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Honoring twenty five years of advocacy

An advocate for displaced women is being honored at Santa Fe College as she retires after 25-years of service as the coordinator of the Displaced Homemaker program. Nancy Griffin says there is still a need to help women. “There was much more I think counseling involved in the beginning of …

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UF offers sustainability major

The University of Florida is offering a brand new major to students. The new Sustainability Studies” major will allow students the chance to study the humanities, social and natural sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Political Science Professor Les Thiele is the director of the major. Thiele …

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Santa Fe honors retiring coordinator

An advocate for women who needed help in North Central Florida for the past 25 years is being honored at Santa Fe College as she retires as coordinator of the Displaced Homemaker program. Nancy Griffin started in 1986, and after helping more than 35-hundred women rebuild their lives after divorce …

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Food Drive This Saturday

Gainesville’s Bread of the Mighty food bank and four other charities are gearing up for this weekend—when the U-S Post Office will help with a food drive. Food bank director Anne Voyles says non-perishable food left at your mail box Saturday morning will be picked up by the carrier for …

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Honey Prairie Fire has crossed into Florida

The Honey Prairie fire continues to eat its way through the Okefenokee wilderness. Since its start the fire has consumed more than 81,000 acres. Okefenokee Supervisory Refuge Ranger, Art Webster says forestry officials and firefighters have taken many measures to try and stop the fire, and they hope to keep …

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Schools cope with budget cuts

With public schools now looking at how to make up for their reduced budget from the state, Alachua County Assistant Superintendent for Planning and Budget Keith Birkett says the area should be able to maintain current services. “We’ve been intentionally building what we call recurring reserves over the past two …

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Wildfires keep firefighters busy

It was no rest for the weary this weekend as the Division of Forestry continued to fight wildfires around the state—including some large blazes in north Florida. WUFT-FM’s Forrest Smith talked with Wildfire Mitigation specialist Ludie Bond about the fire control effort and the situation involving some of the worst. …

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A new study shows support for more laws on highway safety

A Triple-A study finds a majority of Americans support additional laws and want more action by government officials to improve highway safety. Triple-A Auto Club South Manager Karen Morgan says the results indicate motorists support more, not less action by the government to make roads safer. “They’re looking for more …

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Schools prepare for budget cuts

Now that the state Legislature has passed their relatively austere 70-billion dollar budget this past weekend….many state agencies and programs are re-assessing their own budgets…including several area schools. WUFT-FM’s Trent Kelly reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/schoolbudgetwrapforweb.mp3]

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Honoring military moms

By Corey Bachman – WUFT-FM Military moms, spouses and grandmothers will be honored tomorrow (5/7) with a Mother’s Day Social provided by Operation-Homefront-Florida. WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman spoke with Operation Home Front Florida Spokeswoman, Christy Campbell who says the non-profit organization will show appreciation to these moms for their service and …

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