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UF expert: wary of nuclear reactor permits

Georgia will have two new nuclear reactors helping to power its grid in the coming years after the Nuclear Regulatory Comission approved their construction. The move concerns some in the wake of the disaster at Fukushima in Japan less than a year ago. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Nuclear-Reax-Approval-Wrap.mp3|titles=Nuclear Reax Approval Wrap]

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Friends and community rally to help save a family farm

A head-on collision Tuesday left a Hawthorne man dead, but the response from the community to help his family keep its organic family farm has been growing. Ed Sherwood was driving on State Road 20 Tuesday  when he collided head on with another truck, and was pronounced dead on the scene. …

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Weather forecast: bundle up this weekend

North Florida is in for some chilly nights.  University of Florida meteorologist Jeff Huffman has a forecast that will make you want to bundle up.  Here it is: In the wake of a cold front Friday evening, temperatures will begin a downward spiral over the weekend. A second, much colder, front …

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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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Santorum’s primary wins highlight divide in Republican party

Tuesday night’s Republican presidential primaries in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado turned out unexpectedly with Rick Santorum winning all three.  WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with University of South Florida Political Science Professor Susan MacManus about what exactly these results mean. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/MacManus_Web1.mp3|titles=MacManus_Web]

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Gainesville area gay activists react to Prop 8 court ruling

Regional gay rights activists are celebrating the recent California appeals court decision holding Proposition 8 unconstitutional. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports on how the decision, though favorable to gay rights, is making some activists uneasy. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Proposition-8.mp3|titles=Proposition 8]

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