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Local family deals with celiac disease, seeks to raise awareness

By on January 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: January 24, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Alex Goldman used to feel sick while other kids enjoyed their food. In June 2012, Alex and her father David were diagnosed with celiac disease, which causes a reaction to eating gluten.

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After more than 65 years, a WWII veteran finally receives recognition

By on November 12th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Alachua County resident recognized for WWII Bronze Star.

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New Florida law provides medical amnesty in drug overdose cases

By on October 1st, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm

The Florida law will not penalize those who call for help during a drug overdose, whether witnessed or experienced. This law follows several other 911 Good Samaritan laws across the country.

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Census show nearly half of Americans are considered “poor”

By and on December 15th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Recent numbers from the latest Census show nearly half of Americans are considered “poor.”  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub has more about why more people have a tendency to need help during the holidays. Arbor House Executive Direcor Christy Finnegan [...]

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Perry misstep could change the Republican race

By , and on November 10th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Republican Presidential candidate Governor Rick Perry may lose support after making a mistake last night during the Republican Debate in Michigan. When listing the three agencies he wants to cut from the federal government, Perry could only name two. University [...]

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European leaders come to an agreement on euro debt

By on October 27th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:12 pm

European leaders came to an agreement early Thursday morning. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub has more on what was involved in the agreement  to avoid a collapse of the euro.  (Source interviewed: University of Florida Economist Dave Denslow)

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Possible change in store for blue laws in Gainesville

By on October 13th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Until 1975, it was illegal to purchase any alcohol on Sunday in Gainesville.  At the time, Jeffrey Meldon, founder of the Great Southern Music Hall in Gainesville, called into question the blue laws because he wanted to be able to sell [...]

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Peaceful Paths recognizes domestic violence awareness month

By on October 6th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:19 pm

October is recognized nationally as domestic violence awareness month. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub reports on what the organization Peaceful Paths is doing to raise awareness locally.

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New book brings to light human aspect of immigration

By and on October 6th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Four professors from both Florida and Georgia worked together in researching and co-authoring a book, which brings a human aspect  to immigration. The book is titled, “Living Illegally,” and will be launched at the Matheson Museum tomorrow at 6 p.m. [...]

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Presidential debate among GOP conference events in Florida

By on September 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm

The Republican Party will hold its Presidency Five Conference in Orlando this weekend. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub has more on the upcoming events.

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