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New Bill Could Protect Florida Children From Identity Theft

By on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm

The Keeping IDs Safe Act could help protect Florida children from identity thieves by allowing parents to freeze children’s credit records.

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Gainesville Businesses Hope to Learn from Experience

By on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm

In the first of four Company Lifestyle workshops the Florida Works and the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce hosted, local business met Friday with other successful business owners to discuss strategies, address issues in the workplace and establish a network of support.

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Senators Discuss Immigrant Tuition Equity On UF’s Campus

By and on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Senators spoke on a panel at the University of Florida to discuss tuition equity for immigrants with students, faculty and community members.

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Mold Outbreak Closes Alachua County Fire Rescue Station

By on October 9th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 10:37 am

The Alachua County Fire and Rescue Station 19 on Southwest 43rd Street and Southwest 20th Avenue has been closed because of a mold outbreak.

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Abused LGBT Partners Now Have An Alachua County Support Group

By on October 8th, 2013 | Last updated: October 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm

The Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center will run a 10-week support group for LGBT victims of intimate partner violence.

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Why Some Florida Big Cat Owners Disagree About Breeding, Public Contact With Cubs

By and on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: December 5, 2013 at 12:14 am

A petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture from several animal rights groups is seeking a federal ban on licensees who allow the public to have direct or physical contact with big cats, bears, or nonhuman primates of any age, as well as breeding them. Not every Florida big cat owner agrees with the proposed regulations.

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Gainesville’s Weekend Burglary Crimes Seemingly Linked To Nationwide Spree

By on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: September 30, 2013 at 5:26 pm

The Gainesville Police Department is investigating a string of recent crimes that fit a national trend called Felony Lane Gang, where burglars break into cars and steal visible purses in an attempt to gain access to owners’ bank accounts.

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Number Of Women-Owned Businesses Growing In Gainesville, Statewide

By on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: September 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Gainesville and the state of Florida are leaders in the number of women-owned businesses in the country, according to a report from American Express. The number of women-owned businesses increased 59 percent between 1997 and 2013.

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Gainesville Sentiment Still Mixed On Eighth Avenue Bike Lane Trial Period

By on September 25th, 2013 | Last updated: September 26, 2013 at 8:55 pm

The trial period is meant to see how the lane changes will affect traffic flow and safety. The city is monitoring driver, cyclist and pedestrian activity and will examine results once the trial concludes in late November.

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Florida Home Sales Rise, Alachua County Follows Suit

By on September 21st, 2013 | Last updated: September 23, 2013 at 8:44 am

Recent statistics show the housing market in Alachua County is bouncing back from the start of the nation’s recession in 2007.

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