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Format: 2014-08-21
Format: 2014-08-21

When you drive through the rural parts of Florida, you might have seen it for yourself -- dead or dying orange trees. The culprit is a bacterial disease called Citrus Greening. A new University of Florida study tallies the economic cost.

USF student and Gilman International Scholarship winner Farah Britto didn’t know what to expect when she traveled to the west African country of Ghana. What she discovered was a beautiful and culturally-rich place that she believes more U.S. students should visit.

The two top contenders for the Republican nomination for president took several shots at each other during a debate at USF's Tampa campus. But the attacks swung at least one student toward another candidate.

While Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Newt Gingrinch were debating on stage, about 100 activists were protesting outside.

The protestors represented Students for a Democratic Society, Occupy USF and Occupy Tampa, Fight Back Florida, and other groups.

People tend to look at Florida from the outside and see it as a red state. But, the 2010 governor’s race, U.S. senate races and other statewide matches demonstrate otherwise – Florida is a two party competitive state unlike the other larger states – California, Texas and New York.

Saying “we shouldn't give people 99 weeks to do nothing,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says all recipients of unemployment insurance should be required to sign up for a job training program.

Newt Gingrich comes to FL after a  big win in South Carolina

Newt Gingrich won big in Saturday's South Carolina Republican primary.

WUSF's Carson Cooper sat down with StateImpact Florida's John O'Connor, who covered the 2004 and 2008 presidential primaries for The State, South Carolina's most influential newspaper.

With Newt Gingrich’s win in South Carolina, Florida’s GOP primary becomes just that much more important. So voters can expect a barrage of negative ads, many funded by Super PACs, to flood the airwaves.

Governor Rick Scott jumped on a conference call with reporters to personally announce the Florida unemployment numbers for December. They dropped from 10 per cent to 9.9 per cent. That's the first time unemployment numbers in Florida hit single digits in two-and-a-half years.

One thousand miles in 100 days. That's the goal of a wildlife expedition that's calling attention to the need to connect the state's disjointed wild areas into a contiguous wildlife corridor. Today, the group is paddling through some of the most remote swamps in the Everglades.

USF will be in the spotlight once again on Monday as it hosts the Republican Primary Debate. The University is co-sponsoring the debate with The Tampa Bay Times, The National Journal, NBC News and the Florida Council of 100.

The Lens

A five-member panel has come up with its recommendation to replace the upside-down pyramid at the end of St. Petersburg's Pier - the "Lens." It's the first step in a process that could transform the city's shoreline.

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