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Florida governor heads to Spain to drum up business

Despite the bad economic situation in Spain, Gov. Rick Scott is leading more than 60 business leaders and state officials there for a five-day business development mission. One of those businesses is CZA Incorporated, an organization that helps multi-national corporations integrate into the U.S. market. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with …

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UF students to see fee increase

University of Florida students will be seeing their fees raising this coming semester. The UF board of trustees approved a $2-per-credit-hour fee over a conference call earlier this afternoon. The fee would increase from $4.76 to $6.76. The fee increase does not apply to graduate students. After a roll call, newly appointed …

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Out-of-state congressional donations on the rise

It’s happening in several congressional races, in states like Nebraska, Montana and Ohio. Millions of dollars from out-of-state donors and outside groups are fueling candidates’ war chests. Last week in Indiana, outside money helped Richard Mourdock beat out six-term incumbent Senator Dick Lugar in the GOP primary.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip …

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Florida Supreme Court justices stir controversy

Three Florida Supreme Court justices have been drawing some controversy recently after having suspended oral argument on a case in order to fill out paperwork for their retention election campaigns. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports on what exactly caused the delay, and why some are calling for an investigation …

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Derby winner trained in Williston

The last few days have been busy and exciting for Eisaman Equine in Williston.  That operation broke and did the initial training for Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports on the training that helped pave the way to that Derby win.

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National security a year after the death of Osama bin Laden

It’s been a year today since the Navy Seals mission that ended with the death of Osama bin Laden.  So how is the U.S. fairing in its war on terror? Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with former Florida Governor and longtime U.S. Senator Bob Graham, who chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee in the years immediately following the September …

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