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March for our lives protestors protesting outside of the Duval County Court House.
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It's been two weeks since the nationwide March For Our Lives took place. Millions of people gathered around the county. In Jacksonville hundreds met at Hemming Park and marched to demand gun reform.

The students that worked to organize the marches are ready to keep the momentum going with their next movement: town hall meetings.

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UNF President and former Jacksonville Mayor John Delaney is not ruling out another run for office as he steps down this May from his tenure leading the university.

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In celebration of his birthday Wednesday, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced an initiative to give a book to all babies born in Duval County.

The 5 & Dime Theatre Company

One of Jacksonville’s newest theater companies, the 5 & Dime, is expanding its offerings with a kids’ summer theater camp in downtown Jacksonville.

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"Why do people pick up and move from one city to another?"

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The National Endowment for the Arts awarded Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Arts a $30,000 grant.

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Religious restrictions may have driven Basya Schechter away from her community, but it couldn’t take away her love of traditional music.

Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Cultural Council executive director Tony Allegretti about U.S. News and World Report ranking Jacksonville 45th on the list of best U.S. cities to live in. We also heard from Douglas Anderson School for the Arts principal Jackie Cornelius about this year’s Extravaganza.  

   

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A public health crisis spinning out of control.

That’s how Dr. Valarie Rao, medical examiner for Florida’s 4th District, describes North Florida's opioid epidemic. The district encompasses Duval, Clay, Nassau, Hamilton and Columbia Counties.

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Welcome to Redux, a weekly newsmagazine from WJCT and the podcast of the First Coast. 


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Greenscape of Jacksonville teamed up with TD Bank on Wednesday to plant fruit trees in an eastside Jacksonville neighborhood.


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As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT's interns Kayla Davis, Blake Allen and Andre Roman be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast.

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Recently ousted North Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown appeared in a Jacksonville federal courtroom to update Judge James Klindt on what she’s done to establish stable representation in the fraud case against her.

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Updated 4:23 p.m. Sept. 6

After a two-year absence, the United States Men’s National Team is set to return to EverBank Field Tuesday.

The men are playing in a qualifying match for the 2018 World Cup, which will be held in Russia.


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The Atlantic Institute of Jacksonville, one of the founders of Table of Abraham, hosted a Ramadan fast-breaking event Thursday night.

Haroon Moghul, an expert on Islam, U.S. foreign policy and religious identity, was the keynote speaker where he spoke about celebrating Ramadan, and where extremism comes from and what the Muslim community can do about it.

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