Abukar Adan


Abukar Adan

Abukar joins WJCT News from Maine Public in Portland, Maine. He also worked as a digital producer in television news and a podcast producer at Colby College. 

He grew up in Portland and graduated from Colby College. Abukar got his start in radio journalism as a 2016 Jim Dowe Public Media Intern at Maine Public, where he produced a series of stories about Muslims in Maine. He then continued to freelance for Maine Public and eventually joined the team as a reporter.

Before coming to Maine Public Radio, he was an editorial assistant for Colby Magazine and the News Director of Colby's WMHB Radio Station.


Those fishing from Florida’s coastlines may soon be barred from the popular practice of using chum to attract sharks near beaches.

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  The Jacksonville nonprofit JASMYN is adding a new safety-net resource center to support homeless young people at its Riverside campus.


A lawsuit brought by Jacksonville parents against the Duval County School District for hiring so-called “safety assistants” was rejected Tuesday on technical grounds.  

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There’s a 100 percent chance of snow Wednesday evening in downtown Jacksonville’s Hemming Park.

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  A group of Jacksonville parents and the League of Women Voters are suing the Duval County School District for hiring armed guards to patrol school grounds.


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Some Jacksonville parents Thursday joined the League of Women Voters in filing a lawsuit against the Duval County Public School District for hiring armed staffers to patrol school grounds.

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With World AIDS Day coming up on Saturday, city leaders and advocates kicked off a weeklong awareness campaign Monday at Jacksonville’s City Hall with the 19th annual AIDs Quilt Ceremony.

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The USS Sioux City arrived Wednesday at its new home base, Naval Station Mayport.  

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With the midterm elections just behind us, Jacksonville's city election is already heating up ahead of next spring.


  One week remains to donate to the Jacksonville Tribute Fund, which was set up for the victims of the August mass shooting at The Jacksonville Landing.

Darryl Willie, a former teacher and now the Executive Director of Teach for America Jacksonville, was recently elected to the school board Duval County’s 4th District, which covers parts of Jacksonville’s Northside and Eastside.

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The federally subsidized Eureka Gardens apartment complex in Jacksonville has a new owner, new name and new look.

At the grand reopening ceremony Thursday, Millennia Housing and city leaders celebrated a new start for a complex that had been plagued with disrepair and gas leaks.

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Four Duval County public schools were recently named “Schools of Excellence” by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), bringing the total number of district schools with the state designation to 31. 


Jacksonville City Council President Aaron Bowman Tuesday condemned a resolution to return hurricane-relief money to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In a written statement, Bowman called the legislation “an attack on religious freedoms.”


  Elizabeth Andersen, a former teacher turned therapist, was elected to the school board for Duval County’s 2nd District on Tuesday. She beat Nick Howland to replace Scott Shine who did not seek re-election after his first term. Andersen will be representing the Beaches.