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The Rev. Ron Rawls marches in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebratory parade on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024.
METRO  |  ALACHUA COUNTY

Alachua County gathers for celebratory parades of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Hundreds of Alachua County residents took to the streets Monday, commemorating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through a series of county-wide celebrations. Jan. 15 marked the 40th anniversary of Gainesville's celebration honoring King, and Micanopy’s first annual march. The events were filled with signs, speeches, awards and hotdogs. 


People board and exit an RTS bus Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by the The Hub at UF.
METRO  |  CITY COUNTY COMMISSION

UF proposes funding cuts to Gainesville Regional Transit program

 The Gainesville Regional Transit System, originally introduced in 1988, provides unlimited bus service for University of Florida students, faculty and staff.  To provide this service, UF currently contributes $13.7 million to the system. However,  a new proposal beginning July 1 would allow UF to make monthly payments of $570,000, totaling to $6.8 million, and a decreased contribution of over 50%. 


METRO  |  POLITICS ENTERPRISE

Approval of Florida recreational marijuana ballot initiative draws mixed opinions from state residents

The Florida Supreme Court approved Amendment 3 to appear on the November general election ballot April 1, an initiative that would authorize recreational marijuana for adults 21 years of age and over if approved by 60% of Florida voters. Statewide advocacy groups along with local residents, students and businesses expressed varying opinions on the potential amendment to the Florida constitution. 



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