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

    Tuesday Jul 17 | 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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  2. Alachua County Commissioners Discuss Raising Stormwater Assessment FeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 16 | 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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  3. Judge Rules In Favor of Alachua County Sheriff In Budget Dispute With County CommissionersRead the original story

    Monday Jul 16 | 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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  4. Will UF Become Early Voting Site? Attorneys Argue Before Federal JudgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 16 | 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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  5. NPR 'Rough Translation' Host Gregory WarnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | 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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  6. Alachua County To Move Fairgrounds, Extension Office To NewberryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | 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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  7. Soccer Fans Take In 2018 World Cup Matches From Alachua County PubsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | 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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  8. July 11, 2018: News in 90Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 11 | 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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  9. Gainesville Commissioner Encourages Switch To Paper StrawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 11 | 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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  10. Gainesville Divers Weigh In On Thai Soccer Team RescueRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 11 | 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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  11. 50 Days In Office: Q&A with Gainesville City Commissioner Gigi SimmonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 6 | 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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  12. 50 Days In Office: Q&A with Gainesville City Commissioner Gail JohnsonRead the original story

    Friday Jul 6 | 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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  13. Anti-Confederate Protesters Disrupt Independence Day Celebration In St. AugustineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 5 | 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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  14. Tuesday MorningsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 3 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    It's Blue's first visit. The gray chihuahua mix was adopted last week after four years in a shelter by Toby Starling, a homeless, alcoholic veteran who came to Gainesville two years ago.

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  15. Public Wi-Fi 'Canopy' To Connect Campus, Downtown Through UF-City PartnershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 2 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Gainesville could have an expanded public Wi-Fi access throughout the corridor of town stretching from the east edge of the University of Florida campus all the way to downtown as early as this fall. The project is a part of the greater Strategic Development plan formed a year ago between the city and university.

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  16. Billy Buchanan And His Rock 'N Soul Revue Join the Lineup for Fanfares And Fireworks 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 2 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    WUFT's Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, speaks with Cleveland-born singer/songwriter Billy Buchanan about joining the lineup for this year's Fanfares and Fireworks presented by WUFT. Billy discusses some of the projects he's been working on since he spoke with WUFT's Dana Hill back in February .

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  17. Alachua County Is Considering Cabot/Koppers Superfund Site For New FairgroundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 28 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    The Cabot/Koppers site in Gainesville was first placed on the Environmental Protection Agency's toxic Superfund site list in 1983. Thirty-five years later, it's on a new list - that of potential locations for the new Alachua County fairgrounds.

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  18. Musician Annie Guthrie Influenced by More Than Just Father Arlo and Grandfather WoodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 28 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Saying she's known as "the dark and brooding Guthrie," her influences range from the rich traditions of her father Arlo Guthrie , grandfather Woody Guthrie and extended musical family like Pete Seeger and Hoyt Axton to her child-of-the-'80s favorites Annie Guthrie performs music from her 2016 debut, Dragonfly , and more on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Heartwood Soundstage in Gainesville. Glenn Richards is Operations Coordinator and local host for Morning Edition on WUFT-FM.

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  19. UF College of Medicine Searching For New Dean As Mike Good Takes Utah JobRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 27 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    After 10 years as dean of the University of College of Medicine, Dr. Michael Good is leaving for the University of Utah. He was named Wednesday as Utah's senior vice president for health sciences, CEO of University of Utah Health and executive dean of its School of Medicine.

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  20. Citizens' Monument: 34th Street Wall Showcases History Of GainesvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 26 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    "It's a lightning rod," said Gina Hawkins, Executive Director of Keep Alachua County Beautiful. "It's a continuously changing billboard."

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