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Cats cared for, may be ready for adoption in Alachua County

There are around 635 cats who made it out alive of an Alachua County sanctuary, in what authorities said was the largest cat hoarding case in the United States. In June almost 700 cats were seized from Haven Acres Cat Sanctuary in High Springs Forida, they are now being sheltered at warehouses in Gainesville. And as Florida's 89.1 WUFT-FM'S Jessica Becerra reports it's hoped they will be adopted soon.

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Area religious leaders join “Campaign for Fair Food”

Several Gainesville area religious leaders are joining a “Campaign for Fair Food” involving the Coalition of Immokalee workers.  As Dina Lewis reports, they want the Publix Supermarket chain to improve pay and working conditions for tomato pickers by paying more per pound for their tomatoes. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPTomatowrap2.mp3] WUFT made several calls …

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Political science professor reflects on debt-deal

Last night’s debt ceiling agreement comes with a number of political implications.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo spoke with University of South Florida Political Science Professor Susan McManus about what’s at the heart of the debt deal. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/McManusQA.mp3]

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Former Gator basketball star and NBA national champ gives back to kids

Former Gator basketball great Corey Brewer has come back to Gainesville for a special youth camp. Brewer who was part of the 2006 and 2007 National Championship Teams for the Gators is holding a basketball camp for kids and teens to not only share some basketball "know-how" but to bring attention to a disease that has a significant impact on his life. Florida's 89.1, WUFT-FM's Alyssa Averette reports on this special "giving back to the community" basketball camp.

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18 year old dies in car crash

A Williston teenager is dead after a head-on crash Friday morning.  Just before 7 a.m. 18-year-old Michael Cuello’s vehicle crossed the center line and hit a pick-up on State Road 121 between 85th street and Wacahoota Road. Cuello was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene. …

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Potential consequences of a national debt default

With the debt plan deadline looming, some have begun raising questions about the consequences of a national default if it were to happen. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe spoke with Prudential Florida Managing Broker Richard Cohen to discuss the possible effects a default might have on the real estate market. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/AnchorsQA.mp3]

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Clock ticking down on debt ceiling issue

Congress has less than a week to make a decision regarding the debt ceiling crisis and local banks are feeling the pressure. President and CEO of Florida Bankers Association Alex Sanchez says people are worried about their money just as much as the banks are. Sanchez says he is very …

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Expo celebrates Americans with disabilities act

Gainesville’s Citizens Disability Advisory Committee held an expo today to celebrate the 21st anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act. The event served as an educational opportunity as the committee handed out information about services available for individuals with disabilities. Sherry Wetsel is a member of the Citizens Disability Advisory …

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Campaign for fair food comes to Gainesville

Fifteen religious leaders in Gainesville signed a joint open letter to Publix Supermarkets today urging the corporation to help end what they’re calling worker abuse in Florida’s tomato fields. The letter encourages Publix to meet with the Coalition of Immokalee Worker’s Campaign for Free Food, which seeks to improve wages …

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Food bank faces summer shortage

Marion-Polk Food Share serves the two counties it is named for. As people turn their attention elsewhere during the summer months, the food bank suffers a yearly low point in food donations. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports how the group’s search for a permanent fix may help solve this …

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The dilemma of missing traffic signs

Gainesville has a traffic sign problem. It’s not that citizens are all disobeying the signs, it’s that people are stealing them. According to Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman Tscharna Senn, more than four dozen traffic signs have been taken this past year… some more than once in the same location. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM Kareem Sandy reports.

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