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Marion County students may see a four-day school week

Recent budget cuts in education have led the Marion County School Board to consider enacting a 4-day school week for its students. Florida received three billion dollars in federal stimulus tax money for education, but Marion County Schools estimates the district must still shave off 19 million dollars from their …

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Gainesville gets a sunny recommendation

Gainesville is receiving recognition as one of the country’s top solar cities. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports, Gainesville Regional Utilities continues to work to develop the solar technology. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/GainesvilleSolarGrowthwrap.mp3]

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Assessing revenue losses from BP oil spill

State economists are trying to determine how much sales tax and other revenue Florida lost as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill last year. They’ll be crunching those numbers today. Florida then can seek reimbursement from BP. An internal investigation by the owner of the rig that …

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Update on the Santa Fe Fire

With rain at the top of Florida’s wish list, wildfires continue to rage across North Central Florida. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports, the Santa Fe Fire is one of particular concern. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SantaFeFireWrap.mp3]

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Bay Scallop season starts Saturday

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reminds people that the recreational harvest season for bay scallops in Florida will begin this Saturday and extend through September 25. WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman spoke with FWC Spokeswoman, Karen Parker who says this extension was made to benefit fishing communities economically impacted by …

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New state eduation commissioner chosen

Virginia’s education secretary has been chosen to run Florida’s public schools. The Florida Board of Education met this morning in Tampa and voted unanimously to name Gerard Robinson the state’s next education commissioner. The board interviewed him and four other finalists yesterday. Robinson rose from a working-class upbringing in Los …

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A day to celebrate the United Way

Local government officials and United Way are turning the page on distributing children’s books to childcare centers across Gainesville. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman reports, the company is working hard to improve school readiness and increase graduation rates. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPUnitedWayDay.mp3]

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