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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.
Senators spoke on a panel at the University of Florida to discuss tuition equity for immigrants with students, faculty and community members.
The Alachua County Fire and Rescue Station 19 on Southwest 43rd Street and Southwest 20th Avenue has been closed because of a mold outbreak.
The Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center will run a 10-week support group for LGBT victims of intimate partner violence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recent statistics show the housing market in Alachua County is bouncing back from the start of the nation’s recession in 2007.
The Vietnam War may have ended 38 years ago, but local veteran Bob Barnas is rallying the troops – this time for a new chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America in Gainesville.