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Alachua County voters head to the polls

By and on November 6th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm

We bring you the sights and sounds from around Alachua County’s precincts ahead of Tuesday night’s results.

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Florida consumer confidence approaching ‘new, normal high’ post recession

By on October 30th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Florida consumer confidence rate for October close to September post-recession high.

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Local political party chairmen weigh in on the third, and final, presidential debate

By on October 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm

With two weeks until Election Day, local political party chairmen react to the final presidential debate this week.

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Presidential town hall debate to test both candidates

By on October 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

The second presidential debate is expected to be an even matchup, according to UF professor Ronald Carpenter.

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Wasserman Schultz discusses the importance of young people voting

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

Tuesday was the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 6 election in Florida, and Democractic National Commitee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was in Gainesville promoting the importance of young people voting.

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Police have no evidence of missing UF student

By on September 25th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Christian Aguilar, 18, has been missing since Thursday and police have no evidence. The last place police confirmed Aguilar and Pedro Bravo, a student with whom he had an altercation, is at Best Buy at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

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Violent responses to anti-Islam video reinforce negative stereotypes, scholar says

By on September 18th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Asra Nomani, a journalist, author and Islamic scholar, said that the recent global violence reinforces negative stereotypes against Muslims.

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Bread of the Mighty looking for help to meet high demand

By on November 21st, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:02 pm

A Gainesville food bank served more than 90,000 people with more than 4,000,000 pounds of food last year.  But WUFT-FM’s Leah Harding says this year they are looking for help to meet that continued demand.

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“Stuff the Bus” has pulled away, but the need remains

By on November 21st, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:02 pm

The annual “Stuff the Bus” drive has been extended this year.  WUFT-FM’s Leah Harding says hundreds of homeless students in Alachua county are looking for support. Anyone interested in donating to the continuing drive can contact “Stuff the Bus” committee [...]

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First African Nobel Peace Prize winner honored today at UF

By on October 21st, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai will be honored today with a 20-foot tall oak tree planted by the University Auditorium on the University of Florida campus.  WUFT-FM’s Leah Harding says it is an appropriate tribute to the memory of a [...]

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