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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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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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