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Senate Elections: Pam Keith

Jul 23, 2016
http://pamkeithforsenate2016.com/

Pam Keith

Age: N/A

Hometown: Born in Turkey

Party affiliation: Democrat

1) Why are you running for U.S. Senate?

Senate Elections: Dwight Young

Jul 23, 2016
http://www.dwightyoungforsenate2016.com/

Dwight Young

Age: N/A

Hometown: Jamaica

Party affiliation: Republican

Senate Elections: Patrick Murphy

Jul 23, 2016
patrickmurphy.house.gov

Patrick Murphy

Age: 33

Hometown: Miami

Party affiliation: Democrat

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Duval County Public Schools is rethinking its approach to gifted education. 

According to Duval Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, most middle schoolers aren’t getting gifted instruction unless they go to a magnet for gifted children, and it’s been that way for a decade.


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Duval County Public School students will have a brand new cafeteria menu next year.

The district held a tasting of the redesigned menu held at Paxon School for Advanced Studies on Friday.

Media Roundtable

We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Sebastian Kitchen, Florida Times-Union reporter; Claire Goforth, Folio Weekly editor; Mark Judson, UNF Spinnaker editor; and blogger Fred Matthews.

Topics include the Republic National Convention, the federal investigation into Rep. Corrine Brown, and more.

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The Enchanted Christmas Village will be hosting its Christmas in July community event at 10 a.m. this Saturday on The Keeler Property, 17255 Normandy Blvd.

Santa, Mrs.  and his head elf will be making an appearance for pictures, along with fun Christmas activities for the kids and local food truck options.

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A day after Republicans wrapped up their national convention in Cleveland, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her vice presidential running mate.

The possible declaration is part of a short campaign barnstorm of the Sunshine State.


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The Florida State Board of Education is asking Duval Superintendent Nikolai Vitti to revise two of the district's school boundary changes.

Vitti attended the state meeting Thursday to present plans to fix six low-performing schools. Those include turning Oak Hill Elementary into a center for autistic kids and Hyde Grove into an early-learning center.

St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Although the city’s 450th celebration is over, St. Augustine residents can expect another major festivity this fall.

St. Johns County cultural and development groups have unveiled plans for the first Sounds of Summer Celebration.

We Vote Rally

Advocates for increasing voter turnout among people living with disabilities will rally in front of Jacksonville City Hall at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The We Vote Rally happens every presidential election cycle. Participants learn about issues surrounding various disabilities and can also register to vote.


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Duval Health Officials say not enough kids in the county are getting vaccinated — but a new immunization center on the Southside could help change that.


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As your work week comes to an end, let WJCT's interns Sarah De Nicolais and Kelsey Oates be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast. This week's edition highlights ways to give back to your community.

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Medical Marijuana

Nearly two years after Florida lawmakers legalized it, low-THC medical marijuana could be available in the state as soon as next week.

The Florida Department of Health has granted a Tallahassee company called Trulieve the authority to process and dispense the drug.

Five other Florida companies have a license to sell cannabis for medical use.

Meanwhile, activists in Florida push for a constitutional amendment legalizing the drug for a wider array of medical treatments.

Anthony M. Inswasty

The Chamblin bookstore will be celebrating its 40th anniversary Saturday at its uptown location, 215 N. Laura St., beginning at 7 p.m.

Laura Street will be closed for the celebration.

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