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Raising the debt limit with Economist David Denslow

President Barack Obama met with Republican leaders earlier today to discuss a potential increase in the U-S debt ceiling. This comes just one day after the House of Representatives defeated its own bill that would’ve allowed the nation to increase its borrowing ability. Republicans are offering no signs that today’s …

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More than forty veteran teachers set to retire this year

The number of veteran teachers retiring in the Alachua County public school district is more than forty for this year alone. Legislative changes to education are to blame. WUFT-FM’s, Joey Lancos spoke with President of the Alachua County Education Association, Karen McCann, who says the rise in retirements of veteran …

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Multiple counties send help to fight Iron Horse wildfire

More than 17,000 acres have burned since the Iron Horse fire was sparked Monday in Brevard County. Perry District Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Chelsea Parker says 7 firefighters and 2 brush trucks have been sent from Dixie, Lafayette, Madison, and Taylor counties to help contain the fire. Parker adds fire safety …

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Machen proposes 30% tuition increase

The proposed state budget recommends significant cuts to university employee benefits and students may see an effect on their wallets. In order to combat these funding cuts, University of Florida President Bernie Machen proposed a 30 percent increase in tuition yesterday. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes says the education provided by …

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