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Eastern Alachua County may soon be receiving a much-needed face-lift

Alachua County Commissioners are expected to move forward with plans to redevelop the eastern part of the county.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with County Growth Management Planner Michael Cassteen who says the project brings great potential for economic growth. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPRedevelopQA.mp3]  

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Marion County residents get a break on fees

Residents in Marion County will now pay less for certain residential building projects. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo has more on the newly approved fee reductions. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPBuildingPermitswrap.mp3]

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New Senior Center opens in Gainesville

A new center in Gainesville will provide senior citizens with social, recreational, and educational opportunities. The new 17,000 square-foot City of Gainesville-Alachua county Senior Recreation center at northside park had its ribbon cutting ceremony this morning.  In attendance were Gainesville city commissioners, state officials, and senior citizens from all over the …

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Consumer confidence in Florida at near record low

A University of Florida survey shows Floridian’s consumer confidence has decreased from July to August. This month’s mark fell five-points to a near-record low of 62, only three points higher than the record low of 59 back in the summer of 2008. UF Survey Research Director, Chris McCarty, blames the drop …

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UF economist gives perspective on debt limit vote

Both houses of Congress have approved the increase in the debt limit at the federal level and have sent it on to President Obama. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Bailey Meyers spoke with University of Florida Professor of Economics David Denslow about his analysis of the measure. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPDenslow.mp3]

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