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Category Archives: Politics
By Kara Hudgins on October 6th, 2013 | Last updated: October 8, 2013 at 12:49 pm
Incumbent District 3 City Councilman Jay Musleh is running for his first full term as a city council member. Musleh says his experience as a banker and his one-and-a-half-year term as a city council member qualifies him to serve a full term.
By Jennifer Tintner on October 6th, 2013 | Last updated: October 8, 2013 at 12:49 pm
Brent Malever is running for the District 1 seat on Ocala’s City Council in Oct. 15′s general election. His only opponent is incumbent Suzy Heinbockel, who’s been in office since 2009.
By Kara Hudgins on October 6th, 2013 | Last updated: October 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm
Aaron Fiehn is running for Ocala City Council because he wants to represent the people. Fiehn said he’s a common man, and that he relates to the people of Ocala.
By Katie Campbell and Donna Green-Townsend on October 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: October 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm
While visiting Gainesville, former Florida governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham voiced his opinion on current issues such as the government shutdown, conflicts in Syria and Silver Springs State Park.
Locals protested the government shutdown and furlough on over 800,000 federal employees at Rep.Ted Yoho’s Gainesville office.
A select group of North Florida agencies and programs are feeling the effects of the government shutdown.
By Trevor Sikkema on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm
Florida law enforcement officials and state legislators are considering the enactment of tougher consequences for sexual predators and are calling for a review of the current law.
By Zack Peterson on September 28th, 2013 | Last updated: September 28, 2013 at 12:20 pm
Florida officials are still being fined for not disclosing their financial information as part of a 2013 state ethics overhaul. Marion County’s supervisor of elections said, “Unfortunately, I think a lot of people don’t take the fining process seriously.”
By Belinda Post on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: September 27, 2013 at 6:16 pm
Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair still believes his agency deserves a funding boost, but he won’t get one.
By Ebony Joseph on September 26th, 2013 | Last updated: September 26, 2013 at 9:27 pm
House members and other top state officials have been paying as little as $8.43 per month for individual coverage and $30 for family coverage.