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The news isn’t all bad. There are people in Gainesville and across the rest of our slice of Florida doing good work and trying to make their community a better place. These are their stories.

Marion county honors its veterans

A large crowd turned out in Marion County for the Memorial Day Service in the Veteran’s Park. At least 40-thousand veterans live in Marion county. As Jonathan Chandler reports, veterans who served in a wide variety of military service came to remember and honor those veterans who have died through …

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Soldier’s escort procession today

The following statement is from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office: Members of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office will escort the body of Private Lamarol Tucker from the Gainesville Regional Airport to Chestnut Funeral Home today. Private Tucker, of Gainesville, was killed in the line of duty while serving in Afghanistan …

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Paying respect to fallen soldier Lamarol Tucker

The body of a Gainesville soldier who died in the line of duty last week in Afghanistan was returned to Gainesville earlier today. Hundreds of people lined the street as the procession moved from Gainesville Regional Airport to Chestnut Funeral Home in Gainesville. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Alexa Padilla was at …

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Tackling Islamophobia in America

In reaction to anti-islamic rhetoric, University of South Carolina Arabic studies professor Stephen Sheehi will be speaking at the Civic Media Center at 7 p.m. Saturday night. He will be discussing his book titled Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims. WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz spoke with him about the book. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SheehiQA.mp3]

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Food drive brings more than just letters to mailboxes

The nation’s largest food drive is hitting North Central Florida tomorrow in an effort to “Stamp Out Hunger”. North Central Florida United Way Marketing and Communications Vice President Mindy Underberger says families in the community need this help, especially at this time of year. “It provides much needed staples for …

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Honoring twenty five years of advocacy

An advocate for displaced women is being honored at Santa Fe College as she retires after 25-years of service as the coordinator of the Displaced Homemaker program. Nancy Griffin says there is still a need to help women. “There was much more I think counseling involved in the beginning of …

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Food Drive This Saturday

Gainesville’s Bread of the Mighty food bank and four other charities are gearing up for this weekend—when the U-S Post Office will help with a food drive. Food bank director Anne Voyles says non-perishable food left at your mail box Saturday morning will be picked up by the carrier for …

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Hunger knows no season in Alachua County

As Gainesville heads into the hot summer months, the staff at Bread of the Mighty Food bank is as busy as ever. WUFT-FM’s Forrest Smith talked with Bread of the Mighty director Anne Voyles about an upcoming food drive the postal service is involved with—and some other issues on her …

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