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Kicking for a cause

The “Kicking Out Malaria” Kickball Tournament at the University of Florida connects athletics and a cause. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Kristi Posson has the story of a sport where the winners are not the players in the game, but those benefitting from it.

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Taking aim at teacher tenure at community colleges

A proposed bill by the Florida House of Representatives education subcommittee would eliminate multi-year contracts for all of Florida’s community and state college employees, much like what was done for Florida public school teachers. WUFT-FM’s Kristi Posson has the story of how some colleges are reacting.

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Cracking down on pain clinics

Pill mills are getting a lot of attention in Florida, and Governor Rick Scott is addressing the issue. Governor Scott’s initiative to crack down on these facilities that are prescribing pain killers includes using unspent funds from Florida Department of Law Enforcement to enact a strike force. WUFT-FM’s Kristi Posson …

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Shuttle watchers witness history: Discovery’s final launch

Space shuttle Discovery was originally scheduled for a November launch, but no one in the crowd which showed up last Thursday to witness the takeoff seemed to mind the three-month and twenty day delay. After 39 voyages, Discovery will be the first of the shuttle fleet to retire. Space shuttles Atlantis and Endeavour will retire after they fly later in the year. WUFT-FM’s Kristi Posson travelled to Cape Canaveral where space enthusiasts came out to witness history.

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Shooting kills St. Petersburg police officer

Six Florida police officers have been shot and killed since the beginning of the year. Saint Petersburg has been hit the hardest, with three officers killed. The most recent shooting was Monday night. WUFT FM’s Kristi Posson has the story of how Governor Rick Scott’s proposed pension plan changes may …

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A rally for the rivers

Florida’s springs, lakes and rivers are more than just fun to look at, they can also help support the economy… and now they’re being celebrated. WUFT-FM’s Kristi Posson has the story of the Fifth-Annual Rally for the Rivers. Through the event, organizers hope to raise awareness about what these water …

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