Home / Untold Florida: Your Neighborhood, Your Story (page 17)

Untold Florida: Your Neighborhood, Your Story

Too often, local media miss the mark, leaving important issues untold. We want to tell your story, from your community. What are you curious about in your neighborhood? Click here or text 352-458-4434 to tell us about it.

December, 2017

  • 20 December

    Fairer Future

    The energy burden facing Gainesville's low-income residents is not inevitable.

  • 19 December

    Energy Burden: Reaching Out

    Many Gainesville residents may not realize how much low-income families struggle to pay utility bills here. A small but committed corps has worked on the problem for years. But ultimately, solving the energy burden will take the larger community and core fixes, from affordable housing to transportation.

  • 15 December

    Energy Burden: The Power of Irma

    Gainesville residents did not have equal access to energy and water in the wake of the hurricane; the reasons stretch back to the city's historic development roots.

  • 15 December

    With Half A School Year Left, Will Hawthorne’s Only High School Make the Grade or Close?

    Once Hawthorne Middle/High School in May earned a D rating on the state accountability report, school officials chose the option to try one last time to improve its score to a C. Another D or worse, and the school closes.

  • 14 December

    Energy Burden

    Energy comes at a much greater cost for Gainesville’s poor, from the portion of income spent on utilities to the number of days without power after Hurricane Irma. A special report on why the poor pay more, and what we can do.​

  • 11 December

    No Easy Street

    Homeless families face continuous pressure to find a permanent home. Sandy’s family transitioned out of a shelter and into a home, but their struggles don’t end there.

  • 7 December

    A Man And His Mission

    Micanopy Pastor Chris Stokes wants to honor his late mother and son with 'a Christmas present to the community.'

  • 6 December

    Alachua County Commission Takes First Step to Fixing Legacy Flood Issues

    Flooding issues have persisted in certain parts of the county for years. Some residents have lost their homes to flooding multiple times.

  • 6 December

    Newberry Lynchings: Should They Be Memorialized?

    Alachua County is considering whether to memorialize the lynchings that happened in the area between the years of 1891 and 1926.

  • 1 December

    Find Out Florida: When Were There Cattle Drives Along Main Street in Gainesville?

    Back in the late 19th century and early 20th century, cattle used to roam freely on ranches around Florida, grazing on thousands of acres of public and private land.