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State’s unemployment rate drops to lowest in three years

By on March 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:43 pm

New numbers out today from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity show the unemployment rate has decreased in the state, falling to 9.4%. That’s the lowest it’s been in three years. Regionally, Workforce Connection reports the rate in Citrus, Levy […]

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Child Advocacy Center sets up “Pinwheels for Prevention”

By on March 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:43 pm

April 1 marks the beginning of child abuse awareness month, and every year the community marks it with a major display. Chris Peralta spoke with Child Advocacy Center Director of Development Margot Wilder about the display, as well as about the broader […]

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Florida counties to pick up Medicaid costs

By on March 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Governor Rick Scott has signed a bill that will require county governments to pay more than $300 million in unpaid Medicaid bills. In the case of Marion County, that means paying $3.6 million.  Chris Peralta spoke with Marion County Commissioner Stan […]

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Legal questions raised over new practice by employers seeking Facebook access of applicants

By on March 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Job applicants typically are asked to hand over resumes, cover letters, and contact information by prospective employers, but increasingly, they are also being asked to hand over the login credentials to their Facebook accounts. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with University […]

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Local St. Patrick’s Catholic Church celebrates patron saint’s feast day

By on March 16th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:38 pm

As St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated throughout the world, locally, St. Patrick’s Parish in Gainesville is also planning celebrations. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with St. Patrick’s Church Pastor Roland Julian about the holiday, what it means in the […]

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Controversy surrounds Putin win in Russian election

By on March 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin emerged victorious in elections for the Russian presidency held over the weekend. Putin, who has been a major figure in Russian politics for many years, was elected to a third term, after he held the […]

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City commission candidates Poe and Skop share their visions for Gainesville

By and on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Lauren Poe and Nathan Skop are facing off for the At-Large 1 seat on the Gainesville City Commission. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta report, both candidates have ideas and plans they would like to realize for the city, if elected.

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Armed robbers hold up Bank of America on Newberry Road

By and on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:05 pm

An area bank was robbed at gunpoint this morning. The Bank of America on Newberry Road in Gainesville was robbed at around 9:30 a.m.  Alachua County Sheriff’s Spokesperson Art Forgey says the the robbers were armed with a shotgun. Forgey […]

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The emotional and realistic fallout of viral videos

By on February 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm

A racially-charged video made this week by two former Gainesville High School students went viral, bringing the issue of cyberbullying and the targeting of groups through the web. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with Shands’ PALS program coordinator Susan […]

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Investigation continues into shooting death in Clay County meth lab bust

By on February 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:19 pm

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is now involved in the investigation of a fatal methamphetamine lab bust in which a detective was killed. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Communications Coordinator Keith Kameg says the FDLE is providing support on […]

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