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Mental Health Homeless Population To Receive More Aid

Residents set up their belongings under the pavilion at Grace Marketplace shelter on Wednesday. The shelter, located off Waldo and NE 39th Avenue, provides temporary support for those without concrete living arrangements in Gainesville.

The City of Gainesville and Alachua County Commission discuss implementation of an outreach program for the local homeless population who suffer from mental health issues. The program would provide funding a new locations for residents to live, and a specialized health professional will work closely with the population.

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Fish Deaths At Wal-Mart Raise Concern For Living Conditions

At the Wal-Mart on Northwest 23rd Street in Gainesville, a Betta fish lays dead at the bottom of its bowl on the front display. Gainesville resident Jade Floyd said other betta fish also looked sickly and neglected. Photo courtesy of Jade Floyd

Betta fish deaths at a local Wal-Mart have raised concern from an Alachua County resident. However, PETA and betta fish experts say that the small containers that the fish tend to be kept in are not ideal for them in any store, because it makes them more vulnerable to temperature fluctuations and sullied water.

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