Author Archives: Jessica Alpern
Some of Gainesville’s homeless express indifference about voting while others cannot vote at all.
Investigators are re-interviewing witnesses in a Hawthorne shooting that took place Wednesday. Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Art Forgey says detectives are using this information to determine what led to the death of Calvin D. Thomas. Forgey says detectives are […]
The Peck Sink restoration project to keep stormwater from reaching Hernando County’s drinking water is in its final stages. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jessica Alpern reports, the sinkhole is rumored to have been a popular swimming destination in the past, […]
One State Representative is confident this year’s state budget is better prioritized than the last. Marion County State Representative Keith Perry says the Governor’s decision to veto $473 million less than last year was well thought out. Perry says the […]
Santa Fe College Official poster of the Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival The 43rd annual Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival is taking place this weekend in downtown Gainesville’s historic district. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jessica Alpern reports, the festival puts […]
Governor Rick Scott placed his official stamp of approval on the random drug testing for state workers law. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on constitutional issue with this new law. State employees may be subject to random drug testing […]
The city of Gainesville is joining a nationwide project to raise awareness on the issues farmworkers face. Interfaith for Immigrant Justice Organizer Kim Hunter says farmworkers work under very dangerous conditions. Hunter hopes to educate residents on the importance of […]
A controversial process to round up and control the growth of a Paynes Prarie bison herd is nearing its end nearly a month since it began. Male adults and calves are being castrated to manage the size of the herd and prevent incidents with aggressive bison. […]
Schools will now face a tougher grading system, with the Florida Board of Education’s decision to change standards passed yesterday. A last minute change excepts special needs schools, although special needs students in public schools will be included. Ocala’s Hillcrest […]
The State Board of Education is voting today on changes that could cause more schools to receive failing grades. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jessica Alpern reports school administrators say Alachua County schools may be hurt by these changes.