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Wildfires still burning in North Central Florida

North Central Florida firefighters continue working to contain 8 fires still burning in the area. Division of Forestry Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says current weather conditions make it very difficult to completely kill the fires. “We have not had significant rainfall, enough to put these fires completely out. So, …

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Protecting your home from wildfire

With wildfires continuing to burn thousands of acres of land in North Central Florida, the commercial and residential properties on the front line can be at risk. Institute for Business and Home Safety President and CEO, Julie Rochman, says embers can be a bigger threat than the flames themselves. “Those …

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Why Florida lags behind the nation in job creation

As unemployment continues to be a problem around the country, Florida in particular is searching for ways to create jobs. Governor Rick Scott released a statement on Friday calling Florida’s 12% unemployment rate unacceptable. WUFT’s Dan Katz spoke with economist Hank Fishkind about unemployment nationwide, what may be in store …

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Steinhatchee businesses still hurting months after BP oil spill

Despite the fact oil from the BP Horizon spill never reached the west coast of Florida, several small fishing communities around North Central Florida still suffered economically. Recently Trent Kelly traveled to the small town of Steinhatchee just north of Cross City to see if things were getting any better now that the oil spill isn’t dominating the headlines.

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Tuesday, December 7th, is the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. WUFT’FM’s Matthew Cretul has more on what North Central Florida did over the weekend to remember December 7th, 1941. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/PearlHarbor.mp3]

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Drumming up support for the Gators

Saturdays in the fall around north central Florida revolve in large part around the University of Florida’s football games with rivals from the SEC. Part of that rivalry is also the battle between marching bands. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Katie Gillen reports on one part of the band that gets especially …

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