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UF’s Pride of the Sunshine band makes history in London

By on July 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:34 am

The 2012  Summer Olympic Games kick off tonight with the Opening Ceremony in London’s Olympic Stadium. For the University of Florida’s Marching Band, this means it’s time to get down to business. As the only American band asked to play for the […]

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Going green by going solar

By on July 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:36 am

By Stephanie Denardo – WUFT-FM Alachua County residents are showing great interest in making the community more sustainable and lower the costs of energy. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports solar energy might be the answer to people’s energy needs.

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Meeting to talk about trail in southwest Gainesville

By on July 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm

The Archer Braid Trail Public Workshop will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) for the public to discuss any issues or concerns over the trail plans. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports on the controversy over the design plans between the county […]

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State officials remind parents about hot cars and kids

By and on July 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

With rising temperatures and busy summer days, the Department of Children and Families and the Florida Highway Patrol are reminding parents and caregivers not to leave their children unattended in cars.  Press Secretary of the Department Erin Gillespie says that this is a growing […]

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The “illegal” versus “undocumented” controversy continues

By on July 9th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

People continue to argue about just what is the correct title for immigrants who reside in the United States with no documentation.  The term “illegal immigrant” is offensive to some. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports on how this term puts a negative label on certain […]

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Summer can be bad time for teens

By on July 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm

More teenagers start drinking and smoking cigarettes and marijuana in June and July than in any other months, U.S. health officials say. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports on what factors lead to alcohol and drug use in teens over […]

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Scott announces plan to opt out of the Medicare expansion

By on July 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm

After reviewing the impact of the Supreme Court ruling that allows Florida to legally opt out of implementing one of the costliest provisions of the Affordable Care Act, Governor Rick Scott has decided to not implement an expansion of the […]

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Environmental officials look for sinkholes in Debby’s wake

By and on June 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:52 am

Sinkholes are a natural and common geological feature for North Central Florida, but their numbers have quickly increased after heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Debby. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports how and where these sinkholes are forming, and what people […]

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GRU prepares for falling trees as Tropical Storm Debby approaches

By on June 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:54 am

As Tropical Storm Debby slowly makes its way to North Central Florida, Gainesville Regional Utilities has people on standby to monitor the situation around the city. Because of the potential for strong winds and heavy rain, GRU says trees could fall and […]

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Cedar Key businesses brace for more rain and wind from Debby

By on June 25th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Tropical Storm Debby has surprised many with its unpredictable path as it now hovers over the Gulf of Mexico. Rainfall amounts of 5 plus inches today and tonight may lead to continued flooding for many areas of the […]

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