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In The News: Florida Prison Uses Brutal Discipline, A Florida County Keeps Red Light Cameras, Amendment to Limit Gay Adoptions, Ted Cruz Announces Presidential Campaign

By , , and on March 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 23, 2015 at 9:20 am

Disciplinary Methods Become Brutal In Florida Panhandle prison. – A Florida correctional facility located in the Panhandle has become known as one of the most violent prisons in the state. The disciplinary actions evolved from being an act of correction […]

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Gainesville City Commission Passes Ordinance On Synthetic Drugs

By on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 7:53 pm

The Gainesville City Commission passed an ordinance banning synthetic drug use, adding a section to the current Code of Ordinances that clarifies what a synthetic drug is and providing penalties for possession, production and sale. The sweeping ban on the drugs allows law enforcement to more easily enforce the prohibition.

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City of Gainesville Candidates Announced for March Election

By on January 24th, 2014 | Last updated: January 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Ten candidates, including two incumbents, are seeking office.

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State Organization Announces Plans to File Lawsuit Challenging Florida’s Same-Sex Marriage Laws

By on January 21st, 2014 | Last updated: January 23, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Equality Florida, a state organization advocate for LGBT rights, has partnered with six same-sex couples to challenge Florida’s same-sex marriage laws.

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After Two Years Without, Yankeetown May Be Closer to Finding a Mayor

By on January 15th, 2014 | Last updated: January 16, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Residents of Yankeetown have been divided by a long-standing feud over potential developments. The town currently has no mayor because no one wants to take on the responsibility of leading a divided town.

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In The News: Latvala Raised $130K, SeaWorld’s Business Booms, Puerto Rico Quake Might Mean Tsunami, St. Augustine Digs Deep

By on January 13th, 2014 | Last updated: January 13, 2014 at 11:05 am

Chris Latvala now at $130K raised for HD 65 race – SaintPetersBlog – Republican Chris Latvala brought in more than $130,000 in bid for seat surpassing all of his opponents in Florida House District 67 covering much of Northwest Pinellas […]

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Turnover In North Florida 8th Circuit And Bradford County Judge Positions

By on November 5th, 2013 | Last updated: November 6, 2013 at 3:17 pm

After the death of Judge Johnny R. Hobbes and the retirement of David A. Glant, one circuit court judge position has been filled, but one remains and must be filled by Dec. 2.

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It’s Now Really Easy To See Most Florida Public Officials’ Net Worth

By on September 21st, 2013 | Last updated: September 23, 2013 at 9:59 am

This year’s Florida ethics reform has provided the public unique and easy access to its civil servants’ financial holdings. Citizens no longer need to request the information from state and county agencies; they can click and scroll through the information online.

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What Ed Braddy Accomplished In His First 100 Days

By on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 10:19 am

Braddy and his colleagues talk about what’s been done in the first 100 days, and what may be to come for Gainesville under Braddy’s direction.

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