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Alachua County Health Department promotes National HIV Testing Day

By on June 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:52 am

Today is National HIV testing day and the CDC has launched new efforts to increase the availability of HIV testing. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris reports, better testing is a critical step towards more effective treatment and better results [...]

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Assessing insurance coverage after damage from Debby

By on June 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:53 am

At the beginning of each summer’s storm season, we’re often reminded of the dangers severe weather in Florida can bring.  For some Floridians, Tropical Storm Debby has caused damaging flooding and winds.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris  spoke with Department [...]

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Gainesville City Commission considering formal opposition to county tax

By on June 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:45 am

In a meeting yesterday Gainesville city commissioners said they’re still unhappy with the county’s proposed transportation sales tax. The three-quarter-cent sales tax which should be on the ballot this fall currently alots just under 24% of the revenue to the city of Gainesville, [...]

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Assessing the importance of the Latino vote in the presidential race

By on June 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:45 am

Yesterday presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a Florida convention of the National Association of Latino Elected and Apointed Officials, and President Obama spoke to the same conference today.   Their attention shows the Latino vote in Florida is becoming an [...]

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Ecotourism still strong in Florida

By on June 20th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Many areas of North and Central Florida are home to natural springs, lakes, beaches, trails and other natural lands.  As the economy took a turn for the worse, the state’s parks and ecotourism offerings became attractive options as they are [...]

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President Obama proposes major immigration changes

By and on June 15th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:59 am

Earlier today the Secretary of Homeland Security and the President announced that they will stop deporting the children of undocumented immigrants and begin giving work permits to younger people who came to the U.S. as children. This decision will affect as many as 800,000 [...]

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Not your mother’s bath salts

By on June 13th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm

The synthetic drug known as “Bath Salts” is believed to be the cause of the recent horrific incident in Miami when 31-year-old Randy Eugene attacked 65-year-old Ronald Poppo, chewing parts of his face. As Florida’s 89.1′s Emily Burris reports, the [...]

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UF budget gets OK from trustees

By on June 8th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 3:06 pm

In a meeting today, the University of Florida Board of Trustees discussed the future of the university’s budget and whether or not increase tuition.  As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris reports, while some cuts will be going into effect in [...]

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Marion county horse out of Triple Crown chase

By on June 8th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 3:06 pm

The thoroughbred racehorse I’ll Have Another has dropped out of the Belmont Stakes this weekend. His trainer said earlier today he has the start of some tendonitis in the left front leg. The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company sold I’ll Have [...]

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Missing Gainesville High School teen found safe

By on June 1st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:05 am

A Gainesville High School student who had been missing since last Friday has been found.  According to the Gainesville Police Department, 16-year-old Marissa DeVito was found alive and safe today in a Gainesville apartment complex.  GPD spokeswoman Corporal Angelina Valuri says Marissa was staying [...]

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