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‘It’s Not Just Talk’: Friendship Seven To Discuss Progress Since Inequity Report At Town Hall

The Alachua County branch of the NAACP and the United Church of Gainesville’s Racial Justice Task Force are sponsoring a town hall called “Understanding Racial Inequities: Where Are We Now?” at 4 p.m. in the Thelma Boltin Center, at 516 NE Second Ave.

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Residents ‘In The Dark’ Over GRU’s Response To Power Outages, Information Updates

The thunderstorm that pounded Gainesville on Friday morning left more than 38,000 customers without power. Yet by 9 p.m., 6,538 were still without refrigeration, air conditioning or hot water. Residents expressed frustration with GRU’s information shutdown at 9 p.m. on Friday, and some residents did not get their power restored …

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Gainesville’s Independent Bookstores Look To Beat The Odds Against Challenges From National Cyber Chains

Since the 2011 closure of the national bookstore chain, Borders, the future of retail bookstores looked grim. The competitive world of online book sales and e-readers have forced bookstores to adapt. Third House Books and Coffee, 113 N Main St., is one such independent bookstore in Gainesville planning on further changes. …

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