Author Archives: Michal Higdon

Spring Arts Festival to honor local artist Lennie Kesl

By on April 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 3, 2013 at 5:48 pm

The festival will feature live performances and art exhibits in Gainesville’s downtown historic district.

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Mar. 29, 2013: Morning News in 90

By on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 11:51 am

A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida: UF to play FGCU tonight, Lowe enters plea of not guilty, anthropologists in Florida wait for court order to exhume boys’ remains, solar-powered plane to fly across North America

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Ted Yoho files first bill, TRUST Act

By on March 21st, 2013 | Last updated: March 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Ted Yoho filed his first bill that, if passed, would prohibit any members of Congress convicted of any felony while in office from profiting from their congressional service.

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The Hipp opens play showcasing 1960s family as they face societal changes around the moon landing

By on February 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: February 22, 2013 at 4:54 pm

King O’ The Moon is the new show opening Friday night at the Hippodrome in Gainesville. Even though the play is a sequel to a show from the Hipp’s season last year, you don’t have to see the first one […]

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Some question whether Florida House bill allowing county levy for school security will be enough

By and on February 20th, 2013 | Last updated: February 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm

A measure moving through the Florida House will allow voters to authorize counties to levy a special tax for providing more security for school. WUFT’s Sonika Dange takes a look at the bill and the perspective of some who say this move is not enough.

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Florida has highest foreclosure rate five months running

By on February 15th, 2013 | Last updated: February 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm

January marked the fifth month in a row Florida has lead the nation in foreclosures. With one in every 300 households having a foreclosure filing in January, Florida more than doubled the national average, according to a report by RealtyTrac. RealtyTrac is an […]

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Feb. 8, 2013: Morning News In 90

By on February 8th, 2013 | Last updated: February 12, 2013 at 12:18 pm

A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida: texting while driving, homeless donations, Northeast snow storm, French troops in Mali, Lunar New Year migration.

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Silver Springs absorbed into state park system

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

Palace Entertainment announced Wednesday that Florida’s oldest theme park, Silver Springs, in Ocala, will be absorbed into the state park system. The animal exhibits and some amusement rides may be eliminated.

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Florida Board of Governors lauds UF in State of the System address

By on January 17th, 2013 | Last updated: January 17, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Among other positive changes in higher education governance, the University of Florida is awarded $3.75 million for high performance.

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Thrift Week encourages Floridians to start saving

By on January 16th, 2013 | Last updated: January 16, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Thrift Week teaches the youth the value of a dollar.

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