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Thursday on Faith Matters on 89.9 WJCT host Kyle Reese, senior pastor of Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church and One Jax Executive Director Nancy Broner and their guests discussed the role of faith in mental health treatment


Florida Bond Deals Could Take A Hit Costing Billions In Federal Tax Overhaul

Dec 6, 2017
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Florida taxpayers could lose billions of dollars in future savings under part of pending federal tax-reform legislation that would limit the ability of states and local governments to refinance bonds.

JEA

Following a regular board meeting that saw departing member Tom Petway charge his soon-to-be former colleagues with exploring privatization, JEA’s board chair is calling for a swift examination of the utility’s assets.


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Paris Byrd, the St. Johns County girl who died Tuesday after collapsing during basketball tryouts at R.J. Murray Middle School had an enlarged heart, the medical examiner found.

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Thousands of donated sweaters, jackets and blankets will be providing warmth to residents who need it most just in time for the arrival of colder weather on the First Coast.

Wolfson Children's Hospital

The Florida Department of Health has signed off on a plan by Wolfson Children's Hospital to open a pediatric trauma center.

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Wednesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman about an injunction the group filed to postpone the dredging of the St. Johns River (01:01).

North Florida Transportation Planning Organization spokesperson Marci Larson talked about a survey of the region’s residents being conducted regarding their traffic and transportation concerns in the area (30:05).

Singer-songwriter DeSean Kirkland joined the show to tell us about an upcoming Christmas concert and to perform live in-studio (46:00). 


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The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization and the state Department of Transportation want to know what roads people are taking and why. 

Provided by Mayor Lenny Curry's Office

Mayor Lenny Curry has appointed a longtime political strategist as his new Chief of Staff.


Florida's House Speaker Backs Tougher Texting While Driving Law

Dec 6, 2017
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Texting while driving would become a “primary” traffic offense under legislation backed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran.

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