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Tuesday is primary Election Day in Florida.

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The University of North Florida gives students one of best educations for the money, according to one national magazine.

UNF is one of three Florida schools in the top 30 in the Southeastern U.S, said Washington Monthly Magazine


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Jacksonville skateboarders are hoping to turn city-owned land into what they’re calling ‘DIY skate spots.’

Councilman Bill Gulliford, eight skateboarders and a real estate agent were sitting around a long conference table Monday morning at City Hall. The skaters met with Gulliford to talk about skate locations.


KIPP Executive Director Tom Majdanics and Florida Times-Union’s David Bauerlein discussed Tuesday’s vote on Jacksonville  Mayor Lenny Curry’s pension funding referendum. Melissa Ross also spoke with promoter Ray Lewis about the Listening Room at Mudville Grill and author Lou Aguilar discussed his new book, “Jake for Mayor.”  

   

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A giant shopping, office and residential development is coming to northern St. Johns County along I-95.

In this week’s Business Brief, WJCT business analyst John Burr tells News Director Jessica Palombo, that’s one of the fastest-growing areas in the state.


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Welcome to our new podcast Redux: The week in review from WJCT News.

The program is hosted by Digital Content Editor Vince Kong and features the best stories from the past week.

Our Friday Media Roundtable  featured discussion about the Harvard study that sharply criticizes Duval County for the number of convicts it sends to death row, they also looked at the latest University of North Florida poll. The SHARE and SEED Academy is performing “The Wiz” on Saturday and we heard about the “Sing Out Loud Festival” kicking off Friday night in St. Augustine.

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A group of local black pastors whose names are on a flier that purports to show the candidates they endorse in next week’s primary election will tackle the issue congregation by congregation.

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WJCT’s quarterly program Community Thread started a conversation about the politics of arts education this month.

The program reflected a national debate over whether science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, programs should include the arts, or what’s called a “STEAM” approach.


Winston Family YMCA In Riverside Opens

Aug 26, 2016
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After four years of anticipation, construction of the Winston Family YMCA in Riverside is complete.

Elected officials gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the grand opening.

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The Democratic front-runner for U.S. Senate, South Florida Congressman Patrick Murphy, stopped in Jacksonville Friday.

He met with a group of 10, including ex-service members who are starting businesses, people who assist veterans as well as Jacksonville City Councilman Tommy Hazouri at Downtown Jacksonville’s Bunker Lab, a nonprofit that helps vets become entrepreneurs.


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The Duval County School District sold out of 500 used laptops in less than three hours Friday morning.

The computers went on sale at 8 a.m. Half were bought online, and half were sold at the district administration office.

Used but still working computers are being offered to parents of students at $50 apiece this year.

Hot Ticket: A Weekend For Music On the First Coast

Aug 26, 2016
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This weekend’s Hot Ticket is brought to you by a variety of musical artists.

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Updated 4:49 p.m.

Controversial conservative Pastor Ken Adkins was arrested and charged with child molestation relating to an incident in 2010, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations announced Friday.


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Less than a week out from Florida’s primary elections, a new University of North Florida poll is spelling trouble for two Northeast Florida incumbents.

State Attorney Angela Corey is 30 points behind challenger Melissa Nelson.


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