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Live Oak Mayor’s Dispute With Councilman Finally Settled

By on November 6th, 2014 | Last updated: November 6, 2014 at 6:24 pm

The State of Florida Commission on Ethics decided sufficient probable cause did not exist in eight of nine allegations against Live Oak city councilman Adam Prins. The initial complaint against Prins was filed by Live Oak Mayor Sonny Nobles Jr.

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Alachua County Voters Reject Sales Surtax for Transportation Funding

By on November 6th, 2014 | Last updated: November 7, 2014 at 10:37 am

Despite support from a range of institutions, voters struck down the one-cent sales surtax increase in Alachua County that would improve transportation, leaving the City of Gainesville and the Regional Transit System of Gainesville to reassess their plans and look for alternative sources of funding.

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Amendment 2 Fails: Medical Marijuana Remains Illegal In Florida

By on November 5th, 2014 | Last updated: November 5, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Amendment 2 was rejected by voters after it received 57 percent of the required 60 percent to pass.

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Alachua County Prepares For Election Day

By on November 4th, 2014 | Last updated: November 4, 2014 at 10:14 am

Elections workers prepared for Election Day on Monday. They packed up supplies to distribute across the county and taught new volunteers how to work the equipment.

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UF College Democrats Rally in Support of Charlie Crist on Campus

By on October 29th, 2014 | Last updated: October 29, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Members of the community gathered in Pugh Hall on Wednesday to support Charlie Crist in the 2014 gubernatorial election.

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Scott Rallies Voters On Bus Tour As Election Nears

By on October 28th, 2014 | Last updated: October 28, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Governor Rick Scott continued his “Get Out the Early Vote” bus tour on Tuesday with a stop in Gainesville at David’s Real Pit BBQ to rally voters and encourage them to head to the polls early.

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Early Voting Has Begun

By 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 [...]

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City Commission Tests Telephone Town Hall Meeting

By 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.

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Language on Medical Marijuana Amendment Fuels Debate

By 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.

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Student Demonstration Draws Attention to Police Brutality in U.S., Israel

By 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.

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