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Alachua County Prioritizes Efforts To Increase Attendance At Public Schools

Eileen Roy, chairwoman of the Alachua County School Board, has expressed concern for the low attendance rates at some local schools. “It just is shocking really,” Roy said. “We just have to do something about this absenteeism.” The average attendance rate for Alachua County public schools in the 2018-2019 school …

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Gainesville Declares State of Emergency with Climate Proclamation

Below: listen to the radio version of this story from WUFT-FM. The city of Gainesville followed the lead of over 1,200 other communities in a climate change decision: Gainesville has declared a state of emergency. Gainesville City Commissioners voted unanimously on the decision to adopt a climate emergency proclamation. The …

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Body Of 22-Year-Old Found In Little Lake Sante Fe

Bradford County Sheriff’s Office found and identified the body of James Eddie Curtis Jr. on Monday evening after the 22-year-old died in a boating accident in Little Lake Santa Fe.

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Florida Lawmakers File Anti-Gun Violence Legislation

Bold-lettered signs that read, “Stand up to the NRA”, “No NRA Money” and “Disarm Hate” floated above a crowd of Democratic legislators on the capitol’s fourth-floor rotunda on Tuesday. In a gun violence prevention press conference, freshman legislators unveiled proposed gun legislation for the upcoming session. It was organized in …

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