Local labor union representatives gathered in front of Gainesville City Hall on Thursday to protest a bill that would allow Gov. Ron DeSantis to appoint an independent governing board for Gainesville Regional Utilities.Read More »
Gainesville’s kratom community weighs in on state legislation to raise the minimum age to 21
CLARIFICATION: This article has been updated to clarify statements from Mai Kai to show they do not serve kratom to minors. ___ The Florida Legislature’s second recent endeavor in regulating kratom, an herbal extract that creates effects similar to stimulants and sedatives, won unanimous approval in the House of Representatives …Read More »
Do you have what it takes to join the Alachua County Crisis Center?
From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, Lindsey Jones oversees the funding of University of Florida research projects as a grant administrator. Back in December of 2021, she would set aside four hours at home and wait for the phone to ring, ready to help the distressed person who …Read More »