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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.

Campaign for fair food comes to Gainesville

Fifteen religious leaders in Gainesville signed a joint open letter to Publix Supermarkets today urging the corporation to help end what they’re calling worker abuse in Florida’s tomato fields. The letter encourages Publix to meet with the Coalition of Immokalee Worker’s Campaign for Free Food, which seeks to improve wages …

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Food bank faces summer shortage

Marion-Polk Food Share serves the two counties it is named for. As people turn their attention elsewhere during the summer months, the food bank suffers a yearly low point in food donations. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports how the group’s search for a permanent fix may help solve this …

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“Food Not Bombs” Co-Founder to visit Gainesville

Food Not Bombs Co-Founder Keith McHenry was released from Volusia County jail this morning after serving 17 days for civil disobedience. Just one day after his release, McHenry plans to make an appearance in Gainesville to talk about the Food Not Bombs movement. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana has more. …

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“Studs to Roof” Project helps injured veteran

Volunteers from Rebuilding Together North Central Florida, Sears and the local community will come together to contemplate the extensive rehabilitation of the home of veteran Bruce Garniss, his wife and three children. Corey Bachman spoke with Rebuilding Together Executive Director Melisa Miller about the ribbon-cutting ceremony which will take place …

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Marion county honors its veterans

A large crowd turned out in Marion County for the Memorial Day Service in the Veteran’s Park. At least 40-thousand veterans live in Marion county. As Jonathan Chandler reports, veterans who served in a wide variety of military service came to remember and honor those veterans who have died through …

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Soldier’s escort procession today

The following statement is from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office: Members of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office will escort the body of Private Lamarol Tucker from the Gainesville Regional Airport to Chestnut Funeral Home today. Private Tucker, of Gainesville, was killed in the line of duty while serving in Afghanistan …

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