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In The News: Gator Growl Leaves Swamp, Deputy Saves Bull, Wal-Mart Accident Kills Child, Step Toward UF Online Degree

By on March 31st, 2014 | Last updated: March 31, 2014 at 10:01 am

Gator Growl crawling over to cozy Flavet Field – In an effort to combat declining ticket sales in recent years, the University of Florida’s Gator Growl is moving to Flavet Field this fall. The student-run pep rally has been held [...]

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In the News: Disaster Relief For Apalachicola Bay, Immigrant Tuition Bill, Florida House Session, Obama Meets Pope Francis

By on March 27th, 2014 | Last updated: March 27, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Rick Scott announces breakdown of $6.3 million in Apalachicola Bay disaster relief – Gov. Rick Scott announced the breakdown of funds slated for programs to help the Apalachicola Bay region move forward in developing sustainable fisheries and fishing communities.  SaintPetersBlog Toughest part [...]

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In The News: Nurses Granted Prescribing Power, Florida Unemployment System Still Down, Potential Millions for Melbourne Airport, Senate Passes Law on Flood Insurance, Brevard County student heading to Scripps National Spelling Bee

By on March 26th, 2014 | Last updated: March 26, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Drug prescribing power for nurse practitioners passes Senate committee – The Florida Senate and the House passed versions of a bill that will give advanced-registered nurse practitioners more power. The Senate version allows advanced-registered nurse practitioners to prescribe controlled substances, which some say [...]

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In The News: Obama Visits Belgium, Gainesville May Bar Minors From Bars, Facebook buys Oculus VR, Jameis Winston Brawl

By on March 26th, 2014 | Last updated: March 26, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Obama Prods Allies While Downplaying Russian Power  – President Obama visited a cemetery at the site of a World War I battle in Belgium Wednesday during a weeklong, four-country trip. In his speech, he called upon the necessity of peace, [...]

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In The News: Rise of Florida Consumer Confidence, New Disney Cruise Destinations, Red-Light Camera Repeal Stalled in House, Contraception Provisions Criticized by Supreme Court

By on March 25th, 2014 | Last updated: March 25, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Consumer confidence up again in Florida – Overall consumer confidence in Florida has risen to a pre-recession high, according to a University of Florida survey released on Tuesday. Sun Sentinel Disney releases new 2015 cruise destinations – Disney Cruise Lines [...]

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E-Cigarettes May Not Aid Quitting, Study On Nitrates In Florida Springs, Florida Neglects Healthcare Transparency, Bright Futures Criteria Under Investigation

By on March 25th, 2014 | Last updated: March 25, 2014 at 11:49 am

Electronic cigarettes may not help people stop smoking: study – A study by the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California found that smokers who used e-cigarettes were no more likely to quit smoking after [...]

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In The News: Missing Plane Found, Pork Barrel Projects Planned, Competitive Races in Tampa, Train Strikes O’Hare

By on March 24th, 2014 | Last updated: March 24, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Pork Barrel Projects in State’s $75 Billion Budget – Legislators are making way for projects to benefit their district during this election year. The projects will lead to a bigger budget request in May. Miami Herald Missing Plane Ended in [...]

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In The News: Canine Stem Cell Therapy, Neighbor’s Nosy Camera, Fatal Washington Landslide, Football Player in Coma

By on March 24th, 2014 | Last updated: March 24, 2014 at 9:57 am

Crippled canines get new leash on life – Belleview Animal Hospital is providing a new opportunity to help crippled dogs using stem cell therapy. The process has been commonly used on horses but is relatively new on dogs. Gainesville Sun [...]

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In the News: Meth Crime Ring Seized, Pythons with Built-in Navigation, Possible Flight 370 Debris Spotted, New Gaming Agency Bill

By on March 20th, 2014 | Last updated: March 21, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Millions in meth crime ring seized in Polk County – 13 people were arrested in relation to a major drug bust Tuesday, leading to the seizure of more than 40 pounds of methamphetamine, a street value of more than $2 [...]

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In The News: Florida Lawmakers vow DCF Funding, Ocoee City Hall Sinking, AP Pushes for Obama Coverage, Florida Senate Bans E-Cigarettes, Live Oak Police Chief Ordinance Unsigned

By on March 19th, 2014 | Last updated: March 19, 2014 at 2:27 pm

We’ll spend to reduce child deaths, Florida lawmakers vow –  A Florida House committee vowed Tuesday to increase funding for the Department of Children & Families. Esther Jacobo, interim secretary of the Department of Children & Families, said a Miami Herald series covering the deaths [...]

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