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Yoho Takes GOP Primary Over Rush; Alachua Voting Results

By and 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.

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Florida Inches Closer to Other States in Tuition Charged Undocumented Students

By and on May 1st, 2014 | Last updated: May 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm

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.

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Update: City of Hampton Under Criminal Investigation

By 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 [...]

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Unlicensed Concealing of Weapons During Emergencies Bill Passes House

By 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.

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Helen Warren Defeats Annie Orlando In Run-Off Race

By , and 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.

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Gainesville City Commission Run-off Candidates Talk Issues at Forum

By and 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.

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Bill Would Allow University Foundations to Discuss Research in Private

By on April 1st, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 6:26 pm

House Bill 115 passed Thursday with a vote of 83-33. The bill proposes the creation of secret meetings, which would be exempt from public records laws, when universities foundations discuss research proposals and money.

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Middleburg Residents Voice Concern Over Proposed Sports Complex

By on March 24th, 2014 | Last updated: March 24, 2014 at 6:44 pm

Clay County residents are concerned about the lack of transparency in plans for a multi-million dollar sports complex.

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New Bill May Allow School Employees to Carry Guns on Campus

By on March 20th, 2014 | Last updated: March 20, 2014 at 6:07 pm

A new bill that would allow school employees to carry a gun on campus was passed by a House education panel. The bill would allow school employees who are active or retired military, law enforcement offers and employees with a Florida concealed weapon license to carry a gun on school grounds.

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City Of Live Oak Plans To Create City Manager Position

By on February 27th, 2014 | Last updated: February 28, 2014 at 12:12 am

The city of Live Oak is looking to change the city administrator position to a city manager, which is hasn’t had since 1878.

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