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Emily Burris

Florida political expert examines presidential polls

A series of recent polls by Quinnipiac University, CBS News and The New York Times found voters favoring President Obama.   In Pennslyvania, Florida and Ohio, more voters said Obama cares about the needs and problems of people like them than said the same of Romney. And voters in each state …

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Girls Place receives $30,000 grant

Girls Place of North Central Florida received some exciting news today.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris reports, the after-school and summer day camp center received a generous grant to fund some much-needed new purchases.  

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UF, Independent Florida Alligator feuding over racks

The University of Florida and the Independent Florida Alligator are at odds over whether or not the student newspaper can continue to offer its publications on campus in their signature freestanding orange, branded newspaper racks.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris reports, the independent student newspaper says this is a …

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Dairy, cattle industries affected by drought

In what has become one of the most widespread droughts in decades, over half the country is now in stages of drought or extremely dry conditions. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris reports, Florida’s cattle and dairy industries are at the mercy of the country’s corn crop as a large …

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Mosquitoes more trouble after tropical weather

While the water from tropical storm Debby continues to drain out of North Central Florida, people may soon see a new problem from all of that wet weather.  WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris reports on increasing mosquito populations finding it easier to breed in Debby’s wake.  

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Swimmers and boaters should avoid activities on the Santa Fe River

Flooding along the Santa Fe River is expected to persist well into next week, and Alachua County’s Department of Environmental Protection is advising people to be extremely cautious of dangerous conditions in the river and flooded areas.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris spoke with Environmental Protection Director for Alachua County, Chris …

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