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Gainesville Swears In New Postmaster

Daniel E. Becker was sworn in as Gainesville’s newest postmaster on Thursday morning in front of the city’s general mail facility. Becker has more than 23 years of experience working for the United States Postal Service.

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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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School Choice Week Brings Public School Battle To Gainesville

A fourth-grade teacher in Gainesville recently asked Mayor Lauren Poe to help get National School Choice Week declared as Gainesville Public School Week instead. Meanwhile, Florida charter and private schools are hosting open-house events as more parents across the nation are turning to such options over the public schools their children are zoned for.

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