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4 leading public-health experts describe what it would take for them to fully return to normal life

A couple take a selfie as Madison Square Garden reopens for a full-capacity concert in New York City on June 20, 2021. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Insider asked four public-health experts what it would take for them to fully return to their pre-pandemic lifestyles. Some are holding out for specific COVID-19 case rates or vaccination thresholds. Others are waiting to hear about fewer cases among their extended social networks. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's the quest...
Tags: Science, News, New York City, US, Trends, Thailand, South Africa, Delta, New Orleans, University of Florida, Salt Lake City, Birmingham, Louisiana, Anthony Fauci, University Of Alabama, Madison Square Garden


Live music in Alachua County for Sept. 17-23, 2021

Live musical performances planned for this week include The Medicine Show, Moondog and Don Austin.        [Author: The Gainesville Sun]
Tags: Religion, Gainesville Sun, Alachua County, Don Austin, The Gainesville Sun, The Medicine Show Moondog


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is threatening to fine counties and cities if they impose vaccine mandates

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has threatened to fine local governments if they follow the guidance of Biden's vaccine mandate and insist that employees get the COVID-19 shot. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing back against the Biden administration's vaccine mandate. DeSantis threatened to slap $5,000 fines on county and city governments if they require employees to be vaccinated. DeSantis said this would open up local govern...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Trends, New York Times, Miami, Biden, Orange County, Taylor, Gainesville, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, Alachua County, DeSantis, Florida Senate


Live music in Gainesville and Alachua County for Sept. 10-16, 2021

Live musical performances planned around town for Sept. 10-16, 2021, include the Global Jazz Quartet, Madwoman and Thunderclap.        [Author: The Gainesville Sun]
Tags: Religion, Gainesville, Gainesville Sun, Alachua County, The Gainesville Sun


Florida School Districts Don’t Flinch In Face Of Escalated Funding Threat

Try as he might, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) efforts to force schools that defied his ban on mask mandates to reverse course is doing very little, besides backfiring. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: Florida, News, Masks, Broward County, Ron DeSantis, Alachua County, Florida School, Summer Concepcion, COVID-19


Miami-Dade school board slaps down DeSantis' ban on face mask rules, becoming the third county in Florida to ignore the governor's crusade against mask mandates

In this Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 file photo, Students, some wearing protective masks, arrive for the first day of school at Sessums Elementary School in Riverview, Fla. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File The Miami-Dade county school board voted Wednesday to approve a mask requirement in schools. The requirement directly defies Gov. Ron DeSantis' ban on such policies. This comes a day after state officials voted to investigate and possibly punish two other districts. See more stories on Ins...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Trends, Board of Education, Miami Herald, Broward, Miami Dade, Ron DeSantis, Chris O Meara, Alachua County, DeSantis, Miami Dade County Public Schools, Riverview Fla, Gov DeSantis, Mask Mandate


Florida officials vote to punish school districts that defied Gov. DeSantis' ban on mask mandates

In this Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 file photo, Students, some wearing protective masks, arrive for the first day of school at Sessums Elementary School in Riverview, Fla. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File The Florida Board of Education voted Tuesday to punish two school districts that broke state law by requiring masks. Broward County and Alachua County school districts both defied Gov. Ron DeSantis' order by requiring masks in schools. It was not yet clear what penalties the districts will...
Tags: School, Florida, Politics, News, Washington Post, Masks, Trends, Tampa, Chris, Board of Education, Broward County, Ron DeSantis, Alachua County, DeSantis, Broward County School Board, Riverview Fla


Florida school administrators are risking their salaries to defy DeSantis on masks

Alachua County school board member Tina Certain tells CNN why she is prepared to risk her $40,000 salary to protect 29,000 students.
Tags: Florida, Cnn, Alachua County, DeSantis, Tina Certain


Florida doctors are exhausted and angry as the state's COVID-19 surge unleashes pandemonium inside hospitals: 'Humanly, you just break at some point'

Florida hospitals are being pushed to the brink during the state's most recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Halfpoint Images/Getty Images Florida is experiencing its most devastating COVID-19 surge yet, fueled by the Delta variant. Hospitals are being stretched to the brink once again, with mounting wait times and limited oxygen. More than a year on, doctors and medical workers told Insider about the toll this fight is exacting. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ed Jimenez w...
Tags: Florida, New York, Cdc, US, Trends, Connecticut, Delta, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Burton, Gainesville, South Florida, Schwartz, Palm Beach County, Baptist Health, Boynton Beach, Pinellas County


Gainesville's Laurence Jaffe, 98, is producing his first movie, about miracles. He says he lived through his own.

Jaffe, who produced a film about miracles, said he wants to use his profits to tackle income and education disparities in Alachua County.        [Author: The Gainesville Sun]
Tags: Religion, Gainesville, Gainesville Sun, Jaffe, Alachua County, The Gainesville Sun, Laurence Jaffe


Voters In At Least Two States Received Threatening Emails To ‘Vote For Trump Or Else’

 Voters in Florida and Alaska reported receiving threatening emails telling them to “Vote for Trump or else!” in what appear to be attempts at voter intimidation and have pushed elections officials in those states to contact law enforcement for further investigation.  TJ Pyche a spokesperson for the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections in Florida, told CNN that a flood of emails and calls on Tuesday from dozens of voters about the messages from an unknown person or group had prompted his of...
Tags: Florida, News, Russia, Cnn, Fbi, United States, Alaska, Palmer, University of Florida, Crowdstrike, Trump, Don, Dmitri Alperovitch, Alachua County, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Kristen Clarke


Florida Teen Jailed After Kicking His Mom, Punching Her in the Face & Stealing Her Car

A Florida teen was jailed after he allegedly punched his mom in the face and kicked her before stealing her car. Deputies in Gainesville County said 19-year-old Dallas Douglas was waiting with his mom to pick up his girlfriend last Saturday (Sep. 5). When the girlfriend didn’t show up, Douglas’ mom said it was time for them to go home, and that’s when things turned violent. Authorities said Douglas punched his mother in the face and kicked her to the point where she was forced to get out of the ...
Tags: Florida, Crime, News, Teens, Mugshots, Jazz, Arrested, Mom, Douglas, Gainesville Florida, Alachua County, Mugshot Madness, Gainesville County, WCJB, Dumb Teenagers, Dallas Douglas


Exotic, dangerous bird kills owner in Florida

A large, flightless and highly dangerous bird called a cassowary killed its owner in Florida, news reports said. The man was raising it and other exotic animals on his property in Alachua county in the north central part of the state, the local TV station WCLB said. The breeder, 75-year-old Marvin Hajos, fell to the ground by accident Friday and the bird attacked him, the report said.
Tags: Florida, News, Alachua County, Marvin Hajos, WCLB


Deputies: Man paid for customers’ meals before he was killed

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man who was fatally shot at a Florida Waffle House had been paying for other customers’ meals and handing out money when he was killed. Alachua County Sheriff’s officials told news reporters a female customer apparently got angry when 41-year-old Craig Arttez Brewer didn’t include her in his […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Gainesville Fla, Alachua County, Florida Waffle House, Craig Arttez Brewer


7 killed, 8 injured in crash, explosion on Florida highway

By KELLI KENNEDY FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Two big rigs and two passenger vehicles collided and spilled diesel fuel across a Florida highway Thursday, sparking a massive fire that killed seven people and injured at least eight others, authorities said. The wreck happened on southbound Interstate 75 about a mile south of Alachua, near Gainesville. The flames were fed by about 50 gallons of diesel, authorities said. Authorities initially said six had died but late Thursday night revealed a seventh v...
Tags: Florida, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, The Associated Press, Gainesville, Gainesville Sun, FHP, Florida Highway Patrol, WKMG, DeVita, Alachua County, National News, Patrick Riordan, Lauderdale Fla


3 pit bulls euthanized after killing dog, attacking woman

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Three pit bulls that attacked another dog in north Florida have been euthanized. Alachua County Commissioner Robert Hutchinson tells the Gainesville Sun that the dogs belonging to Nathaniel Petttiford often had to be tranquilized while in the county’s care because they were so aggressive. They were declared dangerous and held by […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, Gainesville Sun, Gainesville Fla, Robert Hutchinson, Alachua County, Nation & World, Nathaniel Petttiford


Unabashed Progressive Faces Off Against ‘Trump Clone’ For Florida Gov

It’s a matchup that no one expected. Running on a bold progressive platform, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum coasted to an 11th-hour victory in Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, edging out the expected nominee Gwen Graham by more than 40,000 votes. Gillum will face off against the GOP nominee who mounted a late charge to win but seen as a divisive general election prospect: Trump acolyte Rep. Ron DeSantis. Both nominees won by activating their base. The run-up to November will be a blo...
Tags: Florida, News, Congress, White House, Russia, Georgia, Fbi, Gop, Fox News, Graham, University of Florida, Dc, Jacksonville, Tampa, Bernie Sanders, Orlando


2 slain sheriff’s deputies laid to rest in Florida

TRENTON, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida sheriff’s deputies who were gunned down at a Chinese restaurant last week have been laid to rest. Alachua County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Brett Rhodenizer says funeral services concluded Tuesday afternoon for Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey at Bronson Cemetery. A viewing had been held […]
Tags: Florida, News, Alachua County, Nation & World, TRENTON Fla, Noel Ramirez, Taylor Lindsey, Sgt Brett Rhodenizer, Gilchrist County Sheriff, Bronson Cemetery


UF reimburses county for controversial speech expenses

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida has fully reimbursed Alachua County for expenses it incurred during the October Richard Spencer event. The Gainesville Sun reports that earlier in January, county commissioners voted to send UF a $302,000 bill. About $280,000 covered services by the sheriff’s office. County spokesman Mark Sexton says the check […]
Tags: News, UF, Richard Spencer, Gainesville Sun, Gainesville Fla, Alachua County, Nation & World, Mark Sexton, The University of Florida


Richard Spencer Event At University Of Florida To Cost Taxpayers $224,000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Officials in a Florida city say a speaking event featuring white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida last fall will cost taxpayers at least $224,000.The Gainesville Sun reports Gainesville city commissioners decided Thursday not to send the university a bill for costs. Alachua County officials sent the university a $302,000 bill earlier this month for its costs connected to the event. Read More → [Author: Associated Press]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, Associated Press, University of Florida, Gainesville, Richard Spencer, Gainesville Sun, Gainesville Fla, Alachua County, University Of Florida To Cost Taxpayers


White supremacist saved by black protester after being punched at anti-Nazi march

Wearing a white T-shirt emblazoned with swastikas, Randy Furniss, hands in his pockets, walked slowly through a crowd Thursday that had largely gathered to protest white nationalist Richard Spencer, who was delivering a speech at the University of Florida. Days before Florida Gov. Rick Scott, R, had warned in an executive order that a "threat of a potential emergency is imminent" in Alachua County, where the University of Florida is located, noting that prior speaking engagements involving Spen...
Tags: Florida, News, University of Florida, University Of Virginia, Spencer, Richard Spencer, Alachua County, Rick Scott R, Randy Furniss, University of Florida Days


3 Charged With Attempted Murder After Allegedly Firing On Spencer Protesters

Three men who came out to support white nationalist Richard Spencer’s Thursday speech at the University of Florida were arrested on charges of attempted murder after one of them allegedly fired at protesters, according to arrest reports from the Gainesville Police Department. Texas residents Colton Fears, William Fears and Tyler Tenbrink all were charged with attempted homicide and were being held in the Alachua County jail. Tenbrink received an additional second-degree felony charge of being a ...
Tags: Texas, News, Washington Post, University, Dallas, University of Florida, William, Charlottesville, Allegra Kirkland, Spencer, Gainesville, Colton, University of Texas, Charlottesville Virginia, Richard Spencer, Gainesville Sun


White nationalist Richard Spencer drowned out by protesters at University of Florida

Blood runs from the lip of a man wearing a shirt with swastikas after he was punched by a protester outside a University of Florida auditorium where white nationalist Richard Spencer was preparing to speak, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in Gainesville, Fla. (Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Times via AP) Randy Furniss, of Idaho, wearing a shirt with swastikas, is pulled through the line of Florida Highway Patrol officers for his safety after an angry mob followed him off the University of Florida campus in G...
Tags: Florida, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Idaho, University of Florida, Times, Charlottesville, Chris, Spencer, Gainesville, Charlottesville Virginia, Richard Spencer, Florida Times Union


Photos: The University Of Florida Prepares For Richard Spencer Speech

The University of Florida in Gainesville prepared for a Thursday afternoon speech given by noted white nationalist Richard Spencer Thursday. Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for Alachua County, where the college is located. The move gives law enforcement more latitude to cooperate for potentially violent protests.
Tags: News, University of Florida, Gainesville, Rick Scott, Alachua County


State of emergency declared ahead of white supremacist speech in Florida

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for Alachua County on Monday ahead of a speech -- and expected protests -- from prominent white supremacist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida.
Tags: Florida, Cnn, Rick Scott, Richard Spencer, Alachua County


FL Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Richard Spencer Speech At UFL

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Citing past clashes and protests, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in advance of a speech white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to give at the University of Florida. The state’s Republican governor warned in an executive order Monday that a “threat of a potential emergency is imminent” in Alachua County, in north Florida. Spencer is slated to speak at the campus on Thursday and his pending appearance has already sparked protests in...
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Florida governor declares state of emergency in advance of speech by Spencer

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/n...016-story.html Quote: Citing past clashes and protests, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in advance of a speech white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to give at the University of Florida. The state's Republican governor warned in an executive order Monday that a "threat of a potential emergency is imminent" in Alachua County, in north Florida. Spencer is slated to speak at the campus ...
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Florida declares state of emergency for white nationalist Richard Spencer

By GARY FINEOUT TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Citing past clashes and protests, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in advance of a speech white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to give at the University of Florida. The state’s Republican governor warned in an executive order Monday that a “threat of a potential emergency is imminent” in Alachua County, in north Florida. Spencer is slated to speak at the campus on Thursday and his pending appearance has already sparked ...
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Florida state of emergency declared for white nationalist

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency in advance of a speech white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to give at the University of Florida. Scott warned in an executive order Monday that a “threat of a potential emergency is imminent” in Alachua County, in north Florida. Spencer […]
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UF Receives Mosquito Traps for Graduate and Family Housing

While there are no cases of locally transmitted zika virus on the UF campus, Gainesville or Alachua County, Sharon Blansett, assistant to the associate vice president for UF student affairs, welcomes the mosquito traps as a virus-prevention measure for students living in graduate and family housing.
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