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Veteran Homelessness
6:58 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Jacksonville Officials See Population Of Homeless Vets Changing

Volunteers assisted nearly 300 veterans at Jacksonville's Stand Down event Saturday.
Credit Peter Haden

Brian Richmond, 25, was discharged from the United States Air Force four years ago. He's been homeless for the last three and a half.

"My mom passed away. I ran out of money and couldn’t keep my house up, so had to sell it," he said. "So, I had to come out here - out to the streets."

He slept in a tent under a bridge in Jacksonville for two years. Then he got into the Sulzbacher Center - a transitional housing facility where he stays now.

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First Coast Connect
3:06 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Media Roundtable: Obama Rules Out Ground Troops Against ISIS In Tampa Speech

President Barack Obama speaking at MacDill Air Force Base on September 17, 2014.
Credit WhiteHouse.gov

President Obama, Jameis Winston and Jacksonville's quality of life are making headlines this week.

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Community
10:52 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Haitians Take To The Airwaves In Jacksonville

(l to r) Dr. Vorbes Aleger, Jacksonville City Councilman Johnny Gaffney, and Dr. Ernst Michel at Radio Puissance Inter, a new Haitian radio station in Jacksonville, Fla.
Credit Peter Haden

Radio Puissance Inter - 1530 AM - is north Florida’s first Haitian radio station.

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Closing The Loop
9:18 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Closing the Loop - Michelle Gilliam

Michelle Gilliam started her own company to provide the flexibility she needed to care for her special needs son.
Credit Warren Miller

A few years ago, Michelle Gilliam and the man who’s now her husband lived and worked near New York City, Michelle in media and her then-boyfriend for a shipping company. Her boyfriend was transferred to Jacksonville, and Michelle was in love. She came with him to Jacksonville and they married.

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First Coast Connect
8:09 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Medical Marijuana Advocate John Morgan Speaks In Jacksonville

John Morgan
Credit Norma Lopez Molina/Orlando Magazine

The public face of the campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Florida is currently traveling across the state to urge voters to pass Amendment 2 in November.

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Community
8:05 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Jacksonville Attorney Files Suit Alleging More Abuse At Deaf Academy

A Jacksonville attorney is representing three families on a growing list of plaintiffs alleging abuse and neglect at a Central Florida school for deaf and autistic students.

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Law & Order
12:57 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

UPDATED: Dunn Attorney Objects To Medical Examiner Photos, Testimony In Court

Credit News4Jax

A Medical Examiner's Office expert will be allowed to testify on the pathway of the bullets that struck 17-year-old Jordan Davis the night he was killed, a circuit judge ruled Thursday.

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Adopt An Exotic Pet
6:51 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Wildlife Officials Seek Homes For Exotic Pets

Florida officials are looking for people to adopt exotic pets like green iguanas.
Credit Joachim S. Müller / Flickr

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking for qualified people willing to adopt exotic pets through it’s Exotic Pet Amnesty Program.

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Education
6:47 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Duval County GOP Passes Resolution On School Voucher Suit

Republican Party of Duval
Credit Republican Party of Duval

Leaders of the local GOP have weighed in on the legal battle over Florida’s school voucher program.

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First Coast Connect
4:08 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Local Clinic Offers Health Services For Uninsured Employed

Credit Volunteers in Medicine

The number of uninsured Americans has fallen, but millions of working people around the country still do not have health coverage. 

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