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ACPS releases details for Newberry charter school vote 

Mar 8, 2024
Voting set for April 5-12 at all three Newberry schools.
Government + Politics

Gainesville votes to formalize permit work with GRU 

Mar 7, 2024
Commission gives OK for pickleball courts project.
Government + Politics

Update: Florida Legislature set to approve $38M for UF land acquisition

Mar 7, 2024
Land proposed for UF golf course.
News

Gainesville receives federal award earmarked for energy-efficiency upgrades

Mar 7, 2024
Funds come from Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program.
Government + Politics

Alachua County passes motion aimed at affordable housing, developer flexibility

Mar 6, 2024
Commissioners look to add inclusionary zoning.
Government + Politics

High Springs special election candidates give their perspectives on city issues

Mar 6, 2024
Candidate forum happening on March 18.
Government + Politics

GRU to start $50 million wastewater construction in April 

Mar 5, 2024
Initial construction to lay groundwork for $110M phase 2.
Government + Politics

Ward touts Gainesville’s accomplishments with federal funding 

Mar 4, 2024
Mayor writes op-ed in conjunction with mayors across country ahead of State of the Union address.
Government + Politics

Ward supports Curry’s decision to sack Scott

Mar 1, 2024
Mayor says GPD’s Scott will be hard to replace.
Government + Politics

Gainesville commission, GRU Authority hold first joint meeting

Feb 28, 2024
Members discussed two items with no votes.
Government + Politics

Alachua County OKs container home project at Scottish Inn

Feb 27, 2024
Pilot project to build 23 units.
Government + Politics

Seat 5 in Alachua City Commission up for election

Feb 27, 2024
Eric Ford running against incumbent Jennifer Blalock
Government + Politics

Newberry approves first reading of solar regulations update 

Feb 27, 2024
City also approves future land use, zoning for industrial business park next to NC Ranch development.
Government + Politics

Newberry recovers from holding pond sinkhole 

Feb 27, 2024
Surrounding wells test results did not raise concerns.
Government + Politics

Gainesville police chief resigns under pressure 

Feb 26, 2024
Scott to leave police department in March.
Education

Newberry Education First answers questions in town hall meeting 

Feb 24, 2024
Three more meetings to come.
Government + Politics

DeSantis presents $5.3 million in awards, speaks in Cedar Key

Feb 23, 2024
Funds aimed at infrastructure hardening after Hurricane Idalia.
Government + Politics

Gainesville OKs plan to create 30 more homeless shelter beds

Feb 22, 2024
Commission also moves forward with sale of old fire station.
Government + Politics

GRU Authority asks Florida attorney general for legal opinion 

Feb 21, 2024
Authority preps for joint meeting with Gainesville commission.
Government + Politics

Newberry school families, teachers to vote on charter option 

Feb 20, 2024
Newberry Education First parents spearhead “crusade” for better schools.
Government + Politics

Newberry cancels election for unopposed incumbents

Feb 16, 2024
Last year’s election was canceled for same reason.
Government + Politics

Gainesville aims to fix evaluations flaws: ‘Process broke down’ 

Feb 16, 2024
Attorney, manager bristle at late evaluation.
News

Gainesville redirects funds to deal with downtown homelessness 

Feb 15, 2024
Commissioners authorized $850,000 for homelessness, gun violence.
Government + Politics

Alachua County delegation bills advance, stall as session winds down

Feb 14, 2024
One request impacts 2,658 acres in Alachua County.
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