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Possible Florida Power and Light rate raise sparks debate

By on December 13th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Florida Power and Light has requested to raise rates over the next few years.

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NASA releases Van Allen belt chorus wave sound recordings

By on December 4th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm

NASA’s Electric and Magnetic Field Instrument Suite and Integrated Science team has released interesting recordings from the Van Allen belt, a layer of protection around Earth that keeps out radiation. You can hear the sounds here.

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Progress Energy receives approval for construction cost charges

By on November 28th, 2012 | Last updated: May 16, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Though recently approved to up-charge customers to finance nuclear plant repairs and construction, a spokesman for Progress Energy assures customers that their bills will not cost more, but actually less.

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Floridians’ consumer confidence drops

By on November 27th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 3:52 pm

With the “fiscal cliff” looming, many Floridians are concerned about how their financial situations will be impacted.

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Tunnels shelter blueberries from winter weather

By on November 20th, 2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Expensive tunnels can improve blueberry yields by sheltering the crops from freezes, as well as insects and diseases.

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Gainesville Police Department has identified two men involved with motorcycle thefts

By on November 20th, 2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Suzuki GSX-R and Honda CBR motorcycles were targets of recent thefts.

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Flushing trash, other objects influences Gainesville Regional Utility rates

By on November 13th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Debris clogging values in wastewater treatment plants costs time and manpower to remove.

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Candidates campaign for Florida senate seat in Republican-heavy district

By on October 30th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Democrat Will Mazzota, a University of Florida student, and Republican Rob Bradley, a lawyer from Clay County are vying for the District 7 senate seat in the 2012 election. The majority of voters slated to vote in the Florida senate District 7 race are Republicans, but the candidates said they are both campaigning the best they can.

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Race-based student achievement goals spark controversy

By on October 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

The Florida Department of Education’s 5-year plan sets student achievement goals that differ between racial groups.

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Four cases of fungal meningitis confirmed in Marion County

By on October 9th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Four fungal meningitis cases have been confirmed in Florida, according to Gov. Rick Scott. The national outbreak of this disease, which usually results from a spread of a fungus to the spinal cord, has killed eight people.

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