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Firefighter jobs tough to come by

Becoming a firefighter in north central florida is the same as it is in many other places.  It takes hard work, dedication, and education.  And as Florida’s 89 point one wuft-fm’s Dana Lewin reports, even though he’s trained as an EMT and a paramedic, one area resident is finding, getting …

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Gainesville CRA takes next step in city’s vision for the power district

Demolition crews will begin work Wednesday morning on the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency’s Power District Catalyst Warehouse and site.  The site is located at the former Gainesville Regional Utilities warehouse building just east of the Kelly Power Plant. Once demolition is complete, exterior and interior renovations will begin. The City of Gainesville …

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The “illegal” versus “undocumented” controversy continues

People continue to argue about just what is the correct title for immigrants who reside in the United States with no documentation.  The term “illegal immigrant” is offensive to some. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports on how this term puts a negative label on certain immigrants. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/IllegalVsUndocumentedContinuedWRAP.mp3]

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Gas prices on the rise again

While consumers may have enjoyed a period of lower gas prices recently, that price drop was short-lived.  Gas prices spiked in the past week. Nationally, the average price rose from $3.33 to $3.38, while here in Florida prices increased from $3.19 to $3.26. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kristen Botica reports on the causes and …

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Job numbers not as good as some expected

The monthly unemployment numbers were released today, and some were disappoined with what they had to say. Florida 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Corey Brooks takes a look at the new jobs report, and what it means for the country, state, and cities. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/07/BrooksJobsWrap.mp3|titles=BrooksJobsWrap]

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Workforce job fair rescheduled

From Workforce Connection Workforce Connection’s Job Fair which was postponed due to the threat of Tropical Storm Debby has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 19. The job fair is open at no charge to anyone looking for work in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. It will take place from 8 …

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Daytona Speedway goes tobacco free

The grandstands of Florida’s Daytona Speedway sporting venue will officially be smoke-free starting Friday night, July 6th. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo spoke with Lenny Santiago, Senior Director of public relations of Daytona International Speedway about how a tobacco free speedway will impact NASCAR and the fans. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SantiagoDaytonaQA.mp3]  

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Ecotourism still strong in Florida

Many areas of North and Central Florida are home to natural springs, lakes, beaches, trails and other natural lands.  As the economy took a turn for the worse, the state’s parks and ecotourism offerings became attractive options as they are often much cheapter than vacations like cruises, theme parks and …

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