By Olivia Muenter on November 24th, 2014 | Last updated: November 24, 2014 at 2:15 pm
U.S., allies conduct 24 strikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria – The United States and its allies have conducted two dozen strikes against Islamic State militants since Friday. According to U.S. Central Command, there have been nine strikes in […]
By Leah Harding on February 10th, 2014 | Last updated: February 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm
Two Syrian refugees visited WUFT to share their accounts of the horror they witnessed in their country during the chemical attacks on Aug. 21.
While visiting Gainesville, former Florida governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham voiced his opinion on current issues such as the government shutdown, conflicts in Syria and Silver Springs State Park.
President Barack Obama delivered a speech Tuesday that urged America to involve itself in the Syrian conflict and take a stand against the use of chemical weapons. Some locals were supportive of Obama, but others still weren’t convinced.
By Ben Baumer on September 10th, 2013 | Last updated: September 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm
Execution rescheduled to accommodate Pam Bondi fundraiser – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has persuaded Gov. Rick Scott to postpone the execution of Marshall Lee Gore, scheduled for today, because it conflicted with her “hometown campaign kickoff” fundraiser at her […]
By Sam Burroughs on September 4th, 2013 | Last updated: September 4, 2013 at 11:46 am
St. Johns County 2014 tax rate stays flat – The St. Johns County Commission unanimously approved a $604.7 million budget and a property tax rate of 7.2551 mills. With no increase to the current tax rate, the county is estimated to […]
Sameer Saboungi, a University of Florida student, migrated from Syria when he was a child. The world, not just the United States, has a responsibility to answer to the horrors that have been quickly erupting in his home country, he said.
By Jeanna Arroyo on August 28th, 2013 | Last updated: August 28, 2013 at 10:32 am
No raises for Orange’s 12,000 teachers amid union-district stalemate – A deal isn’t close on promised raises for teachers in nation’s 10th largest district after months of discussions between union president and school district negotiator. Tensions are high after several […]
By Billy Kennedy on April 12th, 2013 | Last updated: April 12, 2013 at 10:56 am
Rebel Victory in Syria Might Not Stop Conflict, U.S. Officials Say – Even if the present Syrian government is toppled, sectarian fighting in the country could continue for more than a year, according to a top American intelligence official. The […]
By Amanda Wood on March 28th, 2013 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 10:05 pm
Sameer Saboungi released 70 black balloons Thursday, letting them fly high above the Plaza of the Americas and simultaneously raising awareness of the Syrian conflict.