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New Depot Park Aims To Increase Community Redevelopment 

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Gainesville children will soon have new industrial-themed playground and park where they can play while they learn about the local environment and history. Depot Park, which features a 50-foot customized train playground with a 14-foot-tall smokestack, is expected to attract adventure-seeking kids from more than just the Gainesville area. The park has a soft opening Aug. 1 and a grand opening Aug. 20.

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Frustrated Police, Black Leaders Seek Answers After Shootings

In the aftermath of fatal attacks on police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La., black leaders say Florida — which has a long and ugly history of racism — has reached a race-relations crossroads. Meanwhile, one sheriff says the African-American community needs to "mature" as law enforcement officials seek to keep a lid on the violence that has erupted in other states.

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New Poll Shows Clinton Leading In Florida

In this photo taken June 15, 2016, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton  speaks in Hampton, Va. Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump by a margin of 47 percent to 39 percent in Florida's critical presidential contest, after being in a virtual deadlock last month, according to a poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University. . (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

With Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton heading into their party conventions, polls this week gave conflicting pictures about the presidential race in Florida. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll released Friday showed Clinton leading Trump by a margin of 44 percent to 37 percent in a head-to-head matchup …

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Polk Elementary Teacher Is Florida Teacher Of Year

A Polk County math teacher has been chosen as Florida’s 2017 teacher of the year. Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that Highlands Grove Elementary School teacher Jessica Solano was selected from among five finalists. Solano will receive a $20,000 award funded by the state Department of Education and the Macy’s …

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