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Local Activists Speak Out On Crime And Poverty In...08/26/14
Prior to the explosive events in Ferguson, MO, alarm about the state of crime here in Jacksonville was making headlines.
What's Next For Same-Sex Marriage In Florida After Federal Judge...
A federal judge declared Florida’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional Thursday.
Judge Hears Arguments On New Congressional Map
Tallahassee Circuit Judge Terry Lewis said Wednesday that he will soon make a decision in the lawsuit over Florida’s Congressional district maps.
City Council To Vote On Food Truck Ordinance
In a closely watched issue for local food truck owners and fans, drafted legislation for Jacksonville’s food truck ordinance will go before City Council...
Local, State Organizations Partner To Address School To Prison Pipeline
The Jacksonville-based Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center is working with the state's Department of Juvenile Justice to prevent Florida girls from...
Depression And Mental Health Awareness In The Wake Of Robin Williams's...
The death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has unleashed a tide of emotion and discussion about how we deal with issues of mental illness in this...
Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Nan Rich Touts Record Heading Into...
Florida Democrats have until August 26 to decide who they will support in the state's governor's race: Charlie Crist or Nan Rich.
Media Roundtable: Fuller Warren Bike Path, Uber Ridesharing And Water...
From ridesharing to water taxis to bike paths, transportation is big news in Jacksonville this week.
Deemable Tech's Ray Hollister On Keeping Your Data Secure
An astounding and scary cyber-security breach is rocking the Internet.
Can There Be Lasting Peace In Gaza?
After weeks of violence, a three-day cease-fire between the Israeli Defense Forces and the Hamas militants seems to be holding this morning in the...
With All Due Respect: The Cruelty Of Animal Abuse And Offshore Drilling
I get it. I truly understand and empathize with the uproar and outrage concerning the two teenaged girls who tortured and stomped to death a gopher...
St. Johns River Health Improving, But Concerns Remain
Despite a recent case of flesh-eating bacteria in the St. Johns River, the seventh annual State of the River report shows reason for optimism.
With Special Session Set, What's Next For Redistricting In Florida?
On Friday, Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ordered lawmakers to fix two districts he had previously declared unconstitutional, including that of...
Media Roundtable: State Health Officials Propose Mobile Medical...
Forget the ice cream truck. if Florida marijuana entrepreneurs and health regulators get their way a truck carting medicinal cannabis could be coming to...
WJCT Launches New Web, Television Concept Showcasing Local Culture
WJCT is debuting a new programming concept both online and on television that shines a spotlight on this area’s amazing local talent.
Local Restaurant Owners Sued In Federal Court For Wage Violations
A federal lawsuit against a local restaurant is shining a light on a larger issue — exploited and often undocumented workers in our state and around the...
Anchors Aweigh: Local TV News Departures Spark Discussion
First Coast News has one less familiar face in the newsroom.
Support For Medical Marijuana In Florida Continues To Grow
A new poll is out showing that the state’s voters are actually in widespread agreement about something, and it’s an issue that cuts across race, age,...
Tech Tuesday: Local Education Nonprofit Wins Google Glass Contest
A local organization is getting a big nod from Google.
Climate Change Driving Politics In Race For Florida Governor
Climate wars are fueling the Florida governor’s race.
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