Tag Archives: Florida
Some young artists are choosing lesser known locals over popular art hubs. Though many art students continue to follow the dream of making it big in Miami or New York, smaller cities like Gainesville may offer more freedom for less pressure.
Senate Bill 186 could end a long war between craft brewers and big beverage distributors over regulation of beer sales. The bill lifts the problematic requirement that craft breweries operate as tourist attractions and allows the breweries to sell beer in the popular 64-ounce, refillable “growler.”
The Florida Legislature is sending Gov. Rick Scott a bill that would let children who are victims or potential victims of rape and other violent acts secretly record their attackers. The bill applies to victims who are under the age of 18.
A bill to require a 24-hour waiting period for abortions is headed to Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s desk. The Senate voted 26-13 for the measure Friday after about an hour of debate.
The city of Gainesville closed Cofrin Nature Park in order to complete a restoration project on Beville Creek. The goal of the project is to repair the eroding shoreline and provide new areas to the creek where wildlife can gather. The park is slated to reopen sometime in the fall.
University of Florida football player J.C. Jackson has been released on $150,000-bond. Jackson was arrested Monday after turning himself in for his involvement in an armed robbery.
A new law in Florida could help students save money on expensive textbooks. The bill looks to eliminate the sales tax from textbooks to give students a break on the hundreds they already spend on required texts.
University of Florida professor John Schueller, Ph.D., was in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for a conference was he was detained for taking photos of two embassies. Schueller returned home on Wednesday.
Debra Jordan began seeing spirits of the dead at age 10. She is now a certified spiritual medium who performs readings at the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp to connect others to their deceased loved ones.
Two bills proposing changes to existing state standings on concealed weapons and firearms in schools won favorable votes in the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. HB 4005 and HB 19 will now be put to a vote on the House floor before moving on to the state Senate.