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Veterans for Peace to bring awareness about “war” through tombstone memorial

By on May 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:10 am

Memorial Day is this coming up Monday and that means the Veterans for Peace will be putting up tombstones along NW 8th Avenue in Gainesville, just east of NW 34th Street. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with president of the Gainesville […]

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Florida governor heads to Spain to drum up business

By on May 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

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 […]

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UF students to see fee increase

By on May 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

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 […]

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Out-of-state congressional donations on the rise

By on May 18th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

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 […]

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Gainesville City Commissioner Henry reflects on past six years in office

By on May 16th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:34 am

Jeanna Mastrodicasa and Sherwin Henry have served the Gainesville City Commission for six years and will be stepping down tomorrow. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with District 1 City Commisioner Scherwin Henry and had him reflect on his terms as city commissioner.

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Florida Supreme Court justices stir controversy

By on May 15th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:12 am

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 […]

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Six months out, Obama holds slight lead in swing state election polls

By on May 11th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:10 pm

A new Gallup poll shows a slight lead for President Obama’s re-election bid in key swing states that could decide the 2012 presidential election. In the latest surveys, Republican Mitt Romney holds a slender one percent lead over the president […]

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Derby winner trained in Williston

By on May 8th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm

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 […]

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National security a year after the death of Osama bin Laden

By on May 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:20 am

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 […]

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Charges become official in Florida hazing cases

By on May 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:20 am

Florida prosecutors have charged 13 people in connection with the hazing death of Florida A&M University band major Robert Champion. He died following an alleged beating aboard a band bus in a hazing ritual in November. Prosecutors say 11 people […]

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