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From WUFT News

Alachua County Talks Human Trafficking

Ana Oliveira-Beuses, center, informs students about the University of Florida's Gators Against Human Trafficking at the Plaza of the Americas Monday. Oliveira-Beuses, historian, said the biggest obstacle to combating human trafficking is a lack of community education on the topic. (Giuseppe Sabella/WUFT News)

After Florida saw a substantial increase in calls to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center’s hotline in 2015, Gainesville residents are pushing for more awareness and resources for those affected by Human Trafficking. The House of Hope Women's Director, the president and historian of Fight Injustice and Global Human Trafficking discuss the ongoing hardships of those affected by human trafficking.

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Plans For Micanopy Music Venue To Advance

The Micanopy Town Commission and its Historic Planning and Preservation Board recently approved plans for a concert venue to move forward. Most at the meeting expressed approval of the plan, saying that unless the town broadens its offerings beyond antique stores , it will struggle. (WUFT News)

Micanopy may soon be home to a new entertainment venue. The Micanopy Town Commission and Planning and Historic Preservation Board recently approved the drafting of an ordinance that would ultimately allow Micanopy Canopy Connection to be used for musical and theatrical performances. Residents who attended the Tuesday meeting applauded the move - saying that it will bring more foot traffic to the town.

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