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OPINION

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

In the past few months, we’ve been told by government officials and major media outlets that we must stay in our homes because of a pandemic that is so deadly that large numbers of people will die if we go out to eat, go to church, or operate our small (“non-essential”) businesses. Suddenly, though, the same officials and news sources that have been dedicated to amplifying every frightening aspect of COVID-19 are completely unconcerned about large numbers of people gathering to demand various systemic changes after the video of George Floyd’s killing went viral.

If you find yourself questioning the mainstream narratives that are driving government policy and civil unrest, you are probably looking for news sources you can trust. 

Here at Alachua Chronicle, we’re dedicated to bringing you the truth about local news stories, separating news from opinion, and backing our opinions with facts and data. We don’t have the manpower to cover everything, so our top priority is reporting on the meetings of the Gainesville City Commission and Alachua County Commission. It’s important that you know what those elected officials do and say, so they can be held accountable.

We’ve also provided daily updates on the local COVID-19 statistics. If you read Alachua Chronicle, you are FAR more educated on the local situation than most of your elected officials, based on their statements in public meetings.

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