Gainesville Newswire (Page 6)

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  1. Santa Fe Named Top Performing Community College In FloridaRead the original story

    Jul 25, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Santa Fe College will receive almost $3 million from the state in performance funding. SFC scored the highest among the 28 community colleges in Florida.

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  2. Gainesville Charity Collects School Supplies For StudentsRead the original story

    Jul 25, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Peaceful Paths, a non-profit organization in Gainesville, is collecting school supplies for families in need in its fifth annual back-to-school drive. "The families that we work with are trying to overcome a lot of obstacles and barriers," said John Thomas, the director of community giving and marketing.

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  3. Judge Strikes Down Florida's Campus Ban On Early VotingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    A federal judge is telling Florida that college campuses can be used for early voting sites in this year's elections. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker ruled Tuesday that the state's ban on using college and university campuses for early voting sites is unconstitutional.

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  4. Mobile Home Park Suffers Hurricane-Like DamageRead the original story

    Jul 24, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Sunday's storm left Whitney Mobile Home Park in worse condition than Hurricane Irma, according to some of the residents. "This was worse than Irma for here, for me, personally," said Geri Detrick, a resident in the park located at 8401 NW 13th St. in Gainesville.

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  5. Unvarnished: Story Summit At Heartwood SoundstageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Syraj Syed told his story of accepting change at the Heartwood Soundstage June 9 as part of Story Summit. Daniel Perea was born on Friday the 13th.

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  6. Liberty Phoenix Makes New Music With Folk Super-Group PineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    WUFT's Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, spoke with the members of Pine about their forthcoming debut CD and Free Fridays concert at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018. They also did two exclusive performances live in the WUFT Classic performance studio! Singer/songwriter Liberty Phoenix talks about making music again after 20 years and how she and Dan Stepp met and formed Pine with Andrew Cook , Brian Turke , and Mark Archer .

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  7. New Alachua County Youth Program Aims To Make Reading More RelatableRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    The seven boys and girls plopped down on purple bean-bag chairs inside Porters Community Center in Gainesville one morning this week and began reading children's books. Omarion Johnson, 9, read "Those Shoes," about a boy named Jeremy who desperately wants the newest, coolest shoes.

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  8. Gainesville City Commission Will Discuss Community ID System InitiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Madres Sin Fronteras and the Human Rights Coalition of Alachua County have proposed the idea of a community ID system to Gainesville residents. This system would allow people with limited access to state-issued IDs to receive locally-issued ones.

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  9. Alachua County Commissioners Discuss Raising Stormwater Assessment FeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    In recent weeks, heavy rain storms have caused problems in Alachua County neighborhoods such as Meadowbrook and Bowlan Springs. On Tuesday, members of the Alachua County board of county commissioners discussed setting new rates for the stormwater assessment fee for all residents of the county in order to bring in more funding for projects that will end the flood issues.

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  10. Judge Rules In Favor of Alachua County Sheriff In Budget Dispute With County CommissionersRead the original story

    Jul 16, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    A circuit court judge ruled Friday in favor of the Alachua County Sheriff's Office on its ability to retain more control over its budget rather than relinquishing some decisions to the Board of County Commissioners. Judge Monica Brasington of the 8th Judicial Circuit denied county commissioners their request to gain oversight of changes to the Alachua County Sheriff's Department's budget, giving Sheriff Sadie Darnell the freedom to allocate money how she sees fit after each fiscal year begins.

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  11. Will UF Become Early Voting Site? Attorneys Argue Before Federal JudgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Florida elections officials were wrong to block on-campus early voting sites in Gainesville and Tallahassee, lawyers for the League of Women Voters of Florida told a federal judge Monday. But attorneys representing the state argued there was no indication that college students - or anyone else - would have voting rights abridged due to an advisory opinion under scrutiny in the federal lawsuit filed this year by the League of Women Voters and other plaintiffs.

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  12. NPR 'Rough Translation' Host Gregory WarnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    WUFT Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, speaks with journalist Gregory Warner , host of Rough Translation , NPR's international podcast that explores how things we are talking about in the U.S. are being talked about somewhere else in the world. The second season takes new journeys to hear from people searching for a bridge from one worldview to another, even when everyone's telling them you can't get there from here.

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  13. Alachua County To Move Fairgrounds, Extension Office To NewberryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    After putting aside plans for a different site in Gainesville, the Alachua County Commission voted Wednesday to relocate the county fairgrounds and extension services to Newberry. Assuming county and Newberry officials finalize the details, the fairgrounds and a new Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Office would be moved to the Canterbury Equestrian Showplace site at 23100 Newberry Road.

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  14. Soccer Fans Take In 2018 World Cup Matches From Alachua County PubsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    On any day of the week, 7 a.m. may seem an unusual - even worrying - time to see a crowd of people lined up outside a pub. But Lisa Glave, general manager of The Queen's Arms Pub at the Village Center of Haile Plantation, says she opened her doors on June 18 at 7 a.m. to the sight of dozens of soccer supporters waiting for drinks to be served.

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  15. July 11, 2018: News in 90Read the original story

    Jul 11, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Hunter is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org. Gainesville residents will hold their annual Fanfares and Fireworks event to kick off Fourth of July celebrations.

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  16. Gainesville Commissioner Encourages Switch To Paper StrawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Gainesville is looking to become a zero-waste city by 2040. According to Gainesville city commissioner Adrian Hayes-Santos, eliminating plastic straws may be a big step toward that goal.

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  17. Gainesville Divers Weigh In On Thai Soccer Team RescueRead the original story

    Jul 11, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    It was announced Tuesday morning that all 12 boys and their soccer coach were rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand. "You have to have specialized training to make sure we stay safe in that environment," said Joe Boehnlein, owner of Scuba Monkey in Gainesville.

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  18. 50 Days In Office: Q&A with Gainesville City Commissioner Gigi SimmonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Gigi Simmons is a lifelong resident of the Porters community in east Gainesville, and as of May 17 , she is the newest city commissioner to represent District 1 on the commission. Representing an area of Gainesville with some of the highest levels of poverty, Simmons began her tenure as commissioner with plenty on her plate.

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  19. 50 Days In Office: Q&A with Gainesville City Commissioner Gail JohnsonRead the original story

    Jul 6, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    The swearing-in of Gail Johnson and Gigi Simmons in May earlier this year marked the first time in Gainesville's history that two black women served on the city commission simultaneously. Then, it was time for newly-elected Commissioner Johnson, now representing the entire city, to get to work.

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  20. Anti-Confederate Protesters Disrupt Independence Day Celebration In St. AugustineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    The July 4 protest near the city's bayfront also featured a call to the University of Florida as part of the protesters' chants. "The whole idea was disruption, and I think anyone who saw it would agree," Rev.

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