to their homelessness.

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Historical City Cafe In Palatka Reopens

By on February 10th, 2015 | Last updated: February 10, 2015 at 11:22 am

Fields, a fifth generation resident of Putnam County, said that reopening City Cafe is his way of “preserving a little bit of history.” Although the space on St. Johns Avenue in Palatka has seen a number of businesses – and owners – the “little items like that are still here.”

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Point-In-Time Count Finds Alachua Homelessness Numbers Stable, But More In Shelters

By on February 6th, 2015 | Last updated: February 9, 2015 at 3:38 pm

An annual census finds that more Alachua County homeless are finding their way to shelters. While homeless populations remained relatively stable, 11 percent more were found in more stable living situations.

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Explosion, Fire At Southwest Villas Apartment Found To Be Result Of Arson

By and on February 6th, 2015 | Last updated: February 6, 2015 at 12:34 pm

An explosion and resulting fire at Southwest Villas on Jan. 22 that displaced 12 residents was caused by arson. Two suspects have been charged with grand theft and fraudulent insurance claims.

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Pilot Safety Protocol in Focus After Selfie Caused 2014 Crash

By on February 4th, 2015 | Last updated: February 4, 2015 at 6:39 pm

Selfies were the cause of a small Colorado plane crash. The plane, which crashed last year, had a GoPro inside the cockpit. WUFT’s Darling Hill spoke with the University Air Center on the use of electronic devices in flight and safety protocols.

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Gainesville High School Teacher Breaks Language Barrier with Furniture

By on February 4th, 2015 | Last updated: February 4, 2015 at 6:11 pm

Gainesville High School teacher Louise Yariv began her ESOL Closet project with the needs of her English for Speakers of Other Languages students in mind. The project started small but has grown to help provide students and their families with furniture, clothing and other necessities.

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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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