In December of 2016, Mayor Lauren Poe proclaimed Gainesville a "Welcoming City" — Florida's first. But when criteria was developed the next year for cities to become certified as welcoming, local immigration advocates discovered the city was far from meeting them.Read More »
The ordinance would prohibit the relocation, removal, renaming, or any other disturbance to memorials of U.S. veterans and presidents.Read More »
Putnam Board Of County Commissioners Voted To Move A Confederate Monument. Now They’re Considering An Ordinance To Protect It.
On Confederate Memorial Day in 1924, the cornerstone was laid for a monument that, nearly a century later, has caused a twisting, emotional, yearlong debate in Putnam County with no clear end in sight.Read More »
On Saturday, history unfolded in Palatka, Florida, as the community gathered to celebrate Juneteenth as a federal holiday for the first time.Read More »
Jehad was born into a powerful family in Syria. But in America, where his asylum case has been pending for over eight years with no updates, he learned what it means to be powerless.Read More »