In The News: Rubio Plans To Boost Economy, Airplane Disappearance Not Likely Terror, Florida City Fighting To Stay On Map, Gainesville Election Today, National Merit Finalists In Alachua
Rubio releases plan to boost prosperity – In a speech in Washington Monday, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said he has plans for tax reforms and legislation to boost the economy. One of his strategies is to propose a “National Regulatory Budget.” Miami Herald
Interpol ‘inclined’ to say Malaysia Airlines disappearance not terror – The international police organization said the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is not likely tied to terrorism. After further investigating passengers who used stolen passports to board the plane, Interpol said one of the two men was trying to migrate to Germany and the other posed no threat. Though the link to terrorism in the plane’s disappearance has been debunked, the plane’s whereabouts remain unknown. CNN
A Dot on the Map, After Scandal, Could Be Wiped Off – Hampton, an 89-year-old city, is fighting state legislature to stay on the map. The town of 477 residents is notorious as a speed trap and is under scrutiny for missing funds and shoddy record-keeping. New York Times
Gainesville voters head to the polls on Tuesday – Three seats are open on the Gainesville City Commission in today’s election, which will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All city voters may participate in the At-Large race, but only voters who live in District 2 and District 3 may vote in those races. Gainesville Sun
Four more county students named National Merit finalists – Four additional Alachua County students have been named National Merit Scholarship finalists, bringing the county total to 38. There are 15,000 finalists nationwide who are chosen by taking the PSAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Gainesville Sun
Several programs in Florida are helping individuals sign up for health insurance. The services assist with creating email accounts, filling out paperwork and selecting the best coverage options.
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The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is reinstating the department’s Terror Intelligence and Counterterrorism Unit to prevent domestic and international terrorist threats. According to Sheriff Chris Blair, “nearly 300 terrorist threats since 9/11.”
State Medicaid fraud unit raids dental office in Ocala – Investigators seized computers and documents from a dental office suspected of Medicaid fraud in Ocala on Wednesday. Churchill Dentistry has been previously investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Ocala […]
A Gainesville woman organizes brunch for locals to discuss atheism and to provide a community for fellow atheists.