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Alachua County

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  • State Board grants waivers to two F charter schools

     
    Two F-rated charter schools (one in Alachua County and one in Escambia County) were granted waivers this morning that will allow them to remain open, despite getting two F's in a row on Florida's school report card. The State Board granted thewaivers...
  • Political consultants, secret donors, and the joke that is Florida campaign-finance law

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Cockroaches have a survival instinct to scurry from the light. And so do some of Florida’s highest-paid elections lawyers and consultants, who have done their darnedest this year to cover up the financing behind their advertising...
  • As Sink and Scott sprint to the finish, GOP beat Democrats in early voting

     
    GAINESVILLE — Democrat Alex Sink and Republican Rick Scott crisscrossed Florida to scrounge for pockets of votes Monday in a gubernatorial contest hinging on whether Sink can capture enough independents and GOP voters to survive the ant...
  • Retiree health costs: More businesses, governments sign up for federal help

     
     Thirty more businesses and local government agencies in Florida have signed up for help paying medical costs of their early retirees — people who aren't yet eligible for Medicare. Created by the Affordable Care Act,  the Early Re...
  • Teacher gets in JD’s grill after tenure hearing: ‘I got screwed’

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate Budget Committee passed a controversial teacher tenure billWednesday after limiting testimony and debate to 40 minutes — and apparently drawing the ire of several teachers who had made the trek to speak against the...
  • Churches petition Attorney General over foreclosures

     
    A group of faith community leaders will submit a petition to theState Attorney'sOfficein Orlando Friday morning requesting that Florida Attorney General Pan Bondihold banks accountable for their role in the mortgage crisis that has caused an avalanche...
  • Teachers won’t get tenure, but charter schools will

     
    Teachers in Florida will have no job security under the merit pay bill that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law last week, butcharter schools can get 15 year guaranteed contracts under legislation in the works. And both will have to do a really good job to...
  • UF hosting 4th annual Gator Charity Challenge

     
    With the start of football just weeks away, the Gators are getting together for some fun for a good cause. UF will host the fourth annual Gator Charity Challenge on Friday at 7 p.m. at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, pitting teammates against each other as they...
  • Seminole pulling plug on stormwater bills

     
    Money has been going down the drain for an expense that theSeminole School Boardnow has discovered itdoesnot have to pay. Based on a recent court ruling, Superintendent Bill Vogel has recommended that the School Board pull the plug on payments to...
  • Seminole Dems to rally, but need to import elected speakers

     
    The Seminole County Democratic Executive Committee plans a big dance-themed dinnerrally Saturday to kick off Democrats' election campaigns there this year with an impressive list of speakers — but none actually from Seminole County, where elected...
  • Gainesville Superfund site moves forward

     
    Final Cleanup Plan Approved for Cabot Carbon/Koppers Superfund Site in Gainesville. ATLANTA – Feb. 2, 2011) A final cleanup plan, formalized in a document known as the Record of Decision (ROD), has been signed by EPA for the Cabot Carbon/...