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Stephanie Brown

National mortgage plan may not resonate in Gainesville

Nationwide, struggling owners are expecting relief following a mortgage deal struck by the federal government and many large banks, but Gainesville/Alachua County Association of Realtors President Craig Wilburn says it may not be the long term solution North Central Florida really needs. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] The …

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University of Florida professor reacts to Florida primary

Despite Republican Candidate Mitt Romney’s win, the Florida Presidential Preference Primary proved some difficulties lie ahead for Romney. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with University of Florida Political Science professor Dan Smith about the biases certain southern republicans may have against the candidate. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Senate subcommittee reviews last year’s voting law

With the national spotlight shining on Florida’s voters ahead of the Republican Presidential Primary, United States Senator from Florida, Bill Nelson and U.S. Senator from Illinois, Dick Durbin are refocusing that attention on Florida’s voting laws. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown reports a Senate subcommittee held a hearing today to hear the …

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National spotlight on north Florida begins today

More than four million viewers are expected to turn their attention to North Florida tomorrow for another Republican presidential debate. University of North Florida spokeswoman Sharon Ashton says CNN came to the campus just a few weeks ago, and students and staff have been scrambling ever since. “We’ve had a …

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GOP candidates begin seriously campaigning in Florida

With his South Carolina victory in hand, Newt Gingrich along with the rest of the GOP presidential nominees are now setting their sites on the next big target: Florida. Starting with tonight’s NBC-sponsored debate in Tampa, Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, and Paul will continue to debate the issues until the Florida primary next …

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Amping up safety measures at Santa Fe

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. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] She says they are …

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More than just peanuts and Cracker Jacks for Alachua

The City of Alachua is warming up to hit one out of the park.  A contract signing today will officially bring the Babe Ruth softball World Series back to the city for the second time. Assistant to the City Manager Adam Boukari says this summer’s tournament will keep the city …

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