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Gainesville City Commission moves to keep GRU under city control

By Ben Bornstein — WUFT-FM The Gainesville City Commission made it clear at its Thursday meeting that it doesn’t want the local utility to fall under state legislative control. City commissioners voted in favor of keeping GRU under the current management, rather than have it controlled by an independent board of representatives. They also voted, at …

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Nationally ranked Downtown Festival & Art Show to kickoff tonight

Video story by Bailey Myers – WUFT-TV [jwplayer config=”News-video” file=”wuftnews/20121012ArtsFairPreview.mp4″ html5_file=”http://fms01.jou.ufl.edu/wuftnews/20121012ArtsFairPreview.mp4″ image=”http://www.wuft.org/videoupdates/files/2012/10/WUFT-Generic-Logo_final-854×480.png”] The 31st annual Downtown Festival & Art Show will begin at 8 p.m. today at the Bo Diddley Plaza with a free concert featuring University of Florida musicians. The event, which also takes place Saturday and Sunday from …

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Poll ranks Florida 45th most-livable state

According to Gallup, Florida ranks 45th in the nation in the organization's "most liveable" poll, despite what some may consider idyllic conditions.

If you’re looking to move in the near future, don’t come to Florida. That’s what a recent Gallup poll says, ranking Florida the 45th most livable state in the nation going into the future. Only five states fared worse: Arkansas, Nevada, Kentucky, Mississippi and West Virginia. Utah was No. 1.

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