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First day of school for many area students

Tens of thousands of young students across North Central Florida headed back to school today. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo checked in with Alachua County Schools spokeswoman Jackie Johnson who says overall, the first day of school ran pretty smoothly across the county except for a few somewhat expected tie-ups. [Audio …

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Longer days for some children in Alachua County

For some students in Alachua County, the school day will be a little longer this year. Seven elementary schools will have their days extended by an hour after they ranked in the 100 lowest performing schools in the state. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]  

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Swine flu cases on the rise

The swine flu is on the radar of health officials with reported cases on the rise nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 145 confirmed human cases of the virus since July of last year.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo reports, the number is five times more than an estimate …

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Race for the White House takes a new turn

Over the weekend, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced his running mate: Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo spoke with University of South Florida political science professor, Susan McManus, about the new candidate for vice president and what it means for the race to the White House. [Audio clip: view full …

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