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Florida political expert examines presidential polls

By on August 1st, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:56 pm

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 [...]

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Girls Place receives $30,000 grant

By on July 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm

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

By on July 20th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:36 am

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 [...]

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Avoiding pitfalls when covering unfolding disaster stories

By on July 20th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:36 am

Since the shooting rampage at Columbine High School the country refers to the school simply as “Columbine.”  When people say Virginia Tech, one of the first images that comes to mind is the deadly shooting that occured there.  These are just two [...]

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Dairy, cattle industries affected by drought

By on July 18th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 2:56 pm

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 [...]

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Officials warn Bradford County flood victims to be wary of scams

By on July 13th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Across the state, many Floridians are turning to FEMA for help in recovering from Tropical Storm Debby’s damaging rain and resulting floods. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris reports, residents may find that applying for private and federal assistance is almost [...]

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Study finds alcohol is the new “gateway drug”

By on July 13th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm

A new University of Florida study released this week says alcohol — not marijuana — should be considered the gateway drug that can lead teens to greater drug use. UF researchers found that, of a representative sample, 72% of teens [...]

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Mosquitoes more trouble after tropical weather

By on July 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 2:56 pm

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 [...]

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Harvesting scallops a little harder because of storm

By on July 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Tropical Storm Debby might be gone, but it’s impact is still felt in many ways.  On Florida’s Gulf Coast, the storm has hindered scallop hunters’ ability to see the shellfish in the water since the storm dumped record rainfall that [...]

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Swimmers and boaters should avoid activities on the Santa Fe River

By on June 29th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:42 am

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 [...]

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