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Analyzing the latest primaries

It’s been an active week in the GOP race to the presidency with the South Carolina debate last night and resignation of John Hunstman from the campaign trail.  Political scientists are weighing in on the stats of the primary election. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko spoke with University of South Florida political …

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Florida’s Secretary of State turns in resignation

Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning resigned today. Browning will continue in his position until February 17th, after Florida’s Presidential Preference primary on January 31st. Browning cited wanting to spend more time with his family as his reason for resigning. Governor Scott commended Browning’s dedication, saying Browning was instrumental in implementing …

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UF alum covers national political scene

Another step on the presidential election trail for 2012 is being taken today, in New Hampshire.  Republicans arre deciding who they favor as their party’s nominee to face President Barrack Obama in the general election.  A Univeristy of Florida graduate is part of the national press corps that’s been tracking …

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Legislative session gets underway tomorrow

Florida’s 2012 Legislative Session get underway this week.  Florida Pulbic Radio’s Tom Flanigan reports that this year’s gathering of lawmakers will be unique in several ways. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/sessionpreview0106d.mp3] WUFT-FM will carry Florida Governor Rick Scott’s “State of the State” address tomorrow with live coverage beginning at 11:00 a.m.

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High Springs city comission to look at figures on managing Poe Springs

The High Springs City Commission will look at figures related to a proposal under which the city would take over day-to-day operations of Poe Springs Park on Thursday afternoon. WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with High Springs City Commissioner Bob Barnas, who is spearheading the proposal, about the plan. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BarnasQNA1.mp3] Barnas …

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Deadline to participate in end-of-month elections

The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections office is buzzing this morning with voters registering to take part in elections at the end of this month. Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter says it is the last day to register, but the elections office will accept applications all day. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/CARPENTER4.mp3] The city …

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Open seat in Ocala calling for candidates

Qualifying for the open Ocala District 3 City Council seat is underway, and Marion County Assistant Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox expects interest in the seat to be high. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/WILCOX1.mp3] He says part of the interest in the seat may be driven by economic concerns or other special interests that …

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New Ocala parking proposal could bring several changes

Ocala’s Municipal Development Executive Director Marc Mondell says the city’s new parking enforcement  proposal will come before the city council on December 20th. Among other things it will change first time parking offenses to warnings rather than tickets and no longer allow shuffling between parking spaces when time expires. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/QAMondell.mp3]

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