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Helping people keep their homes

Florida is launching a one-billion dollar federally funded effort to help struggling homeowners keep their homes. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT– FM’s Juliza Monterroso reports, under the Florida Hardest-Hit Fund housing assistance program, homeowners may see a light at the end of the tunnel. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/HousingFundWrap.mp3]

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Former coaches return to UF basketball program

University of Florida Men’s Basketball Head Coach Billy Donovan announced two additions to his coaching staff today. John Pelphrey returns to the basketball program while former St. John’s head coach Norm Roberts also joins the staff. The pair brings 19 combined seasons as head coaches to the team.

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Civil War anniversary remembered today

One of the most important events in American History that occured 150 years ago is being celebrated. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Jennifer Eckhart reports, University of Florida students are reflecting upon this event. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/eckhartwrap.mp3]

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Debating politicians on Twitter

Governor Rick Scott’s team is continuing to fight the press in a Twitter War. The public is following the argument between Scott’s Communications director Brian Burgess and St. Pete Times reporter Michael Bender. But University of Florida Social Media Expert Mike Foley says Scott’s image should not be affected. “I …

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Students begin FCAT 2.0

Students will take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test for four days beginning today (4/11). The rebooted FCAT 2.0 is designed to evaluate skills students should be able to master under new state standards. Alachua County Schools Spokeswoman Jackie Johnson says the main priority for teachers in Alachua County is to …

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Florida budget proposals mean big changes for UF

Florida lawmakers are getting closer to adopting a final budget, and the University of Florida could face significant changes. U-F spokeswoman Janine Sikes says both the House and Senate are looking at funding cuts which would hurt university services and employees. “We’re concerned that our employees would basically be facing …

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Increased security at UF spring football game

The annual Orange and Blue football game is the end of spring football practice for the University of Florida. This will mark the coaching debut of Will Muschamp, UF’s new head football coach. In a news release Friday afternoon, the school has announced it is heightening security in and around …

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