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Gov. Scott Rejects Common Core Testing Standards

By on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: September 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Gov. Rick Scott announced he wants Florida to determine its own education testing standards and no longer work with PARCC. Alachua County school board member Eileen Roy said parents are tired of the frenzy of ever-changing tests.

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Checking your child’s grades? There’s an app for that

By on April 30th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Keeping track of your children’s grades is now at the palm of your hands. Alachua County Public Schools Public Information Officer Jackie Johnson says a new app will allow parents to stay up to date with their children’s progress in […]

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Republican party needs to make up for lost time

By on April 25th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has announced he will suspend his campaign for the White House within a week. Alachua County Republican Party Chair Stafford Jones says the party will have to work quickly to prepare for the general election. […]

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Shands ready for next phase of new treatment facility

By on April 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:29 pm

The Alachua County Commission unanimously approved the new Shands drug addiction and eating disorders facility earlier this week. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Rachel Stern .

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Gainesville addiction facility gains approval

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

Construction to turn the Residence Inn on the corner of Southwest 13th Street and Williston Road into a drug addiction and eating disorders facility will now begin. Planning Project Manager Craig Brashier says Shands and the University of Florida are […]

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The rising cost of a holiday staple

By on April 4th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Your traditional Easter meal may cost you more this year. Ham prices are rising around the nation. University of Florida Food and Resource Economics Professor, John Van Sickle says the high prices are due to the increase in pig feed […]

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Grab the tissues, allergy season is here

By on March 28th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 3:02 pm

If you are reaching for some eye drops this morning, it may be because of the allergy season. University of Florida Student Healthcare Center Marketing Coordinator Catherine Seamen says to check your local pollen count to avoid allergies. Seaman also […]

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Where #Twitter stands after 6 years

By on March 21st, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Say Happy Birthday to Twitter. It has been six years since the first tweet, “just setting up my twttr” was relayed.  University of Florida Social Media Specialist Bruce Floyd says because of its growth, Twitter is a key resource for […]

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Keeping the roadways safe for everyone

By on February 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:46 pm

The University of Florida Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Department of Transportation and other organizations are coming together to stress their concern for bicyclist and pedestrian safety. FDOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Resource Coordinator Wanda Tyson says people aren’t […]

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Water survey finds levels more stable than previously thought

By on February 15th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm

A four year study of some North Central Florida waterways has come up with encouraging results.  WUFT-FM’s Rachel Stern says levels are stable.

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