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By Zak Dahlheimer on October 21st, 2014 | Last updated: October 22, 2014 at 10:21 am
Bradford county joins Levy county Monday in opening their doors for early voting. Alachua county will begin early voting Wednesday and Marion county on Thursday. These are the few counties that will have early voting until every county is open [...]
By Lauren Flannery on October 9th, 2014 | Last updated: October 9, 2014 at 5:54 pm
In an effort to better connect with residents, the Gainesville City Commission tested a “phone-conference” town hall meeting yesterday. Over 23,000 landlines were called.
By Alex Paige on September 18th, 2014 | Last updated: September 18, 2014 at 9:28 am
The wording of Amendment 2 for the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida has sparked debate as the November vote approaches. John Morgan of Morgan & Morgan spoke at The Swamp Restaurant in support of the amendment.
By Cassidy Whitson on September 10th, 2014 | Last updated: September 10, 2014 at 6:32 pm
A demonstration was held Wednesday in Turlington Plaza on University of Florida’s campus by Students for a Democratic Society and Students for Justice in Palestine. The purpose was to draw attention to those killed by Israeli Defense Forces as well as police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri.
By Katie Campbell and Erica A. Hernandez on August 26th, 2014 | Last updated: August 27, 2014 at 10:01 am
Congressman Ted Yoho claimed his seat in the August primary on Tuesday amid delay in voting results. Alachua County tallied up the votes in its primary elections, naming Lee Pinkoson, Ken Cornell and Gunnar Paulson among the winners.
Florida may soon offer undocumented students in-state tuition at public colleges and universities, joining the ranks of 20 other states with similar tuition equity laws and policies.
By Zak Dahlheimer on April 29th, 2014 | Last updated: April 29, 2014 at 4:49 pm
Elise Giordano / WUFT News Sheila Bryant, left, and Billie Jean Curtis, right, stand on the grounds of Curtis Recycling in Hampton in November. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Jacksonville office is conducting a criminal investigation on the city [...]
By Alex Harris on April 11th, 2014 | Last updated: April 11, 2014 at 5:45 pm
The bill passed in the house with a vote of 80-36 Friday afternoon.
By Erica A. Hernandez, Cassandra Vangellow and Haley Stracher on April 8th, 2014 | Last updated: April 8, 2014 at 10:56 pm
Helen Warren wins Gainesville City Commission At-large Seat 2 in run-off election against Annie Orlando on Tuesday night.
By Erica A. Hernandez and Katie Campbell on April 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 4, 2014 at 11:47 am
The Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, Gainesville Sun and WUFT sponsored a debate between the two candidates in the April 8 run-off election for the at-large candidate for Gainesville city council.