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Coyote Encroachment On The Rise In Florida

By on January 28th, 2015 | Last updated: January 30, 2015 at 1:52 pm

The Florida Wildlife Commission is taking steps to educate urban communities on coyote encroachment. As the canines become more familiar with a city environment, small pets and livestock are at greater risk.

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Challenges Beyond Same-Sex Marriage Remain For LGBT Activists

By on January 28th, 2015 | Last updated: February 4, 2015 at 10:42 am

While same-sex marriage activists view a decision to allow gay marriage in Florida as a milestone, some say it will take a lot more before equality truly wins in the state. Groups like Equality Florida are trying to keep the conversation moving forward.

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Several Florida Clerks of Court Cease Marriage Ceremonies

By on January 27th, 2015 | Last updated: February 5, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Many same-sex couples celebrated the lifting of Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage last month. Others, however, lamented the decision by several counties’ clerks of court to stop all marriage ceremonies, regardless of the couples’ orientations.

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Children’s Author Running En Route To Literacy Goal

By on January 27th, 2015 | Last updated: January 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Author Dennis Yang is almost 3,000 miles into a run around the United States, a trek he says is helping him to promote children’s literacy. During his stops, Yang visits hospitals and schools and reads his published books to children.

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Prescribed Forest Burn To Affect Levy County Traffic

By and on January 27th, 2015 | Last updated: January 27, 2015 at 10:12 am

Multiple intersections in Levy County will be closed starting Tuesday due to a controlled burn at Goethe State Forest. The 10,000 acre burn is the largest in the forest’s history.

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Florida Given Four Out Of Five Stars For Efforts In Preventing Drunken Driving

By on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Florida received a four out of five-star rating for its efforts to prevent drunk driving. Florida’s current ignition-interlock statutes is the only factor keeping Florida from a five-star rating.

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Fair Food Program Brings Labor Issues Awareness To Florida

By on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm

The Fair Food Program works to give Florida farmworkers better working conditions. The program established a zero-tolerance rule for sexual harassment and doubled farmworker’s wages with a raise of one cent per pound.

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Bill To Allow Guns On Florida Campuses Passes First Hurdle

By on January 20th, 2015 | Last updated: January 20, 2015 at 6:29 pm

A bill that would let students carry guns on university campuses is moving through the Legislature two months after a shooter wounded three people at a Florida State University library.

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MLK Day Celebration Presents Scholarship, Honors Gainesville Community Leader

By on January 19th, 2015 | Last updated: January 19, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Monday morning, people gathered around Martin Luther King Jr.’s memorial statue downtown to see Vivian Haynes inducted into the MLK Commission of Florida’s Hall of Fame.

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Gay Marriage Ban Ends As Couples Wed Throughout Florida

By on January 6th, 2015 | Last updated: January 6, 2015 at 3:26 pm

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples in the early morning hours. […]

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