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Marion parents can tell school officials their feelings

The Marion County School district is providing parents with an opportunity to give their opinions about schools. The survey that can be found on the school district website is meant to boost parental involvement. Marion County Public Schools Coordinator of Grants and Federal Programs Michelle Kernan says the district wants to give parents opportunities …

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Can UF stop hiking tuition?

Vice President Joe Biden is at Florida State University to push for affordable tuition. University of Florida Spokesman Steve Orlando says the university does what it can to help students deal with any hike. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Orlando1.mp3] He says UF has seen a $200 million decrease in state appropriation over the last …

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Names of last three victims from I-75 crash released

The Florida Highway Patrol has released the names of the last three victims from this past Sunday’s deadly Interstate 75 pile-up.  Investigators says it was a family of three from Pensacola. According to a family member with knowledge of the situation, Michael Hughes, along with his wife Lori and his daughter, …

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11th victim discovered in I-75 crash

Alachua County medical examiners have discovered the remains of a third victim in one of vehicles involved in Sunday’s I-75 accident near Paynes Prarie, according to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol this evening. This brings the tally of dead to 11. The Gainesville Sun confirmed with FHP Lt. …

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Alachua County voter turnout numbers disappointing

The results are in, and turnout in Alachua County was not as high as the Supervisor of Elections Office had hoped it would be. Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter says early voting and absentee ballot turnout seemed to indicate a higher turnout on election day. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/Carpenter-1.mp3|titles=Carpenter 1] The …

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NPR projects Romney to win Florida Primary

FROM NPR: NPR is projecting that Mitt Romney has won the Florida primary, with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in second place. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Romney had nearly 47 percent of the vote. Gingrich had 32 percent. Update 10:07 p.m.: With all precincts reporting in Alachua county, …

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