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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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Gov. Rick Scott Announces Investment Of $37 Million For Water Quality Projects

By on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 11:57 am

The announcement at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka comes on the heels of a commitment of more than $130 million to restore estuaries in South Florida.

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In the News: Cold weather affects spring breakers, Levy County nuclear plant moves forward, Gov. Rick Scott demands investigation, Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage arguments

By on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 27, 2013 at 11:40 am

Cold weather leaves beaches empty during spring break, Levy County nuclear power plant plans continue forward, Gov. Rick Scott requests an investigation on the “Jesus”-stomping incident at Florida Atlantic University and the Supreme Court continues to hear arguments regarding the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.

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