Tag Archives: Syria

In The News: U.S. Conducts Air Strikes, Jake Kerouac Letter Found, China Building Island, FSU Shooting Victim Paralyzed

By 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 […]

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Syrian Refugees Share Stories of Survival

By 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.

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North Floridians React to Obama’s Speech on Syria

By , and on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 11, 2013 at 9:17 am

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.

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In The News: Execution Postponed, Syrian Chemical Proposal, Gainesville Budget Increase, License-Free Fishing, Stolen School Buses

By 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 […]

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In the News: St. John’s County’s Flat Tax Rate, Gators defend offense, Congressman oppose intervention in Syria, Businesses worry over looming concert

By 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 […]

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For Syrians In North Florida, ‘Every Family Has Had At Least One Loss’

By , and on September 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 3:38 pm

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.

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In the News: No Deal on Orange County Teachers’ Raises, County Bans Human Signs, Local Charities Receive Less From Shelter Grant, US Deciding How To Strike Syria

By 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 […]

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70 Balloons Project raises UF awareness of Syrian conflict

By 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.

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