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USPS moving closer to closing facilities

The U.S. Postal Service is finalizing plans to cut 35,000 jobs as an attempt to reduce company costs. Gainesville Area Postal Spokesman Sam Bolen says these cuts are necessary because more people are turning to email over letters. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Bolen1.mp3] USPS is waiting until May to announce which specific post offices …

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New Alachua County Commissioner Winston Bradley says he is pro-business

Winston Bradley started his first week in office in the new commission seat with a running start. His fellow commissioners welcomed him with open arms. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on Bradley’s inaugural plans for the year.  Also posted: a WUFT-TV report by reporter Sanika Dange. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/NewCommissionerWRAP.mp3]

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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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