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Gainesville parking permit prices may increase

By on February 15th, 2013 | Last updated: February 17, 2013 at 10:55 am

Residential parking permits in Gainesville may see a sharp price increase. City Commissioners are discussing a change in price because of space shortages. The process for buying permits may change, too.

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Heat limits outdoor activities for Seniors

By on August 10th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Summer is a time filled with vacations and camps, but for the elderly of Gainesville, it isn’t as easy to get out and be active. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Auriel Rolle-Polk reports the summer heat is keeping many senior citizens indoors.  

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Local shark researcher says Discovery channel’s Shark Week overplays how dangerous the animal really is

By on August 1st, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:54 pm

It’s the longest running show on cable. It drew more than 30 million viewers last year. It’s Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, which kicked-off last night.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Auriel Rolle-Polk spoke with Florida Museum of Natural History Shark […]

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Clock ticking down on debt ceiling issue

By on July 28th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:22 am

Congress has less than a week to make a decision regarding the debt ceiling crisis and local banks are feeling the pressure. President and CEO of Florida Bankers Association Alex Sanchez says people are worried about their money just as […]

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Wildfires creating smokey conditions in North Central Florida

By on June 6th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:02 am

Fifty active wildfires are creating a smokey haze across the state. Smoke from the fires on the east coast settled in as the wind blew in from the east. North Florida Wildlife Mitigation Specialist, Ludie Bond, says any amount of […]

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FCAT scores in for Alachua County 3rd graders

By on May 26th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:18 am

The Florida Department of Education released scores from the 2011 FCAT for local third-graders today. Over seventy percent of Alachua County’s third-graders were judged proficient in both reading and math. Alachua County School Board Deputy Superintendent Sandy Hollinger says slightly […]

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Camp Blanding prepares for potential emergencies

By on May 23rd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:14 am

The Florida National Guard is preparing for its annual hurricane exercise at Camp Blanding in Starke today. Florida National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Ron Tittle says they are practicing how to react in case of a hurricane. “Reestablish governmental operations to […]

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