Aside from this election's open votes for the executive, legislative and judicial branches, six state amendments and three county referenda will be decided by Alachua County voters. Proposed amendments require 60 percent of voter support before being approved.
As a new president waits to be chosen and an exciting electoral season nears its end, it's no surprise that many of the provisions on November's ballot have gone largely unnoticed.
They don't make fire marshall rookie cards. There are no "Fastest Extinguished" records used in fantasy leagues. And you may not see a firefighter's face in Sports Illustrated.
As the latest debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama dominates headlines across the country, one local race for the November general elections is just beginning to heat up.
Congressional testimony last week from two of the United States' top officials in Iraq has already brought about changes to the military's plans for withdrawal. But for some former troops and current enlistees enrolled at UF, the latest decisions have not changed their feelings - positive or negative - about the war.
Just a few years back, Clifton Hicks was an M1 Abrams tank operator almost 7,000 miles away in Iraq. As an active Army squad member, he'd seen buildings packed with families crumbled and burned. Watched women and children bleed and die. Killed insurgents and civilians alike.
A man who was arrested Tuesday at the Orlando International Airport on charges that he stowed the components of a pipe bomb in his luggage told investigators he had purchased the pieces in Gainesville, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday.