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Republican party needs to make up for lost time

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. He says the voters will need some time to unite …

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The rising cost of a holiday staple

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 costs. Van Sickle also says this may be the Easter …

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Grab the tissues, allergy season is here

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 says warmer weather and the new plant life are a …

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Where #Twitter stands after 6 years

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 companies to have to make them successful. He says because …

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Keeping the roadways safe for everyone

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 aware of their surroundings. She says the partnership hopes to …

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