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.
Players representing UF Student Affairs raised $5,000 for a local elementary school renovation project after winning a charity kickball tournament in southwest Gainesville on Saturday.
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.