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Military’s "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" is no more

By on July 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:35 am

After 17 years of what many consider discrimination and oppression of a minority group, the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy eliminated. Pentagon chief Leon Panetta signed off on the decision, repealing the decade-and-a-half long mandate that prohibited military men and [...]

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Atlantis heads home

By on July 20th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:38 am

The space shuttle Atlantis will make its way home for its final touchdown tomorrow morning. The landing marks the completion of the NASA space program. WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana spoke with CBS correspondent Peter King, who has covered the space program [...]

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Proposed manatee protection restrictions draw both support and opposition

By on July 15th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:41 am

Although some people welcome the federal proposal to curtail boating in Kings Bay year round, not everyone is happy about it. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports, those who oppose the plan say they don’t think manatees are at [...]

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Juvenile crime rates are down in Alachua County

By on July 15th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:41 am

Although the crime rate among juveniles in Alachua county is down overall, for young females the figure is on the rise. WUFTFM’s Mike Biana spoke with State Attorney’s Office Director of Victim Services Gretchen Casey about the latest figures.

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Last saga of Harry Potter series brings in the die-hard fans

By on July 15th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:42 am

Potter-mania has grabbed hold of the world, and Gainesville is not exempt from the craze. Last night’s midnight premiere brought locals to the theaters in droves to watch the ending of the story that has been at the heart of [...]

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Plan to house homeless vets in a foreclosed hotel brings mixed reactions

By on July 13th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:44 am

A project that will turn an old hotel into a living space for homeless U.S. Veterans has left some people outraged, and others hopeful. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports, this controversial issue has Gainesville residents divided.

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“Food Not Bombs” Co-Founder to visit Gainesville

By on July 8th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:48 am

Food Not Bombs Co-Founder Keith McHenry was released from Volusia County jail this morning after serving 17 days for civil disobedience. Just one day after his release, McHenry plans to make an appearance in Gainesville to talk about the Food [...]

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Keystone Heights man gives his account of Atlantis shuttle launch

By on July 8th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:48 am

The launch of Atlantis marked NASA’s final shuttle mission. A North Central Florida man whose entire life has revolved around aeronautical advances was in Cape Canaveral on Friday to witness the historic event firsthand. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana has [...]

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Gainesville gets a sunny recommendation

By on June 23rd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:56 am

Gainesville is receiving recognition as one of the country’s top solar cities. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports, Gainesville Regional Utilities continues to work to develop the solar technology.

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President to address the nation tonight about plan to reduce troops in Afghanistan

By on June 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:59 am

Americans will be getting more details tonight on President Barack Obama’s plans to reduce the number of U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan when he addresses the nation at 8:00 p.m. WUFT-FM and Florida’s 5, WUFT-TV will carry the speech. According [...]

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