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  1. Could A Helmet Have Prevented Death In This Recent Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Gainesville?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Emilee MacDonald had heard about the fatal mid-September crash on Clark Butler Boulevard that claimed the life of a Gainesville motorcyclist in his 20s. "From that moment forward, we have always had helmets," MacDonald said, adding that her husband, Jerry Amos, in fact now wears a full-face helmet when riding.

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  2. ACLU Raises Questions About Voting By Mail In FloridaRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    A recent study by the American Civil Liberties Union found that some mail-in ballots are being rejected in Florida. The study also stated that young voters and minority voters are more likely to have their ballot flagged and discounted.

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  3. Alachua County Organization Helps Lower Utility Bills For Low-Income HomesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    While utility bills are steadily rising in Gainesville and Ocala , the Community Weatherization Coalition is looking to make homes more energy efficient to cut what residents will need to pay each month. For Yvonne Dowers, a resident of southeast Gainesville, her electric bill can be nearly one-third of her monthly paycheck.

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  4. Panel Discusses Dangers Of Opioid AddictionRead the original story

    Friday Sep 21 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Avoiding the excruciating pain was addicting. If it was not for his wife Darla, he would have become an opioid addict, he said this week at an opioid awareness panel event at the Celebration Methodist Church in Gainesville.

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  5. Alachua County Schools Facilities Crisis And Tax Referendum On Forum AgendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 21 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Troubled with roof leaks, broken air-conditioners and overcrowding, Alachua County Public Schools officials assert that a districtwide facilities crisis adversely affecting how students learn. The district maintains that state lawmakers have cut funding for local schools to improve facilities by $168 million over the last 10 years.

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  6. Gainesville City Commission Delays Decision On New Zoning LawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 21 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    The Gainesville City Commission has delayed its decision on the implementation of new zoning laws for the city of Gainesville. Thursday's meeting featured several city residents furious and confused as to what the new proposed changes hoped to accomplish.

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  7. Tom Petty Song "Gainesville" Released In Advance Of New Box SetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    "Homegrown in the headphones" is the opening line and "Gainesville was a big town" is the refrain in Tom Petty's latest song, an homage to his hometown released Thursday. Recorded in 1998 during the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' "Echo" album session, the new song, "Gainesville," is part of the " An American Treasure " box set due out on Sept.

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  8. Grant Awarded To UF Shands For Pediatric Cancer ResearchRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 20 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Dr. Paul Castillo, a pediatric oncologist at UF Health, won the research grant from the Hyundai Hope on Wheels Foundation and hopes to find a cure for childhood cancer with it. Young patients left their painted handprints on a commemorative car during the Gainesville celebration.

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  9. Opposite Viewpoints on GRU Governance Referendum Offered During Community DiscussionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    With less than two months to go before the November election, two speakers from the Gainesville community took part in discussing the GRU Authority referendum. On Tuesday afternoon, a packed room of nearly 100 people, mostly seniors, came out to hear a debate between CEO of Infinite Energy and former Chair of the Utility Advisory Board Darin Cook, and former Gainesville City Commissioner Susan Bottcher.

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  10. 'It Spirals Out Of Control': The List Of Reasons Behind...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Nothing about the statistics in a yearlong study on racial disparities in her community shocked Chanae Jackson-Baker, a lifelong Gainesville resident and activist. "They just put numbers to what we already knew," said Jackson-Baker, 39, whose family garnered public attention in June after her 18-year-old son was pulled from his car and handcuffed during a traffic stop by an Alachua County Sheriff's deputy.

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  11. Turnout Lessons Learned From Florida's 2018 Primary Ahead Of The General ElectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Andrew Gillum's victory over former congresswoman Gwen Graham reaffirmed that notion, making the state's first black gubernatorial nomination and upending the battle for the governorship in November. The historic upset is coupled with over 1.5 million Democrats casting a ballot last month - an 81 percent increase since 2014.

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  12. Unvarnished: High Speed HondaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Garrett Hall decided it was time to part with his beloved 2001 Honda Accord. He ventured to Craigslist, knowing the risks and horror stories about selling used cars.

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  13. Florida Voices: Jon DeCarmine | Finding Homes For The HomelessRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Despite the increase in residents, the county's homeless population has actually decreased - particularly, in comparison to the population increase. The population data, left, shows an increase in population for the County.

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  14. Gainesville Prepares To Honor Tom Petty And Celebrate His BirthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Tom Petty fans will celebrate his birthday at two concerts in Gainesville, and the city will rename a municipal park in the late rock 'n' roll legend's honor, next month. Avenue to Tom Petty Park on Oct. 20, said Steve Phillips, the city's director of parks, recreation and cultural affairs.

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  15. Gainesville Police Union Receives Public Support, But Not Commission's Vote On Union ContractRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    The turnout at Gainesville City Hall supporting the Fraternal Order of Police required live feeds of the City Commission meeting be shown on TVs in the lobby and throughout the basement. A conference room in the basement of City Hall was among the locations designated for overflow seating during the public comment portion of the hearing.

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  16. Upcoming Hearing To Discuss Gainesville Police CompensationRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 6 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    A public hearing will take place at Gainesville City Hall Friday to discuss contract negotiations for the Gainesville Police Department, a topic of debate since 2016. The GPD has lost more than 100 officers within the last five years, according to GPD records.

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  17. How To See If Your Property Is Within FEMA's New Proposed Flood ZonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Mike Blanchard kayaks around his Alachua County home following Hurricane Irma in September 2017. Mike Blanchard lives in western Alachua County and remembers the flooding after Hurricane Irma at his property near SW 8th Ave. and SW 91st St. "It's two and a half acres," he said, and in the hours after the storm, he could kayak around his property.

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  18. Florida QB Feleipe Franks: I Don't Have Anything To ProveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 30 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Franks was benched three times last season, went 3-5 as the starter and finished with more turnovers than touchdown passes . The Gators posted their second losing record in five years, and the offense ranked in triple digits nationally for the sixth time in the last seven seasons.

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  19. White Nationalist Supporter Colton Fears Reaches Plea Deal On Attempted Murder ChargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    One of the men charged with a shooting that took place after a white nationalist speaking event in Gainesville last October has accepted a plea deal with state prosecutors. Colton Fears, 29, pled guilty to an accessory to attempted first-degree murder charge during his pre-trial hearing on Monday morning.

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  20. Gainesville Has Had 575 Car Burglaries So Far In 2018, And Drivers...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Miguel Barreiro left his house, on Northwest Third Avenue near the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, around noon one Sunday in June, aiming to go to a supermarket. But when Barreiro opened the door of his Ford Taurus parked out front, something wasn't right.

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