By Christina Hunt on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 7:43 pm
Restoration efforts have begun on the historic Hacienda Hotel in New Port Richey, Florida. Once finished, the boutique hotel will feature 31 guest rooms, multiple banquet rooms and a possible restaurant.
By David Jolley on March 4th, 2015 | Last updated: March 4, 2015 at 4:40 pm
Florida wildlife officials have boosted their efforts against Burmese pythons by inviting the public to join the fight, but some researchers and breeders disagree on the severity of the python problem.
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By Gary W. Green on March 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 3, 2015 at 12:12 pm
Gov. Rick Scott gave a State of the State speech Tuesday that was as much a Florida history lesson as it was a vision for the state’s future — telling lawmakers he wants more tax cuts, more money for education and more affordable college tuition.
‘American Sniper’ Jury Finds Ex-Marine Guilty of Murder – Former Marine Eddie Ray Routh was convicted Tuesday for killing Chris Kyle, the author of “American Sniper,” and another man. He received a life sentence without parole. The New York Times […]
By Christine Alvarez on February 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 24, 2015 at 2:01 pm
At the end of its one-week campaign, Eat The 80 raised $3,000 for meals to give away to families. The money will provide meals for four or five families over the next month.
By Carla Bayron on February 17th, 2015 | Last updated: February 17, 2015 at 12:50 pm
The United States may terminate a 55-year-old trade embargo with Cuba, which could pose a threat to small citrus groves in Alachua County. The $9 billion industry may be affected by the new competition and importation, putting local growers out of business.
By Kathryn Williams on February 17th, 2015 | Last updated: February 19, 2015 at 1:25 pm
Blues music has taken over Gainesville in the form of an exhibit at the Matheson History Museum. “Florida’s Got the Blues” runs through April 30 and showcases the history of blues music in North Central Florida.
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By Katherine Brown on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 5:56 pm
The Alachua Board of County Commissioners approved two bills that could help keep the water supply safe. The resolution supports the statewide ban of fracking, which opponents say could contribute to underground water pollution.
By Jose Zozaya on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 5:46 pm
The number of sustainable and alternative homes is increasing in Florida. Gainesville resident Tom Fox leads the way with one of the first shipping container homes in Florida.
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