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42 elementary students safe after bus catches fire

By on April 27th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:40 pm

A bus carrying 42 Marion County Elementary School kids caught fire this morning at Santa Fe College. 86 students from Dr. N H Jones Elementary School were traveling on two charter buses on a field trip to the Planetarium and [...]

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Energy Conservation Day in Alachua County

By on April 6th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Sustainability and energy conservation were highlighted this morning at the Alachua County Health Department. The Second Annual Alachua County Energy Conservation Day focused on achieving a sustainable workplace and energy savings. Alachua County Manager Randall Reid says energy conservation is [...]

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What changes to social security could mean to people planning retirements

By on April 4th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:32 pm

With social security discussions happening in both houses of Congress, many Alachua County residents are concerned about their future. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Rebekah Shephard reports on how a change to the program could affect retirement planning.

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Gainesville recognizes National Farm Worker Awareness Week

By on March 30th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Gainesville residents are coming together to bring attention to National Farm Worker Awareness week. Samuel Proctor Oral History Program Director Paul Ortiz says people are naive when it comes to farm labor. “It touches us, you know wherever people eat [...]

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How safe are Florida’s nuclear reactors?

By on March 14th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Florida Governor Rick Scott says Florida is ready in case a natural disaster affects one of the state’s 5 nuclear reactors. A review just completed by the Division of Emergency Management says frequent drills at the local, state and federal [...]

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Preschoolers march for charity

By on March 2nd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Preschoolers from the Santa Fe College Little School spent their morning raising money for March of Dimes. The children walked through the Santa Fe campus with buckets collecting donations for an hour. Santa Fe Little School Director Karen Bennett says [...]

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