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Rain showers helping wildfire efforts, but not for the long-run

By and on February 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Gainesville residents are pulling out their umbrellas, as this week continues to deliver more rain showers. But Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says this is a welcome weather change. Bond says in the battle between rain and active fires, the [...]

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Health officials want youth educated on the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases

By on February 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:03 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than one million people are living in the United States with HIV. Being sexually active becomes more of a risk everyday. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Tondrea Haddly reports on an effort by [...]

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City commission candidates Poe and Skop share their visions for Gainesville

By and on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Lauren Poe and Nathan Skop are facing off for the At-Large 1 seat on the Gainesville City Commission. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta report, both candidates have ideas and plans they would like to realize for the city, if elected.

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Gatornationals: meeting the “need for speed”

By on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Gainesville is continuing a tradition of the 43rd Annual National Hot Rod Assocation’s Gatornationals, but this year a milestone is being celebrated.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Cameron Taylor spoke with Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville Executive General Manager Don Robertson about what raceway staff members are doing [...]

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Forbes list billionaire wants water permit to beef up Marion County’s cattle industry

By on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Marion county’s largest private property owner is looking to beef up the area’s cattle industry, but he’ll need a lot of water to do it. While some residents would welcome an economical boost to the area, others wonder about the environmental [...]

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Prairie Creek Lodge to display artwork from year-long project this weekend

By on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm

The Alachua Conservation Trust and Six Artists-Six Prairies are holding a project-closing event tomorrow at Prairie Creek Lodge off CR 234 near Rochelle, just east of Gainesville. The event will feature paintings of area prairies, which have been painted over [...]

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Armed robbers hold up Bank of America on Newberry Road

By and on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:05 pm

An area bank was robbed at gunpoint this morning. The Bank of America on Newberry Road in Gainesville was robbed at around 9:30 a.m.  Alachua County Sheriff’s Spokesperson Art Forgey says the the robbers were armed with a shotgun. Forgey [...]

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Over the Tavern opens at Hippodrome State Theatre

By and on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Opening tonight, “Over the Tavern” brings faith, family and fun to Gainesville’s Hippodrome State Theater. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Chris Gilmore sat down with actor Nicole Hamilton to discuss the challenges an immigrant family faces trying to balance life and [...]

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Dove World pastor protests scheduled Islamic Awareness event

By on February 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:06 pm

An event aimed to spread awareness of the Islamic faith on the University of Florida’s campus is gaining some extra attention.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Peck reports how Dove World Pastor Terry Jones planned to protest at tonight’s  Islam On Campus event called, [...]

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College of Law conference focuses attention on Florida’s water

By on February 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Floridians are quite familiar with water policies. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports, a University of Florida confernce is focusing its attention on the evolution of regulating the state’s H2O.

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