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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Moises Reyes

Florida Alligator

Sequestration could affect education

After a year of heated debate, the U.S. Senate failed to pass both Democratic and Republican proposals to avoid automatic, across-the-board spending cuts Thursday afternoon. As a result, the $85 billion cuts, known as the sequester, took effect at midnight.

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UF Amnesty International and UF Students for Justice in Palestine created “The 70 Balloon Project” on the Plaza of the Americas on Thursday afternoon. The 70 balloons represent the 70,000 Syrians killed since the start of the Syrian Revolution.



Luke Kemper, 30, enjoys a cold beer while he explains the brewing process Friday afternoon at Swamp Head Brewery, 3140 SW 42nd Way.



Janet Blakney, a 59-year-old Regional Transit System bus driver, pays $3.95 a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline at the Citgo at the corner of North Main Street and Northeast Eighth Avenue.


Finishing Touches

Local artist Marco Razo, 50, puts some finishing touches on his latest painting at Sweetwater Print Co-Op, 117 S. Main St., Saturday afternoon. His new exhibition, Meditaciones de un Quijote (Meditations of a Quixote), is opening Feb. 19 at the Hippodrome Gallery, 25 SE Second Place.

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