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Urban Food: A Solution to Hunger?

Food pantries that rely on donations often face problems providing healthy food to low-resource populations. One partial solution for people who depend on food pantries in Gainesville is foraging and gardening to obtain fruits and vegetables.

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Sheriffs Sign On To Help With Immigration Enforcement

The number of Florida sheriffs who have signed agreements to participate in federal programs designed to catch undocumented immigrants in county jails has tripled, and there are currently 15 local law-enforcement agencies participating in federal immigration programs.

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Election Changes Eyed As 2018 Results Finalized

After months of mudslinging, weeks of court wrangling and days of ballot counting that again landed Florida in an unwelcome national spotlight, a state panel matter-of-factly finalized the 2018 election results in a five-minute meeting Tuesday. The certification came on time, but problems with other election-related deadlines in two large, …

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