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In depth: Guards in schools and the costs to tax payers

By on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 16, 2013 at 12:58 pm

In response to the Sandy Hook tragedy, Florida Senate bill 514 in legislature would allow counties to create independent districts that impose taxes to pay for school safety and mental health services.

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Sheriff: Only officers should have guns in Alachua County schools

By on December 18th, 2012 | Last updated: December 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Since Friday’s shooting in Newtown, Conn., lawmakers and residents across the country are now bringing up the issue of gun control in schools. The tragedy has school and law enforcement officials reconsidering safety plans for emergencies.

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Live Oak remembers Tropical Storm Debby

By on December 18th, 2012 | Last updated: February 7, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Flooding from the storm destroyed property and shut down businesses but also brought people together.

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In wake of school shooting, one media ethicist reviews what’s happening in Newtown

By on December 17th, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm

While Friday’s elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., struck many emotions for people across the United States, the media’s coverage of the shooting faced criticism in some circles. WUFT spoke with Kelly McBride, senior faculty member in ethics, reporting and […]

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Florida’s Transparency 2.0, with $5 million taxpayer price tag, still not available to public

By on December 10th, 2012 | Last updated: December 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm

What if you could easily follow the money Florida spends on one website with ease? That’s the idea behind a budget transparency program that has been around for a year, cost $5 million in taxpayer dollars and remains under review in the Florida Senate.

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UF students assist with Hurricane Sandy recovery

By on November 19th, 2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Forty University of Florida students, two advisers and one 16-hour bus ride to New York. That’s all it took for the University of Florida’s chapter of Hillel to organize a trip to help rebuild neighborhoods damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

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Joe Biden visits Ocala ahead of Election Day 2012

By , and on November 1st, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 4:50 pm

A recap of WUFT’s social media coverage of Biden’s speech follows. http://storify.com/wuftnews/joe-biden-visits-ocala-a-week-before-election-day#publicize

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Hearing discusses nuclear plant licenses

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

A nuclear power plant license will be the discussion of a hearing Wednesday after two advocacy groups have contested the licenses. An expert review board will review the arguments and previous reviews of the application for nuclear reactor licenses.

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Gainesville braces for cold weather

By on October 29th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm

The temperature in Gainesville is expected to drop below 40 degrees Monday evening, prompting Gainesville residents to make preparations.

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Alachua sheriff race highlights opponent differences

By on October 26th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Two candidates are squaring off in the Alachua County Sheriff’s race. Both have different views for the sheriff’s office but say their experience will help them do the job well.

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