First Coast Connect http://news.wjct.org en Local Activists Speak Out On Crime And Poverty In Jacksonville http://news.wjct.org/post/local-activists-speak-out-crime-and-poverty-jacksonville <p>Prior to the explosive events in Ferguson, MO, alarm about the state of crime here in Jacksonville was making headlines.</p><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:42:13 +0000 Melissa Ross 16026 at http://news.wjct.org Local Activists Speak Out On Crime And Poverty In Jacksonville What's Next For Same-Sex Marriage In Florida After Federal Judge Strikes Down Ban? http://news.wjct.org/post/whats-next-same-sex-marriage-florida-after-federal-judge-strikes-down-ban <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal judge declared Florida’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional Thursday.</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:00:11 +0000 Melissa Ross 15998 at http://news.wjct.org What's Next For Same-Sex Marriage In Florida After Federal Judge Strikes Down Ban? Judge Hears Arguments On New Congressional Map http://news.wjct.org/post/judge-hears-arguments-new-congressional-map <p>Tallahassee Circuit Judge Terry Lewis said Wednesday that he will soon make a decision in the lawsuit over Florida’s Congressional district maps.</p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:51:31 +0000 Karen Feagins & Sean Birch 15927 at http://news.wjct.org Judge Hears Arguments On New Congressional Map City Council To Vote On Food Truck Ordinance http://news.wjct.org/post/city-council-vote-food-truck-ordinance <p>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 committees this week.</p><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:19:04 +0000 Karen Feagins & Melissa Ross 15855 at http://news.wjct.org City Council To Vote On Food Truck Ordinance Local, State Organizations Partner To Address School To Prison Pipeline http://news.wjct.org/post/local-state-organizations-partner-address-school-prison-pipeline <p>The Jacksonville-based Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center is working with the state's Department of Juvenile Justice to prevent Florida girls from falling into the juvenile justice system.</p><p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:54:14 +0000 Melissa Ross 15784 at http://news.wjct.org Local, State Organizations Partner To Address School To Prison Pipeline Depression And Mental Health Awareness In The Wake Of Robin Williams's Death http://news.wjct.org/post/depression-and-mental-health-awareness-wake-robin-williamss-death <p>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 country.</p><p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:37:38 +0000 Melissa Ross 15756 at http://news.wjct.org Depression And Mental Health Awareness In The Wake Of Robin Williams's Death Jacksonville Business Journal Reporter On Local Businesses 'Under The Gun' http://news.wjct.org/post/jacksonville-business-journal-reporter-local-businesses-under-gun <p>Dealing with crime in Jacksonville has become an issue for business owners in the city’s so-called "Ceasefire Zone."</p><p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:46:15 +0000 Melissa Ross & Mike Miller 15731 at http://news.wjct.org Jacksonville Business Journal Reporter On Local Businesses 'Under The Gun' Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Nan Rich Touts Record Heading Into Primary http://news.wjct.org/post/democratic-gubernatorial-candidate-nan-rich-touts-record-heading-primary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida Democrats have until August </span>26 to decide who they will support in the state's governor's race: Charlie Crist or Nan Rich.</p><p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:51:04 +0000 Melissa Ross 15705 at http://news.wjct.org Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Nan Rich Touts Record Heading Into Primary Media Roundtable: Fuller Warren Bike Path, Uber Ridesharing And Water Taxis http://news.wjct.org/post/media-roundtable-fuller-warren-bike-path-uber-ridesharing-and-water-taxis <p>From ridesharing to water taxis to bike paths, transportation is big news in Jacksonville this week.</p><p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:31:19 +0000 Melissa Ross 15659 at http://news.wjct.org Media Roundtable: Fuller Warren Bike Path, Uber Ridesharing And Water Taxis Deemable Tech: What To Do About The Scary "CyberVor" Data Breach http://news.wjct.org/post/deemable-tech-what-do-about-scary-cybervor-data-breach-0 <p>An astounding and scary cyber-security breach is rocking the Internet. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:42:15 +0000 Melissa Ross 15624 at http://news.wjct.org Deemable Tech: What To Do About The Scary "CyberVor" Data Breach