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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.

Reaching out to help those in need in Marion County

Project Hope is an organization that began in 2006. Today it is housing families and expanding its services in Ocala. The organization will be purchasing an apartment complex to house homeless families. Project Hope of Marion County will soon be the owner of Knight Apartments with the recent approval of …

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Ex-felons may receive help to get back on track

Ex-felons now have more opportunities available to help themselves. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Jones reports, the Florida Senate unanimously passed legislation to help get ex-convicts back on the right track. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FelonRightsWrap.mp3]

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Veterans share opinions on war

They hope to share a real perspective on war, from those fighting it. The Community Coalition Against War and Terrorism and several Santa Fe College student groups will host a forum for veterans to speak out tonight, and Coalition Spokesman Pierce Butler says they welcome all points of view on …

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Hernando County fallen Marine comes home

On Thursday, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office as well as members of the honor guard and other personnel will be joining the family of a fallen soldier to escort Corporal Jonathan Taylor’s body through Brooksville and up into the County. Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Heather Yates says the procession …

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Preschoolers march for charity

Preschoolers from the Santa Fe College Little School spent their morning raising money for March of Dimes. The children walked through the Santa Fe campus with buckets collecting donations for an hour. Santa Fe Little School Director Karen Bennett says this mini-walk is just the beginning. “Our specific march today …

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