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Rain showers helping wildfire efforts, but not for the long-run

By and on February 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Gainesville residents are pulling out their umbrellas, as this week continues to deliver more rain showers. But Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says this is a welcome weather change. Bond says in the battle between rain and active fires, the [...]

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New Alachua County Commissioner Winston Bradley says he is pro-business

By and on February 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Winston Bradley started his first week in office in the new commission seat with a running start. His fellow commissioners welcomed him with open arms. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on Bradley’s inaugural plans for the year.  Also posted: a WUFT-TV report [...]

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The curse of fame

By on February 13th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Hollywood and fans around the world mourned the death of a music icon over the  weekend.  But as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange reports, the memory of Whitney Houston will live on in her music and her message to the [...]

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Whooping cranes ground themselves

By on February 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm

The migrating whooping cranes will no longer be reaching their original destination.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange reports, some recent storms may be to blame.

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Gainesville At-Large candidates looking to the run-off

By and on January 31st, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Tuesday night election results have led two At-Large candidates to face off in Gainesville’s runoff election, but Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange says to one of the candidates, this is not a surprise.  WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis says another run-off candidate [...]

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Two At-Large campaigns celebrate, and get ready to start again

By and on January 31st, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Update: All precincts now reporting.  Run-off confirmed. It looks like a run-off for the Gainesville city commission At-Large 1 seat. With one precinct still outstanding, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis says the Nathan Skop campaign is getting ready for the next step. [...]

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Gilchrist County school system achieves top 5 ranking

By on January 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:49 pm

The Gilchrist County School District is ranked fifth in the list of 67 state school districts in a ranking released by the Florida Department of Education today. Though Gilchrist County is one of the smaller Florida counties, Gilchrist County School [...]

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Amping up safety measures at Santa Fe

By and on January 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Efforts to keep students safe in light of a recent kidnapping at Santa Fe College may lead to permanent changes to safety procedures on campus. SFC General Counsel Patti Locascio says they are considering more lighting, as a start. She [...]

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Public awareness saving the lives of pets

By and on January 6th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Euthanasia numbers have dropped by 6,000 in the past 10 years.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange reports, Animal Services are determined to see the pattern continue. And nationally, 60% of dogs and 70% of cats brought into animal shelters are euthanized [...]

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The race for the GOP nomination opens up

By on December 5th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm

With the upcoming Republican caucus in January, the GOP candidate race is still reeling from Herman Cain’s withdrawal.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange reports, the withdrawal is opening doors for other potential Republican nominees.

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