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By Shannon Kaestle on January 15th, 2014 | Last updated: January 16, 2014 at 8:40 pm
Residents of Yankeetown have been divided by a long-standing feud over potential developments. The town currently has no mayor because no one wants to take on the responsibility of leading a divided town.
By Lauren Richardson on January 13th, 2014 | Last updated: January 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm
Fruitland Park city commissioners voted against an ordinance that would have given the part-time, long-serving commissioners 50 and 100 percent-salary pensions.
By Heather van Blokland on January 9th, 2014 | Last updated: January 11, 2014 at 10:01 am
Cuts to the Farm Bill by Congress will threaten SNAP-Ed programs in Florida schools.
By Michael Pappa Jr. and Ethan Magoc on December 20th, 2013 | Last updated: December 20, 2013 at 11:36 am
Of 24 towns contacted in North Central Florida, 18 sent their mayor’s emails free of charge to WUFT. The others posed fees, lack of archived emails and other problems when confronted with a request for the public records.
By Monica Kelly on December 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm
With about half of Florida legislators supporting the controversial “stand your ground” law as it is written, the possibility of a repeal in the 2014 session seems slim. WUFT News conducted statewide research to determine which way the legislature might act in the spring.
By Ashley Azpiazu on November 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: November 26, 2013 at 11:09 am
Not all counties are complying with a recent Florida law that requires animal shelter adoption, intake and euthanasia information to be accessible to the public. Under the current law, there are no penalties for not making the information public.
By Erica A. Hernandez on November 21st, 2013 | Last updated: November 22, 2013 at 10:22 am
All five commissioners voiced concerns over the looming March special election, which would present voters with the option to build a $38 million stadium for the Yankee’s AAA minor league team to relocate to from its current home in Tampa.
By Justin Galicz on November 14th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 5:50 pm
Rep. Keith Perry fights to pass a bill that will require Florida to keep children between 4 and 7 years old and shorter than 4 feet and 9 inches in a booster seat while in a moving car. Florida is one of two states without a safety seat law for children older than 3.
By Emily Cardinali on November 13th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm
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The effects of the Florida Legislature’s recent “bong ban” on Gainesville are still unclear. There have not been any tangible changes in arrests for illegal drug use or the public image of marijuana.