First Coast Connect
Coastal Building Continues Unabated Despite Concerns09/26/14
The United States has added over two million housings units to the nation's coast in the last 20 years, and construction is not slowing down, according...
Media Roundtable: Retrial Of Michael Dunn Begins
Michael Dunn, Mayor Alvin Brown and Senator John Thrasher are making headlines this week.
Laura Street Trio Developer Eyeing 2015 Renovation Date
A group of downtown Jacksonville's most iconic buildings could be getting a facelift very soon.
Mayor Brown, City Council Claim Politics Playing Role In Budget Battle
The City Council will take a final vote Tuesday night on next year’s city budget following months of back-and-forth between the group and Mayor Alvin...
New UNF Survey Finds Domestic Violence Issues Could Be Costly For NFL
A new survey from the University of North Florida finds that problems with domestic abuse among the NFL's players could begin affecting the league where...
Media Roundtable: Obama Rules Out Ground Troops Against ISIS In Tampa...
President Obama, Jameis Winston and Jacksonville's quality of life are making headlines this week.
Medical Marijuana Advocate John Morgan Speaks In Jacksonville
The public face of the campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Florida is currently traveling across the state to urge voters to pass Amendment 2 in...
The State Of Jacksonville's 'Zombie' Foreclosures
According to a recent report, Jacksonville is one of the hardest-hit cities when it comes to "zombie homes" - abandoned properties stuck in foreclosure...
Florida Ranked Low In New AARP Scorecard On Support For Seniors
Despite having the highest number of residents aged 65 and older of any state, Florida is near the bottom of a new AARP survey on the state of U.S....
Commentary: 'The Maze Runner' And Male Screen Relationships
With the new film The Maze Runner opening this weekend, First Coast Connect pop culture philosophy contributor Nicolas Michaud has thoughts on the...
Media Roundtable: Khan Condemns Rice, Supports Goodell
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan issued a statement Thursday condemning former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for domestic abuse against his...
New Wounded Warrior Project Survey Offers Snapshot Of Injured Vets
As the nation reacts to President Barack Obama's announcement of an open-ended campaign against the threat posed by the Islamic State, the Wounded...
North Florida TPO Seeks Public Input On First Coast Transportation Plans
In a critical update to the area's long range transit plans, the North Florida TPO is evaluating transportation needs and challenges across Northeast...
Council President Yarborough Discusses Proposed 2015 Budget
The Jacksonville City Council will begin reviewing next year’s proposed city budget Tuesday night.
Amid Investigations, Examining 'Rape Culture' On Florida College...
As FSU investigates its quarterback and Gainesville police look into incidents on the UF campus, the issue of sexual assault at universities is front...
Former Retirement Task Force Chair Scheu On '$5 Million Cop'
Lucrative retirement benefits for the city’s police and firefighters are renewing calls for reform.
New York Times Reporter On Latest In O'Connell Case
The family of Michelle O'Connell, who was found dead in the home she shared with a St. Johns deputy in 2010, wants an expanded probe into her shooting.
JTA To Overhaul Mass Transit System
In the biggest overhaul since the 1980's, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority is revamping its mass transit system.
Local Activists Speak Out On Crime And Poverty In Jacksonville
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.
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