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Higher fuel prices mean higher food prices

We’re paying more at the fuel pump—and we’re starting to pay more at the grocery store too. It’s not a coincidence. WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman spoke with University of Florida Food and Resource economist Tom Spreen about the cause and effect when so many oil based products are involved in what …

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“Buy Local” buy in to your community

May has been declared “Buy Local” month, and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce hopes local residents embrace that idea. Communications Director Lindsay Brennan says buying in to local products means buying in to your community. “When you are buying from a local community, you are helping that community keep …

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Farmers caught in squeeze too

Price hikes in both fuel and food are taking a toll on residents. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports, local farmers are also struggling to keep up with cost inflation: [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/CATHERINEWRAPFP.mp3]

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Two Gainesville-based contracting companies merge

Longtime Gainesville-based contracting affiliates Charles Perry Construction, Incorporated and PPI Construction Management, Incorporated have merged as Charles Perry Partners, Incorporated or CPPI… WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson has more… [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ConstructionWrap forWEB.mp3]

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Mine gets approval in Levy county

The Levy County Commission gave Tarmac America approval early Wednesday morning for a special exception application for the King Road Mine to operate a limestone mine . As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson reports the vote was close. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/LEVYWRAP.mp3]

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Building for a cause in Citrus County

Habitat for Humanity is hosting a National Women Build day tomorrow. More than 70 volunteers are expected to come out in Citrus County and participate in the event. One of the goals of the event is to encourage women to become advocates of affordable housing.

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No vacation from taxes

If you’re thinking about booking a hotel in Florida through a travel agency anytime soon, beware. Trial attorneys and major hotel chains have teamed up to create a tax on fees charged by online and offline travel agencies. WUFT FM’s Laura McKeeman has more on a bill that will try …

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Marion County looks for help from federal housing fund

Marion County officials are urging area homeowners to check their eligibility on a new state housing payment program. The Florida Hardest Hit fund helps unemployed or underemployed homeowners pay their mortgages and applications are now available. Marion County Community Services Department Director Cheryl Amey says the need for this program …

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