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Clerks get budget help

A panel of lawmakers has approved Governor Rick Scott’s request to restore nearly $30 million in budget cuts for Florida’s court clerks. Without the budget adjustment, the clerks would have faced layoffs, branch office closures, and cut office hours. We spoke with Alachua County Clerk of the Circuit Court Buddy …

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Ball Corporation to close

Ball Corporation is closing its Gainesville plant by the end of this year and leaving 125 employees without work. The metal beverage packaging plant says the demand for standard 12-ounce cans has gone down, and Ball Corporation Spokesman Scott McCarty says that’s the only kind of cans the Gainesville plant is equipped …

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Election wrap up

One race from the Tuesday ballot may take a few days to resolve.  Longtime Congressman Cliff Stearns is going to have to depend on provisional and overseas ballots if he wants to continue his career in congress. Running in the newly formed third congressional district, he trails Tea Party favorite …

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Reinforcing the “no tobacco” message at UF

The University of Florida became a tobacco free campus on July 1, 2010. Tobacco use is be prohibited on all university-owned properties, including the main campus, Eastside Campus on Waldo Road, P.-K. Yonge Developmental Research School and Shands Healthcare facilities in Gainesville and Jacksonville. Parking lots and vehicles located on …

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Tropics ripe for more hurricanes

Hurricane Ernesto is now fading away into Mexico after making landfall late yesterday on the Yucatan Peninsula. But what about our chances to see a big storm? WUSF’s Steve Newborn reports those odds are going up – at least for now. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/89HurricaneforecastwrapPRX.mp3] University of Florida Meteorologist Jeff Huffman says the …

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