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The City of Gainesville, as of last February, has been declared a "Welcoming City". (Photo via Michael Rivera)

Gainesville Mayor Poe Counters Trump’s Immigration Stances with Message of Inclusivity

February 5, 2017 at 12:01 am 0 comments

Within a few days of President Trump’s inauguration, Lauren Poe, Mayor of the City of Gainesville, restated his support for making Gainesville a “safe haven for all people”. Going back to last November, in the aftermath of Trump’s election, Mayor Poe, a registered Democrat, has repeatedly attempted to make it clear that Gainesville,Read More

Locals Step Up Activism in Wake of Trump’s Inauguration

Locals Step Up Activism in Wake of Trump’s Inauguration

February 4, 2017 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

In the wake of what many agree was one of the most chaotic and fragmented presidential elections in American history, numerous protests and demonstrations have occurred within both the City of Gainesville and the University of Florida community. On November 19, over 1,500 people attended a rally dubbed the “Freedom FromRead More

Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham. (Photo courtesy of the City of Ocala)

Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham Reinstated

January 18, 2017 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry The Ocala City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to reinstate Police Chief Greg Graham, after an independent legal counsel recommended his reinstatement in a report released earlier this month. Graham had requested to be placed on paid administrative leave until the end of an investigation into accusations from threeRead More

Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham (FL-02). (Public domain photo courtesy U.S. House of Representatives)

2018: An Early Look at Potential Florida Gubernatorial Candidates

January 18, 2017 at 11:42 am 0 comments

The 2018 race for the Florida governor’s mansion is beginning to ramp up as candidates, both declared and prospective, are beginning to make efforts to appeal to voters statewide. On the Democratic side, all-but-announced candidate Rep. Gwen Graham has taken several steps towards officially kicking off a run for theRead More

The Alachua County NAACP is offering free rides to voters on election day. Black votes across the state are up compared to 2012. (Ramsey Touchberry/WUFT News)

Florida NAACP Chapters Offer Free Rides to Polls

November 7, 2016 at 3:19 pm 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry Gainesville, Fla. – The Alachua County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will be offering voters free rides to their nearest polling locations tomorrow. Thirty to forty volunteers with the Alachua County NAACP will use their own vehicles to drive voters to the polls,Read More

Florida Votes 2016: Dixie County Schools Superintendent

Florida Votes 2016: Dixie County Schools Superintendent

November 1, 2016 at 11:49 am 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry Dixie County residents will be heading to the polls this November to decide who will become their new superintendent of schools. The candidates for the open seat are: Jim Green Jr., Cheryl Pridgeon and Mike Thomas. Jim Green Jr. Green is an ordained minister who was bornRead More

The Alachua County NAACP is offering free rides to voters on election day. Black votes across the state are up compared to 2012. (Ramsey Touchberry/WUFT News)

Florida Counties Alachua, Marion Begin Early Voting

October 26, 2016 at 2:00 am 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Early voting is now underway in many counties in the north-central Florida area. However, not all counties offer the same accessibility to the polls. This election Marion County has nine early voting locations, which comes out to 1 for every 59,000 of the county’sRead More

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Do Third Party Candidates Deserve a Spot on the Debate Stage?

October 3, 2016 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry The two major party candidates recently squared off in the first of three presidential debates, leaving out third party candidates like Libertarian Gary Johnson. To some, this isn’t fair and believe he should be included. In order to qualify for the debates, candidates have to pass a fewRead More

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Follow-Up Audit Shows City of Hampton Still Has Work To Do

September 15, 2016 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry Once labeled “the most corrupt city in America,” Hampton has made strides during the past two years to clean up its act. Still, a new state audit shows there’s still work to be done in the Bradford County city of about 500, and city clerk Mary Lou Hildreth said she’sRead More

Chloe Goldbach, Campaign Platform for Alachua County Commission

Chloe Goldbach, Campaign Platform for Alachua County Commission

August 22, 2016 at 12:12 am 0 comments

By: Chloe Goldbach – Campaign Platform for Alachua County Commission District 5 • A brief bio Eight years ago, I moved to Alachua County to attend the University of Florida. It is now my home where I work as a biomedical engineer, while studying to pursue a career in socialRead More