WUFT News http://www.wuft.org/news News and Public Media for North Central Florida from the University of Florida in Gainesville Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:15:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 FWC Hosts First Statewide Nonnative Fish Catch http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/fwc-hosts-first-statewide-nonnative-fish-catch/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/fwc-hosts-first-statewide-nonnative-fish-catch/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:15:58 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=80765 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hosts the first statewide nonnative fish catch. The contest was created to raise awareness and help reduce the growing population of invasive fish species in Florida's waters. ]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/fwc-hosts-first-statewide-nonnative-fish-catch/feed/ 0 Feb. 27, 2015: Afternoon News In 90 http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/feb-27-2015-afternoon-news-in-90/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/feb-27-2015-afternoon-news-in-90/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:35:13 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=81152 http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/feb-27-2015-afternoon-news-in-90/feed/ 0 Jazz Band, Street Fair Draw Crowd To Downtown Gainesville For Frank Conference http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/jazz-band-street-fair-draw-crowd-to-downtown-gainesville-for-frank-conference/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/jazz-band-street-fair-draw-crowd-to-downtown-gainesville-for-frank-conference/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:32:59 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=81083 The Preservation Hall Jazz Band performed on Bo Diddley Community Plaza on Thursday as part of a street fair. The fair was part of day three of the 2015 frank conference.]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/jazz-band-street-fair-draw-crowd-to-downtown-gainesville-for-frank-conference/feed/ 0 Siembra Farm Encourages Sustainability Through Local Community Food System http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/siembra-farm-encourages-sustainability-through-local-community-food-system/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/siembra-farm-encourages-sustainability-through-local-community-food-system/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:12:50 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=80668 Local farm practices sustainable farming techniques through community supported agriculture. The University of Florida Office of Sustainability has been working with the farm to provide sustainable food options to the community.]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/siembra-farm-encourages-sustainability-through-local-community-food-system/feed/ 0 Oakleaf Overpass Closed During Culvert Construction http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/oakleaf-overpass-closed-during-culvert-construction/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/oakleaf-overpass-closed-during-culvert-construction/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:30:44 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=80895 A deteriorated culvert failed inspection last month, closing the Overleaf overpass over State Road 23 until a new culvert is built. The construction has caused traffic issues and added to commute times.]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/oakleaf-overpass-closed-during-culvert-construction/feed/ 0 Trial Date Set For ACLU, Lake County School’s Gay-Straight Alliance Case http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/trial-date-set-for-aclu-lake-county-schools-gay-straight-alliance-case/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/trial-date-set-for-aclu-lake-county-schools-gay-straight-alliance-case/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:36:36 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=80977 http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/trial-date-set-for-aclu-lake-county-schools-gay-straight-alliance-case/feed/ 0 Feb. 27, 2015: Morning News In 90 http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/feb-27-2015-morning-news-in-90/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/feb-27-2015-morning-news-in-90/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:32:46 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=81114 http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/feb-27-2015-morning-news-in-90/feed/ 0 Evangelical Cowboy Rides Through Gainesville As Part Of Larger Journey http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/evangelical-cowboy-rides-through-gainesville-as-part-of-larger-journey/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/evangelical-cowboy-rides-through-gainesville-as-part-of-larger-journey/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:30:45 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=80803 Doc Mishler rides around the country on horseback preaching his Christian beliefs. He travels about 20 miles per day and rode through Gainesville on Monday.]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/evangelical-cowboy-rides-through-gainesville-as-part-of-larger-journey/feed/ 0 Scott Plans To Reduce Standardized Testing Statewide http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/scott-plans-to-reduce-standardized-testing-statewide/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/scott-plans-to-reduce-standardized-testing-statewide/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:32:48 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=80663 An executive action to be issued by Governor Scott would reduce the number of tests Florida students are required to take. Subsequent legislation would eliminate progress-monitoring requirements, make certain exams optional and reassess how to evaluate teachers in public schools. ]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/27/scott-plans-to-reduce-standardized-testing-statewide/feed/ 0 Feb 26, 2015: Afternoon News In 90 http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/26/feb-26-2015-afternoon-news-in-90/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/26/feb-26-2015-afternoon-news-in-90/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:19:05 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=81077 http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/26/feb-26-2015-afternoon-news-in-90/feed/ 0