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Putting a value on arts education

By on July 15th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:04 am

Schools around the country are facing cuts in areas related to the arts. With economic stress constantly looming, it often seems music education program cannot stay afloat. There are, however, those that fight every day to prove the value of [...]

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No vacation from taxes

By on April 26th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm

If you’re thinking about booking a hotel in Florida through a travel agency anytime soon, beware. Trial attorneys and major hotel chains have teamed up to create a tax on fees charged by online and offline travel agencies. WUFT FM’s [...]

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The Oil Spill And Wildlife..Where Are They Now?

By on April 19th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the 2010 gulf oil spill. Scientists are still working to help the wildlife that continues to feel effects of the spill. These scientists don’t expect the conditions for gulf animals to improve any [...]

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Exotic pets taking toll on Florida’s wild spaces

By on April 12th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Lion Fish, Burmese Pythons and parakeets…Oh My! Exotic pets that are released into Florida’s environment are wreaking havoc on their surroundings and researchers at the University of Florida say this problem is avoidable. In a free brochure written by experts [...]

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Battle of Bands to help support Boys & Girls Club

By on April 7th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm

When University of Florida student Evan Kiggin started volunteering at the Boys and Girls club in Gainesville, he had no idea how large of an impact the experience would have on his life. Now, he’s fighting to keep the struggling [...]

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Floridians not as confident in economy

By on March 29th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Consumer confidence in Florida dropped 4 points in March. One expert expected the drop, but not for the reasons that actually caused it. WUFT’s Laura McKeeman brings us more on the causes of this down-swing and the future of consumer [...]

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UF student back in Florida, after Japan quake

By on March 29th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this month has meant an end to a semester abroad for about a dozen University of Florida students. One of those students, Alyssa Post, who was studying the Japanese language, shared her observations [...]

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Billy Donovan joins kayaker to help raise awareness about wildlands

By on March 3rd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:25 pm

If you passed by Lake Alice on UF’s campus today , you might have wondered what Florida Basketball Head Coach Billy Donovan was doing out there. No, Donovan wasn’t working with his team on improving shot selection or grabbing rebounds. [...]

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Gainesville road project on NW 16th Blvd continues to draw mixed reactions

By on March 1st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Controversy over a proposed road project continues to brew in Alachua County. County Commissioners and some supporting citizens are on one side in support of the project and many others stand on the other side in strong opposition. As of [...]

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Santa Fe College honors women this month

By on February 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Seven inspirational women will be honored by Santa Fe College at the Women of Distinction and Women of Promise awards next Tuesday. This prestigious award has been around for more than two decades and has honored acheivements of women from [...]

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