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Education board vice chair criticizes Gov. Scott’s $10K degree challenge

By and on November 30th, 2012 | Last updated: December 3, 2012 at 2:46 pm

On Monday, Scott challenged Florida’s community and state colleges to create four-year degrees that would cost no more than $10,000. Florida Board of Education Vice Chair Roberto Martinez wrote Gov. Rick Scott a letter expressing his distaste with what he thinks is not a serious policy move.

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Gainesville City Commission moves to keep GRU under city control

By on November 16th, 2012 | Last updated: November 16, 2012 at 6:47 pm

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 […]

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Florida Democratic Party chair not seeking re-election

By on November 16th, 2012 | Last updated: November 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm

After serving as the chair of the Florida Democratic Party for two years, Rod Smith is not seeking re-election when his term ends in January.

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Early voting begins Saturday for Alachua County

By on October 26th, 2012 | Last updated: October 29, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Alachua County voters looking to avoid long lines at the polls Nov. 6 have a chance to vote early Saturday until Nov. 3. Early voters must present both picture and signature identification in order to vote.

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Nationally ranked Downtown Festival & Art Show to kickoff tonight

By on October 12th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Video story by Bailey Myers – WUFT-TV 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 […]

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Viral meningitis cases linked to steroid injections, two cases reported in Florida

By on October 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:10 pm

A rare and deadly form of fungal meningitis has killed five and sickened 47 in seven states, with two cases reported in Florida. The Florida Department of Health has identified eight facilities in Florida that received contaminated medication, three of […]

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Josh Romney speaks at UF, emphasizes importance of youth vote

By on September 21st, 2012 | Last updated: October 25, 2012 at 11:13 am

The son of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stopped by the University of Florida to talk about his father and his father’s plan for the country if elected president.

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Poll ranks Florida 45th most-livable state

By on September 14th, 2012 | Last updated: September 19, 2012 at 11:23 am

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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