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The news isn’t all bad. There are people in Gainesville and across the rest of our slice of Florida doing good work and trying to make their community a better place. These are their stories.

Honoring King’s legacy, two lauded at downtown event

On what would have been Martin Luther King's 84th birthday, people around the nation are celebrating his life, as well as the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida hosted a variety of events today to mark the occasion at the memorial gardens bearing his name in downtown Gainesville.

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Food banks restocking

Many food banks in North Florida found their shelves emptied as they helped out people over Christmas.  Now, as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Forrest Smith reports, they are working to restock shelves, as well as bank accounts. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/12/FOODBKWEB.mp3]    

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