Government and politics

Deadline to participate in end-of-month elections

The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections office is buzzing this morning with voters registering to take part in elections at the end of this month. Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter says it is the last day to register, but the elections office will accept applications all day. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/CARPENTER4.mp3] The city …

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Open seat in Ocala calling for candidates

Qualifying for the open Ocala District 3 City Council seat is underway, and Marion County Assistant Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox expects interest in the seat to be high. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/WILCOX1.mp3] He says part of the interest in the seat may be driven by economic concerns or other special interests that …

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New Ocala parking proposal could bring several changes

Ocala’s Municipal Development Executive Director Marc Mondell says the city’s new parking enforcement  proposal will come before the city council on December 20th. Among other things it will change first time parking offenses to warnings rather than tickets and no longer allow shuffling between parking spaces when time expires. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/QAMondell.mp3]

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The race for the GOP nomination opens up

With the upcoming Republican caucus in January, the GOP candidate race is still reeling from Herman Cain’s withdrawal.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange reports, the withdrawal is opening doors for other potential Republican nominees. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SDCainWrapFinal.mp3]

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Gainesville residents on mail move: return to sender

The United States Postal Service is looking for feedback on plans to move mail processing out of Gainesville. WUFT-FM’s Daniel Landesberg says area residents, so far, are not happy. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/POSTALWRAP.mp3] US Postal Service Spokesman Stephen Seewoester says the relocation would save money and increase efficiency, but Postal Service Electronic Technician …

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Noise level policy is making noise in Gainesville

The Gainesville Public Safety Committee and Gainesville Police Department are reviewing the city’s policy towards noise from outdoor concerts.  Complaints aired at a meeting last night stemmed from a concert held at “The Vault” nightclub in September. The noise was under the city’s legal decibel limit but local residents say …

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