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Effects of American Airlines, US Airways merger unclear for Gainesville airport

By on February 15th, 2013 | Last updated: February 15, 2013 at 10:11 pm

American Airlines and US Airways announced a $11 billion merger on Thursday, and Gainesville businesses as well as the airport are unsure as to what the effects on the local economy will be. American Airlines filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2011 and the merger still waits approval from the bankruptcy courts.

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UF experts give advice for heart disease prevention

By on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 4, 2013 at 3:30 pm

The American Heart Association’s “Wear Red Day” brings awareness to heart disease in women. Gainesville locals discuss what precautions can be taken to prevent heart disease.

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Pentagon lifts ban on women in combat

By and on January 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 7, 2013 at 9:47 am

United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced the lift of a ban on women in combat roles.

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Wal-Mart to combat veteran unemployment with hiring plan

By on January 18th, 2013 | Last updated: October 7, 2013 at 9:45 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to hire 100,000 returning service members in the next five years beginning this Memorial Day. Honorably discharged veterans are eligible in their first year off active duty and the plan is aimed at limiting unemployment among local veterans.

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Budget cuts expected to hit UF liberal arts

By on May 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:15 pm

The University of Florida’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is facing $5.9 million in budget cuts in response to reduced state funding in the budget signed last month. The college’s proposal is to lay off staff, freeze faculty hiring [...]

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Incoming cold front could mean more severe smoke conditions

By on April 11th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Wildfires in North Central Florida continue to burn with the County Line fire causing most area smoke.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Michael Cadigan says the haze is causing problems along area roadways.

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Just as much effort, just as much heart- Santa Fe athletes dream big

By on April 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Junior College Athletics doesn’t come with large stadiums or large crowds. But, as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Michael Cadigan reports, Santa Fe College Athletes are just as competitive as their Division One counterparts.

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Florida Senate to tackle redistricting in special session

By on March 14th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Florida lawmakers are in special session today, with the Senate reworking district lines.  University of Florida Law Professor Joseph Little says redistricting is a difficult process because it has to satisfy many different provisions in the Constitution. The special session [...]

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Satchel’s owner working to get the restaurant open again

By on February 29th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 11:54 am

Although no one was injured in a kitchen fire at Satchel’s Pizza last night, there was significant structural damage done.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Michael Cadigan says the owner is already reaching out to insurance agencies and employees to get the [...]

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Lintense discussion on Jeremy Lin held at UF

By on February 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:06 pm

With New York Knicks Point Guard Jeremy Lin’s growing popularity and media appearances, WUFT-FM’s Michael Cadigan says not everyone finds the coverage to be appropriate.

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