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West, Murphy race still undecided

By on November 7th, 2012 | Last updated: November 7, 2012 at 3:36 pm

The race for a spot in the U.S. House of Representatives between incumbent Rep. Allen West (R) and Democrat Patrick Murphy remained too close to call Wednesday.

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Daylight saving time: The adjustment that can help you evade the draft, vote in the election and prove your innocence

By on November 1st, 2012 | Last updated: November 1, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Daylight saving time has many little-known facts about its past ranging from interesting anecdotes to confusing situations that will make you ready to “fall back.”

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Sen. Bill Nelson visits University of Florida’s Reitz Union

By on October 24th, 2012 | Last updated: October 25, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Bill Nelson, a senator from Florida, visited the J. Reitz Union at the University of Florida Wednesday. He spoke on nonpartisan government, early voting and education concerns and was surrounding by many students and political leaders in Gainesville.

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Donation-based book sale to begin Saturday

By on October 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: October 24, 2012 at 1:30 pm

The fall sale for Friends of Alachua County will take place this week and continue through next. The sale features more than 500,000 books, magazines, audio and video items, artwork and more.

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Locals partnering up to grow food for those in need

By on October 19th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm

With the holiday season about a month away, local farmers are turning an empty lot into a crop field for a charitable cause.

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United Way hosts event raising Gator chomps and issue awareness

By on October 18th, 2012 | Last updated: October 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm

The United Downtown event, hosted by the United Way of North Central Florida, is complete with games, food and live music in honor of another Gator game.

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Marion County GOP selects new sheriff nominee

By on October 11th, 2012 | Last updated: October 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm

The Republican Party has selected Chris Blair as a the nominee for Marion County sheriff. Blair will replace Dan Kuhn on the ballot in this November’s election.

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Students vote on referendum to change name of Reitz Union

By on October 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Students at the University of Florida have the opportunity to vote on behalf of a name change for the J. Reitz Student Union. The referendum students are voting on suggests a change in the name to instead honor Vigil Hawkins, an African American who helped to end segregation at UF.

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Endeavour leaves Kennedy Space Center for California

By on September 19th, 2012 | Last updated: October 17, 2012 at 12:03 pm

The space shuttle Endeavour left the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 4:22 a.m. Wednesday atop a Boeing 747 to retire to its permanent home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

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Cabbage Growers Take A Hit From Freeze

By on January 13th, 2010 | Last updated: October 4, 2012 at 2:58 pm

By Lynsey Saunders – WUFT-FM Crops all over the Florida peninsula have succumbed to the cold weather. Cabbage grown in Putnam County has taken a beating from the frigid temperatures this past week. WUFT-FM’s Lynsey Saunders reports how many growers [...]

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