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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By Rachel Crosby on January 24th, 2014 | Last updated: January 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm
Ten candidates, including two incumbents, are seeking office.
Equality Florida, a state organization advocate for LGBT rights, has partnered with six same-sex couples to challenge Florida’s same-sex marriage laws.
By Shannon Kaestle 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.
By Ashley Autumn 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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By Andrea Carroz 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.
While visiting Gainesville, former Florida governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham voiced his opinion on current issues such as the government shutdown, conflicts in Syria and Silver Springs State Park.
By Zack Peterson 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.
By Caitlin Sinett 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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