Author Archives: Chip Skambis

With Only Four Left, UF Researchers Work to Replenish Schaus Swallowtail Population

By on June 7th, 2013 | Last updated: June 14, 2013 at 11:18 am

University of Florida scientists are hoping they have a second chance to save a rare Florida Keys butterfly.

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High Springs school gets firsthand Holocaust lesson from 95-year-old National Guard vet

By on May 21st, 2013 | Last updated: May 21, 2013 at 4:23 pm

The entire seventh-grade class at High Springs Community School also left on a field trip Tuesday morning to the Holocaust museum in St. Petersburg as part of the school’s unit on remembering the Holocaust.

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Graham says Gulf is safer since spill, but needs restoration

By on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 6:41 pm

The Oil Spill Commission Action issued its annual report card Wednesday. The report stated that the Gulf of Mexico is a safer than three years go, but there are still important things to do.

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Boston residents, those with area connections closely monitor hunt for bombing suspect

By and on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:03 pm

While Boston remains on lockdown during a search for a suspect in the Boston marathon bombing that took place earlier this week, WUFT speaks with those close to the event.

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First Amendment Foundation says redacting state-owned cellphone records ‘legally invalid’

By on April 12th, 2013 | Last updated: April 12, 2013 at 5:09 pm

The Florida Public Service Commission is refusing to release telephone records of its members involving calls it says are private, despite a court ruling that all such records are public. WUFT News is investigating whether commission members have been unduly influenced by the industries they regulate.

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Florida House of Representatives passes raise for state employees

By on April 12th, 2013 | Last updated: April 12, 2013 at 5:44 pm

The Florida House of Representatives passed House Bill 5001 Friday, giving state employees a $1,400 across-the-board pay raise. The raise has been split into two tiers: a $1,000 pay raise and $400 performance-based bonus.

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State Rep. Baxley, author of the ‘stand your ground’ law responds to today’s task force announcement

By on February 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: March 15, 2013 at 10:43 am

Florida Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-District 23) spoke with WUFT’s Chip Skambis about his response to the task force statement supporting the “stand your ground” law that he originally sponsored. The task force to review the law was appointed by the […]

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10 years after the Columbia shuttle disaster, a reporter remembers

By on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 5, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Ten years after the Columbia space shuttle crumbled to the surface of the Earth, many people still remember the day of the tragedy. One reporter reminisces on his experience at the Florida space station that was expecting the shuttle’s landing.

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Group surveys Alachua County’s homeless

By , and on January 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 11:34 am

Armed with clipboards and food for participants, volunteers with the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry collected information about this area’s homeless people.

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Majority admit to cellphone use while driving, think others doing same are a threat

By on January 25th, 2013 | Last updated: February 1, 2013 at 12:12 am

In a recent study published by AAA, drivers reported to using cellphones in the car despite knowing of the safety risks involved. Florida is one of the few states that does not ban texting and driving and a AAA director said drivers are often overconfident in their texting and driving habits.

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