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UF reacts to Scott’s budget proposal

By on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 2, 2013 at 11:58 am

Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday he plans to allocate $15 million of funds to the University of Florida in hopes of improving education and allowing students to have better job security after graduation. University President Bernie Machen reacted to the proposal in an email, supporting the idea.

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Slew of homes burglarized, officials urge locals to take precaution

By on January 18th, 2013 | Last updated: October 7, 2013 at 9:47 am

Alachua County officials are on high alert after a slew of home invasions this week. Five houses were burglarized over a span of seven hours.

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Grant to fund rural health program

By on December 16th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:43 pm

The University of Florida received $2.5 million in federal funding to further public health education programs and community health projects for rural Florida residents. UF will partner with Florida A&M University to establish the Rural South Public Health Training Center […]

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Holiday celebration by land or by sea

By on December 16th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Boats strung with lights and playing Christmas jingles will spread the holiday spirit in the 26th annual Weeki Wachee Christmas Boat Parade taking place tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. Vessels large and small will start the parade by launching off at […]

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“Occupy Tummies”- are you in the “percent” that knows?

By on December 2nd, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:08 pm

There’s a group taking over the Reitz union today, but WUFT-FM’s Lauren Lettelier says this is an “Occupy” of a different color. In depth story:  By Meredith Chipman – WUFT-FM A new occupy movement has changed its focus away from […]

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Gator Gallup races on

By and on November 4th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Homecoming celebrations are off and running with the Gator Gallup race underway.  WUFT-FM’s Hannah Winston says chilly weather did not deter the enthusiasm from event organizers. WUFT-FM’s Lauren Lettelier says Gators of all ages are hitting the pavement.

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Fair and football food safety

By on October 21st, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and the Alachua County Fair are among the list of venues where Alachua County citizens are having fun this fall. Tons of food is served at these events and WUFT-FM’s Lauren Lettelier takes a look at the safety […]

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