First Coast Connect
The State Of Jacksonville's 'Zombie' Foreclosures09/16/14
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.
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.
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