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Lawmakers take a second look at prescription mail-order plan for state workers

By on October 13th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:15 pm

State employees may soon see more changes to their health insurance benefits. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo reports, some Republican lawmakers are now reconsidering recent changes to the benefits. The changes allow state employees to get as many as [...]

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Late Florida activist to be remembered this weekend

By on October 7th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Stetson Kennedy was an author, folklorist, and human rights activist from north Florida. He died this past August, but yesterday would have been his 95th birthday. This Saturday, the Civic Media Center in Gainesville will be remembering the life of Mr. Kennedy [...]

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First execution ordered by Governor Rick Scott draws mixed emotions

By on September 29th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:42 pm

After more than three decades, one Florida murder case has finally come to a close with the first lethal injection since Governor Rick Scott took office. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo reports that after a last-minute appeal to the Supreme [...]

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Marion County residents get a break on fees

By on September 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Residents in Marion County will now pay less for certain residential building projects. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo has more on the newly approved fee reductions.

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Take a sneak peak tour of the new Santa Fe Fine Arts Hall

By on September 15th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm

In just over a week, Santa Fe College will debut its new Fine Arts Hall at an entertainment-filled premiere event. Within 25 years, the facility has gone from a simple idea to a state-of-the-art facility on the Santa Fe campus. [...]

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The long and hot march to the Swamp

By on September 2nd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm

While the University of Florida football team will be put to the test tomorrow, another group of UF students has been preparing for tomorrow’s big game. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo has more on what goes on before the Gator [...]

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Hurricane Irene heads toward the outer banks of the Carolinas

By on August 25th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Over the next day or so Hurricane Irene will brush by the Florida peninsula.  Meanwhile, the NOAA Tropical Prediction Center and FEMA are in high gear monitoring the storm’s movement just off the eastern coast of the United States.  Steven Gallo reports.

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Getting the word out to new freshmen about the dangers of alcohol

By on August 25th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Thousands of new freshmen began classes at the University of Florida campus this week, but with each new school year comes concerns of more new students susceptible to alcohol abuse.  WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo spoke with GatorWell Coordinator for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention [...]

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“World’s largest baseball complex” planned for Newberry

By on August 23rd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm

A number of new developments are coming to the city of Newberry. The city comission adopted an ordinance last night that approves the master plan for the proposed Sandia Town Park. The 7-million dollar project will bring a 32-field baseball [...]

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Marion County hires fewer new teachers for fall

By on August 12th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:02 pm

As students prepare to head back to school, a number of teachers in Marion County are not, at least not as many new teachers as four years ago. Only 90 newly-hired teachers started their Marion County teaching careers with orientation [...]

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