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Gainesville Resident Fights To Protect Free Speech

James Thompson, a Gainesville citizen, has been working to update the city's free speech laws since a contested event at Artwalk. Due to his work, procedures have been changed, but laws have not. Thompson initially planned to wait to push the issue, but thinks with the increase in demonstrations, Gainesville must clarify its position now. 

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Gun Bills Line Up In Legislature

A measure that would reduce the penalty for people who briefly display a firearm in public and make it a non-criminal offense was been filed in the House on Friday. The proposal would change what is currently a second-degree misdemeanor charge into a $25 noncriminal violation that can be paid to a county clerk of the court.

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Cash Pours Into Scott, Putnam Political Committees

At least at this point, Gov. Rick Scott and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam haven't announced plans to be on the ballot in 2018. But with Scott widely expected to run for U.S. Senate and Putnam likely to run for governor, closely aligned political committees are collecting big contributions that could help position the Republicans for their next races.

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UF Multicultural Affairs Group Vows To Hold Elected Officials Accountable Following Inauguration

UF's Multicultural and Diversity Affairs group held a live screening of Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, followed by a panel asking for more public political action. The group vows to hold elected officials accountable and said that can only be a possibility if the public is engaged in the political process.

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