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Drug test for welfare families

By on April 18th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Senate Bill 556 has been introduced in the house and is causing a big debate. WUFT’s Empriss Campbell tells us about the bill’s new potential effect on needy families.

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Marion County parents taking advantage of new online parent portal

By on April 11th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Marion County introduced the Parent Portal earlier this year and parents are responding to the new service. WUFT’s Empriss Campbell tells about the additional features being added to the program.

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U.S. forensic anthropologists are ready to help identify bodies in Japan

By on March 14th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:10 pm

When natural disasters have occured around the world, such as the earthquake in Haiti, University of Florida forensic anthropologists have been called upon to assist with the identification of bodies. In light of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that [...]

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A federal effort to defund Planned Parenthood stirs debate

By on February 28th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Federal lawmakers are looking at cutting family services from a national organization. WUFT’s Empriss Campbell has more.

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Dream Act debate touches life of an illegal immigrant at the University of Florida

By on December 7th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Ten years ago, Illinois Senator Richard Durbin introduced the Dream Act on behalf of children brought to the United States by their parents. The Dream Act would give undocumented students brought into the U.S., under the age of 16, a [...]

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Manatees have freedom to come and go from Homosassa State Park

By on December 2nd, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm

The Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is hosting a gate-opening event on Friday (12/3/2010). The park will open an underwater gate and will allow park manatees to mingle with wild manatees. This will be the first time the [...]

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Alachua County Commission race for the District 4 seat features an incumbent against a political newcomer.

By on October 13th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:03 pm

It’s a battle between the experienced and a political newcomer in the Alachua County Commission District Four race between incumbent Cynthia Moore Chestnut and real estate agent Susan Baird. Florida’s 89.1, W-U-F-T’S Empriss Campbell previews the upcoming race.

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Two distinguished musicians to be inducted into UF Bands Hall of Fame

By on September 30th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:06 pm

The University of Florida Bands Hall of Fame will be celebrating the achievements of former UF Band Director Frank Wickes and former Color Guard Captain Londa Moorhouse tonight (September 29th). 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Empriss Campbell reports.

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Dove World pastor refuses to apologize for his plans

By on September 16th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Despite all the controversy caused by a Gainesville Pastor to burn Qurans last week, the pastor says he wouldn’t change how he went about his plans. Now the World Evangelical Alliance is calling on Pastor Terry Jones to apologize for [...]

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