WUFT News http://www.wuft.org/news News and Public Media for North Central Florida from the University of Florida in Gainesville Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:05:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Tax Collection Agencies Expedite Concealed Weapon Permits http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/31/tax-collection-agencies-exercise-concealed-weapon-permits/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/31/tax-collection-agencies-exercise-concealed-weapon-permits/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:35:09 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=93761 http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/31/tax-collection-agencies-exercise-concealed-weapon-permits/feed/ 0 State Panel Prepares To Move Forward With Medical Pot http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/31/state-panel-prepares-to-move-forward-with-medical-pot/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/31/state-panel-prepares-to-move-forward-with-medical-pot/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:42:06 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=93745 The panel responsible for selecting the five nurseries where the state's first legal pot will be grown have been appointed by Florida health officials. There will be three members, the chief of the Office of Compassionate Use, an accountant and a member of Gov. Rick Scott's Statewide Drug Advisory Policy Council. ]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/31/state-panel-prepares-to-move-forward-with-medical-pot/feed/ 6 Steven Sotloff’s Parents Open Up As 1-Year Anniversary Nears http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/31/steven-sotloffs-parents-open-up-as-1-year-anniversary-nears/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/31/steven-sotloffs-parents-open-up-as-1-year-anniversary-nears/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:38:21 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=93748 http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/31/steven-sotloffs-parents-open-up-as-1-year-anniversary-nears/feed/ 0 Preserving History Through Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ Recipe http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/21/preserving-history-through-marjorie-kinnan-rawlings-recipe/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/21/preserving-history-through-marjorie-kinnan-rawlings-recipe/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:33:27 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=93712 http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/21/preserving-history-through-marjorie-kinnan-rawlings-recipe/feed/ 0 After Months of Debate, ‘Bert the Bluff Oak’ Falls To Make Room for Building http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/17/after-months-of-debate-bert-the-bluff-oak-falls-to-make-room-for-building/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/17/after-months-of-debate-bert-the-bluff-oak-falls-to-make-room-for-building/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:29:55 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=93709 The historic bluff oak tree on the University of Florida’s campus was torn down over one weekend, and now advocates are moving forward after the removal of the tree they tried to save. ]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/17/after-months-of-debate-bert-the-bluff-oak-falls-to-make-room-for-building/feed/ 0 Medical Marijuana Supporters Renew Legalization Efforts With New Petition http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/14/medical-marijuana-supporters-renew-legalization-efforts-with-new-petition/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/14/medical-marijuana-supporters-renew-legalization-efforts-with-new-petition/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 22:17:13 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=93701 Supporters of medical marijuana legalization went to court houses all over Florida on Friday in an effort to acquire the signatures needed to put the issue on the 2016 ballot. They need a total of 683,149 signatures, according to Ben Pollara, campaign manager for United for Care, an organization dedicated to legalizing medical marijuana.]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/14/medical-marijuana-supporters-renew-legalization-efforts-with-new-petition/feed/ 0 Gainesville Reality Show Set To Air Aug. 20 http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/12/docu-series-set-in-gainesville-airing-aug-20/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/12/docu-series-set-in-gainesville-airing-aug-20/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 20:56:28 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=93502 Country Music Television's new docu-series “Gainesville” is set to air back-to-back episodes on Aug. 20 at 10 p.m. Some residents are worried that the show will not accurately portray Gainesville. ]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/12/docu-series-set-in-gainesville-airing-aug-20/feed/ 1 Two People Dead In Weirsdale Plane Crash http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/12/two-people-dead-in-weirsdale-plane-crash/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/12/two-people-dead-in-weirsdale-plane-crash/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:31:52 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=93687 Two people are dead after a single-engine aircraft crashed in Weirsdale, Fla. today. Marion County officials conducted early investigations before handing over to the FAA and NTSB. ]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/12/two-people-dead-in-weirsdale-plane-crash/feed/ 0 Bert the Bluff Oak’s Fate Revealed http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/11/bert-the-bluff-oaks-fate-revealed/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/11/bert-the-bluff-oaks-fate-revealed/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 22:36:24 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=93657 Bert The Bluff Oak, a heritage tree on the University of Florida's campus, will be torn down sometime in the next week, according to Steve Orlando, senior director of UF media relations. UF has settled on design that will remove 36 trees in the area, including five other heritage trees.]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/11/bert-the-bluff-oaks-fate-revealed/feed/ 5 UF’s Trans Resource Network Assists Students Through Institutional Collaboration http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/10/ufs-trans-resource-network-assists-students-through-institutional-collaboration/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/10/ufs-trans-resource-network-assists-students-through-institutional-collaboration/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19:29:04 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=93118 The Trans Resource Network is a cooperative mechanism for educating staff to work together in assisting transgender students at the University of Florida. ]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/08/10/ufs-trans-resource-network-assists-students-through-institutional-collaboration/feed/ 0