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Duval School Board Considering Changing The Way It Ranks Seniors

The Duval County School Board is looking at changing the way high school seniors are ranked. Opponents of numerical academic rankings say they do more harm than good.

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Tuesday on First Coast Connect ahead of an expected congressional showdown this month on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA, we spoke with immigration attorney Giselle Carson, Director of the Refugee Immigration Project at Jacksonville Legal Aid Mariana Munoz and former DACA student “Maria” (01:07).   

The latest segment of Moveable Feast featured the Colonial Quarter and Pirate Museum of St. Augustine (33:16).

Cole Pepper talked about the Jaguars upcoming home playoff game Sunday against the Buffalo Bills and next week’s college football national championship game between Alabama and Georgia (46:00). 


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A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Nassau and Baker Counties in Florida, and for all of southeast Georgia Wednesday,  where a significant accumulation of ice and snow are expected.

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Many churches in Jacksonville will host New Year’s Eve services, sometimes called “watch nights.”  This year, some predominantly African-American churches will be turning their focus back to a fading tradition: recognizing the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s issuing the Emancipation Proclamation.  


12/29/17: The Year In Review

Dec 29, 2017

A historic Hurricane Irma leads to unprecedented evacuations while charter schools result in big changes and a sexual harassment scandal rocks the state legislature.


Florida Lawmakers Look To Make College Even Cheaper

Dec 29, 2017
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For Florida residents, attending a state university or college is a bargain.

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Events are scheduled all week in Jacksonville to celebrate the seven days and principles of Kwanzaa. On Thursday volunteers observed Kwanzaa’s third principle, Ujima, at the Ritz Theatre and Museum.


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State regulators will hear arguments in March on proposals for two new power plants in Putnam and Pasco counties that would supply electricity to customers of electric cooperatives throughout Florida.

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Updated 12/29 at 4:45 p.m.: 

It’s official. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ say their first NFL playoff game in a decade is sold out.

After the initial batch of tickets EverBank Field sold out in a little over an hour, the team came up with an additional 3,500 hundred seats or so.

They went on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, and, the Jags said they were gone by 10:05.

Twelve hundred standing-room-only tickets went just as quickly.

The team said altogether, 69,132 fans will attend their playoff game the weekend of Jan. 6. 

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Visiting college football players are touring Navy ships in Jacksonville this week. The tours are one of the perks of playing in this weekend’s TaxSlayer Bowl at Everbank Field.


North Florida Land Trust

Homes along Black Creek in Clay County were among some of the hardest hit by the flooding that followed Hurricane Irma. 


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President Trump refused to say Wednesday whether he would grant an interview to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible ties between the Trump campaign and the Russians who attacked that election.

"Certainly I'll see what happens," Trump said. "But when they have no collusion, and nobody's found any collusion at any level, it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview."

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In a phone call with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, President Trump once again expressed his willingness to hold talks between the U.S. and North Korea "at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances," according to a White House readout of Wednesday's call.

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