First Coast

News impacting Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns and Clay counties.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Veteran homelessness has dropped 80 percent in Jacksonville since 2009, that’s according to a new report from nonprofit Changing Homelessness.

Florida House of Representatives

Rep. Jason Fischer, R-Jacksonville and Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, has filed legislation to provide incentives to local governments to advance technology linked to driverless cars.

Houston Snead / Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

The First Coast is home to an orchid so rare it has been declared endangered in Florida.

Anthony Inswasty / Wikimedia Commons

If you filled up the car over the weekend, you may have had a bit of sticker shock.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

We've noticed Christmas displays are already popping up around town, including this one at the St. Johns Town Center. What do you think? Is it too soon?

Jacksonville flooding
Robert Torbert

FEMA has extended the deadline for filing Requests for Public Assistance (RPAs) to November 21 in Florida.  This extension is for public and nonprofit organizations.

News

Former congresswoman Corrine Brown won't learn her fate in her federal corruption case until Dec. 4.

Dr. Farouk / Flickr Creative Commons

After years of failed attempts to expand Medicaid insurance coverage in Florida, one recently-formed group is pushing for something more — single payer.

Normally that means complete government control of health insurance.

But the drive for a package of constitutional amendments is focusing on a strategy that keeps private insurance intact.


TheBigTicketFest.com

The Big Ticket 2017 concert and festival scheduled for December 1 is being moved from Metropolitan Park to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Saturday is Veterans Day.  Here on the First Coast both Jacksonville and St. Augustine will be holding parades to honor the service of our veterans.

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