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Noise level policy is making noise in Gainesville

The Gainesville Public Safety Committee and Gainesville Police Department are reviewing the city’s policy towards noise from outdoor concerts.  Complaints aired at a meeting last night stemmed from a concert held at “The Vault” nightclub in September. The noise was under the city’s legal decibel limit but local residents say …

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Congressional Supercommittee days away from deadline

The congressional deficit-reduction supercommittee is days away from its deadline to cut one trillion dollars from projected deficits. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM, Chris Peralta, spoke with University of South Florida Political Science Professor, Susan MacManus, about where the supercommittee was on a possible agreement, and what the repercussions could be if it fails …

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Qualifying for Gainesville elections ends today

With Gainesville city elections around the corner, the deadline for candidates to qualify is today. Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter says there are 8 candidates who qualify for the Gainesville At-Large 1 commission seat and two candidates for the District 1 commission seat. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/Carpenter3.mp3] Thomas Hawkins will be …

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Human Signs” to stay in Ocala

People waving and spinning signs advertising a sale or business isn’t an unfamiliar sight on a lot of street corners. The Ocala City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to refrain from regulating these so-called “human signs” or “sign spinners” within the city. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo spoke with City Commissioner and …

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Newberry city leaders to discuss Alachua County Fairgrounds issue tonight

Newberry commissioners say they’re ready to reconsider their bid to move the Alachua County fairgrounds from east Gainesville to the Canterbury Shoplace equestrian park. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katerina Sardi spoke with Newberry Mayor Bill Conrad about the reason behind the changing mood. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPNewberryQAFinal111311.mp3] The Newberry City Commission will meet tonight starting …

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Newberry to reconsider fairgrounds bid

The City of Newberry will likely pull out of its bid to move the Alachua County fairgrounds to the Canterbury Showplace. Newberry Mayor Bill Conrad says the city will continue its plans for sports tourism in other ways. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/Conrad02.mp3] He says the city is reconsidering its plans because of poor …

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Perry misstep could change the Republican race

Republican Presidential candidate Governor Rick Perry may lose support after making a mistake last night during the Republican Debate in Michigan. When listing the three agencies he wants to cut from the federal government, Perry could only name two. University of Florida Political Science Professor Michael Martinez says the mistake …

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