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Supporting humane societies for pet adoption a worthy cause

By and on December 17th, 2012 | Last updated: February 19, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Looking to adopt a pet for Christmas? Animal shelters in Gainesville and elsewhere provide excellent, humane sources.

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River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding sponsors anti-bullying rally

By on October 9th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Showing support for bullied students throughout the country is as simple as wearing orange. The River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding is sponsoring a march and rally against bullying in schools Wednesday to kick off Conflict Resolution Week, which began Monday.

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The state of the American worker in Florida this Labor Day Weekend

By and on August 31st, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm

WUFT discusses the state of the American worker with the community manager at the Marion County Workforce Connection.

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Honey Prairie Fire has crossed into Florida

By on May 10th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm

The Honey Prairie fire continues to eat its way through the Okefenokee wilderness. Since its start the fire has consumed more than 81,000 acres. Okefenokee Supervisory Refuge Ranger, Art Webster says forestry officials and firefighters have taken many measures to [...]

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Construction on South Main Street in Gainesville nearing completion

By on May 10th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:31 pm

After more than a year and a half of road closures in downtown Gainesville, drivers can now able to drive from Main Street to Depot Avenue without detouring. Main Street Reconstruction project spokesperson Laurie Windham says the reconstruction is on [...]

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Air Pollution in Alachua County

By on April 28th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Alachua County’s air quality is ranked among the lowest in Florida according to a report just released by the American Lung Association. The report showed air quality has remained at an unhealthy level, despite many cities showing improvements in air [...]

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Administrative costs low, quality of education high in Marion County

By on April 21st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm

As education budgets are cut statewide, some Florida school districts have managed to keep their administrative costs low to help ease the pinch. The Marion County Public School district has remained among the lowest of the 67 school districts for [...]

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Sheriffs deputies careful of texting while driving

By on April 21st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is cracking down on deputies who text and drive. A new policy requires deputies to pull over in order to send a message on their phone. Alachua County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Art Forgey says the [...]

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UF geologist: more aftershocks likely in Japan

By on March 28th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Aftershocks following a large earthquake can occur for years. A magnitude 6.5 aftershock struck Northern Japan Sunday. University of Florida Department of Geological Sciences associate professor, Raymond Russo says this aftershock, and many others, are expected. He talked with WUFT-FM’s [...]

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