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Marion County Virtual school continues to grow

This year the Marion County virtual school expanded to 1500 students ranging from those who are doing credit recovery to those who want to take advance placement classes. Marion Virtual Schools franchise manager Carolyn Ayers says she thinks they will continue to grow because they offer quality education. “I think …

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Honoring twenty five years of advocacy

An advocate for displaced women is being honored at Santa Fe College as she retires after 25-years of service as the coordinator of the Displaced Homemaker program. Nancy Griffin says there is still a need to help women. “There was much more I think counseling involved in the beginning of …

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Bernie Machen calls for a tuition increase

University of Florida president Bernie Machen is calling for a 30 percent tuition increase. More than the fifteen percent annual tuition increases established by Florida legislation. U-F assistant vice president for student affairs Jeanna Mastrodicasa says need base financial aid will go up for students needing assistance. “The bigger challenge …

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Governor Scott’s plan for public hospitals

Governor Rick Scott has created a seven-member commission to review taxpayer funded hospitals. The review will affect 30 active public hospital districts. University of Florida Chairman of Health Service Research, Paul Duncan, says the biggest issue facing hospitals in Florida is how to provide care for those unable to pay. …

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National Kick Butts Day

As part of National Kick butts day, Marion County students will take a stand against tobacco. Students Working Against Tobacco will team up with anti-tobacco activist Chad Bullock to host a four day event across Marion County. Marion County Health Department Health Education Supervisor Evelyn James says the main focus …

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Safely covering the most dangerous stories

Some of the biggest stories in the news recently have included the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, and now, the earthquake in Japan. All are very dangerous for those directly involved in the story, but what about the journalists who cover them? WUFT-FM’s Miguel Lopez talked with NPR Correspondent …

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