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Jacksonville Lawyers Offering Help For City’s Immigrant Population

Lawyers from around Jacksonville are offering to help get the city’s immigrant residents on the road to citizenship this weekend. It’s all in advance of Florida Coastal School of Law’s annual Citizenship Day. And for many of the counselors, the charity work is intensely personal.

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White House Says It Didn't Interfere, But Will Russia Hearings Ever Get Going?

Updated at 2:55 p.m. ET with additional reporting
The wonkiest soap opera in Washington served up yet more of its trademark plot twists on Tuesday as the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russia detoured even further into partisan bickering. The upshot of the day's back-and-forth was this: Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, a holdover from the previous administration whom President Trump fired on Jan. 31, is not barred by the White House from testifying in open...

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T2 Trainspotting” is the long-awaited sequel to Danny Boyle’s classic film about young heroin addicts in Edinburgh, and it opened in US theaters a few weeks ago. Set two decades after “Trainspotting,” “T2” has all the drugs and crime of the original movie — even the same train-car wallpaper in one character’s childhood bedroom.

The NBA, PB&J And WBEZ

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Matias Garabedian

The peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Simple. Humble. Delicious.

ESPN The Magazine recently explored the role of the PB&J in the NBA, where the sandwich serves as a pre-game meal for some of the game’s best players, including Russell Westbrook, Steph Curry and retired power forward Kevin Garnett.

#BlackWomenAtWork goes viral as women take a stand

Mar 31, 2017
Jonathan Ernst/Reuters 

Earlier this week during a segment on “Fox and Friends,” the program ran a clip of US Representative Maxine Waters giving a strong anti-Donald Trump speech on the House floor.

Fox News Anchor Bill O’Reilly responded by making fun of her hair.

Worry not, if you have yet to see Get Out — the blockbuster social thriller by Jordan Peele that deconstructs America's racist monstrosity in horrific detail — Daye Jack's new video for the single "Lady Villain" contains no spoilers, despite their strikingly parallel themes.

Kendrick Lamar's Video For 'Humble' Is A Must-Watch

Mar 31, 2017

Kendrick Lamar dropped the presumptive first single — titled "Humble" — from his highly anticipated forthcoming album on Thursday night, just a week after teasing new music with a cryptic Instagram post.

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NASA

According to the American Geophysical Union

Voyager 1, launched 35 years ago, has left the solar system. 

However NASA says its not quite yet out of the neighborhood.

NASA has a nice web site where you can see photos and track where the Voyager space crafts are now. 

Creator Series: The Dandelion House

Mar 20, 2013
Rachel Rippey / Dandelion House

Each week, WJCT's Rebecca Farmer highlights one of the creators participating in Jacksonville's One Spark Festival.

Rachel Rippey creator of The Dandelion House and has always been interested in mentally disabled individuals.

When she was in high school, Rippey says she "would always go to their lunch table and check on them to make sure they had everything the needed”.

    About 400 people last night (Tuesday) attended the latest meeting of the Jax 2025 initiative.  The meeting focused on determining what the goals should be to measure the  success of the initiative.

       

During previous meetings participants discussed what kind of city they wanted Jacksonville to be in 2025 and what Jacksonville needs to focus on to achieve those  goals.

Excel23

JEA customers can expect their next bill to be a little bit lower.

    The JEA Board Tuesday

approved a fuel credit at its monthly meeting.

    JEA Executive Director Paul McElroy says the savings come from a lower than expected cost in natural gas.

The one-time credit will work out to about 35-dollars for the average residential customer. Commercial customers a likely to see about a 2-thousand dollar credit.

Michael Isam

  A bracelet was all it took to bring two strangers from different ends of the country together on Saturday, according to a story from the St. Augustine Record.

Peggy Cornacchio of Massachusetts wore the bracelet as a child to honor a U.S. prisoner of war fighting in Vietnam (similar bracelets were worn by many during the war), even though she had never met the man whose name her bracelet bore: Navy pilot Giles Norrington. 

State of Florida

A State Senate Committee unanimously passed a bill today that would shut down internet gaming centers in Florida.

Supporters say the legislation closes a loophole in state law that allows illegal gambling to take place.

        

The Florida-Times Union

They're the pastors of a growing, biracial Jacksonville church. But Mike and Connie Smith are also garnering attention for a provocative study they recently published looking at the high rates of homicide in African-American communities.

It's a long, detailed piece - one the Florida Times-Union initially declined

There's worrisome news from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where a man who authorities say was a student at the school apparently killed himself Monday — which led to the discovery of "a handgun, an assault weapon and [improvised explosive devices]" in his dorm room, according to school officials.

Kevin Meerschaert

Former Jaguars and current New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin paid a visit Wolfson Childrens Hospital Friday.

Coughlin visited patients and toured the soon to be completed teen recreation room paid for by his charity the Jay Fund.

The Jay fund was founded in honor of Jay McGillis, who played for Coughlin when he was Head Coach at Boston College and passed away from cancer.

Despite leaving the Jaguars after the 2002 season, Coughlin still has strong ties to the area.

The Jay Fund is based in Jacksonville.

David Luckin

If you attended this year’s Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance you witnessed art in the motor trade, and the examples on display were extraordinary. Check out some of the best in our slide show, and next year see the art in person.

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