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Some question whether Florida House bill allowing county levy for school security will be enough

By and on February 20th, 2013 | Last updated: February 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm

A measure moving through the Florida House will allow voters to authorize counties to levy a special tax for providing more security for school. WUFT’s Sonika Dange takes a look at the bill and the perspective of some who say this move is not enough.

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Crystal River local: power plant closing is ‘complete devastation’

By on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: February 9, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Duke Energy is closing its Crystal River nuclear power plant. More than 600 people may lose their jobs.

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Lowe: ‘Collaboration is key to moving Gainesville forward’

By and on January 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: January 24, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe gave his state of the city address on Wednesday, focusing on job creation and other issues.

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Florida retailers anticipate big holiday sales

By and on November 26th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Consumer spending in Florida could set a new record high as retailers expect a busy holiday season.

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Friends of Library sale begins Saturday

By on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Book lovers can sort through a generous sampling of more than 500,000 titles beginning this weekend when Friends of the Library kicks off its book sale. The event launches at 9.am. Saturday and runs until Wednesday at the Friends of the Library warehouse, 430-B N. Main Street.

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African American clergy express views on 2012 election

By and on September 19th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:08 pm

With the November election coming up, some dissatisfied African American religious leaders have told their congregations not to vote. Others, however, draw the line there.

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FHP cracks down on bad drivers

By on August 17th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:47 pm

The Florida Highway Patrol is sending more troopers out onto the roads today as they kick off the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The nation-wide campaign aimed at pulling impaired drivers off the road will be in effect [...]

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Clay County storm victims still receiving help after Tropical Storm Debby

By on August 16th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:04 pm

William Owens and his team of FEMA Mitigation Specialists were in Clay County Thursday, helping residents cleanup and rebuild the damage left by Tropical Storm Debby. Owens has been on the road for weeks now, visiting cities and helping residents. He [...]

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Marion County School District facing more cuts

By on August 16th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Another round of budget cuts is hitting the Marion County school district, and as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange reports, this one could have significant effects on the county’s art and music programs.

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Drug testing of state workers ruled unconstitutional

By on April 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:39 am

A federal judge in Miami has declared Governor Rick Scott’s order requiring drug testing for state workers unconstitutional. The ruling now marks the second one that stands against Governor Scott’s attempt and implenting public drug tests.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sanika [...]

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