This week in The Point podcast, WUFT News answers the question of what the Rodman Dam costs each year to operate. It's about $150,000, less than some environmentalists have said as justification for its removal.Read More »
Untold Florida: Why Do Schools Still Collect Students’ Social Security Numbers?
Florida schools still use a student's Social Security Number to identify them, despite the risks associated with identity theft.Read More »
Find Out Florida: When Did Correctional Officers Last Receive A Raise?
The state budget the legislature passed this week could accomplish something Florida hasn't seen in more than 10 years — a pay raise specifically for correctional officers.Read More »
Where Was Paradise In Alachua County?
Today, Paradise is a mix of intersections, buildings, and paved parking lots.Read More »
When Will The Keys Begin Using Genetically Modified Mosquitoes To Fight Zika?
In collaboration with MosquitoMate, Inc., the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District will hold a field trial in mid-April in hopes to reduce the number of Aedes aegypti mosquitos, which have been related to Zika.Read More »
Paynes Prairie Goes On Without Management
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park has still not hired someone to replace its past manager who retired last spring.Read More »
What Are Those Purple Boxes In Florida’s Trees? They’re Helping To Fight Off Deadly Beetles
The USDA is increasing its effort against infestations of the emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle native to eastern Asia which has diminished ash tree populations throughout the United States.Read More »
Floridians Will Vote On Solar Panel Amendment
Florida's proposed Amendment 1 on the ballot this November may cause Floridians using solar panels to see higher utility charges.Read More »
What Are Those Mysterious Holes On Newberry Road?
Hundreds of holes have been drilled into Newberry Road as part of a 3-mile long, $6.2 million construction project.Read More »
How Is Panhandling Regulated in Alachua County?
Panhandling is defined as any request made in person for a donation of money or other item of value. What panhandling laws exist in Alachua county and how are they enforced?Read More »