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Sizing up this week’s GOP debate in Arizona

With Wednesday’s Arizona debate marking the final time the four major GOP candidates will share the platform, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman chatted with University of South Florida political science professor Susan MacManus about what has been a very interesting GOP primary campaign. In the first part of the Q&A session, …

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Alachua County Republican Party: Bradley a solid choice

Republican Winston Bradley is stepping in to the Alachua County Commission seat vacated by Democrat Rodney Long late last year. Alachua County Republican Party Chairman Stafford Jones says this is a positive step forward for the county at large. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Jones3.mp3] Jones says Bradley’s experience in business, the military and the …

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Lawmaker, utility talk about nuclear plant

Some critics claim Progress Energy’s proposed nuclear power plant in Levy County may not be built. WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend spoke with State Senator Mike Fasano about the potential future of the plant. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/FisanoQA.mp3|titles=FisanoQ&A] Despite the senator’s complaints, Progress Energy says it still plans on building the reactors. WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis  spoke …

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Gainesville has a voice in Washington, D.C.

Florida’s legislative delegation is hearing about of a number of Gainesville projects today. Gainesville City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa says she is making the case for many issues to wrap up a two-day stay on Capitol Hill, but her main focus is on improving infrastructure. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/MastrodicasaB.mp3] Other projects include improving RTS …

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