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As Election Nears, Beach Restoration & Visual Art For The Blind? — Episode 9

Redux: The Week In Review From WJCT News
Bonnie Zerr
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WJCT News

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

This week, with the presidential election roughly a week away, we look at the issues impacting the First Coast, as well as the rest of Florida. From property tax breaks for disabled police, firefighters and low-income seniors, to addressing the question: Who should keep their job on the state's supreme court? Also on the show, an update on beach nourishment after Hurricane Matthew, and a look at Cummer Museum's visual art program for the blind.

In addition, Redux features WJCT's After Hours programming. We are featuring Blues Horizon and it's Halloween special 11 p.m. Monday.

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Elections 2016: First Coast Voters Weighing In On Judge Retention

First Coast voters have up to nine judges on their November ballots facing the question: Should they retain their jobs?

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Amendments 3, 5 Give Injured First Responders, Low-Income Seniors Tax Breaks

If voters pass Amendment 3, the property tax bill on injured first responders and low-income seniors would disappear. The exemption would apply to all first responders who are “permanently and totally disabled” in the line of duty.

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What's On Your Ballot? County Referendum No. 1: Slot Machines

Slot machines could soon be legal in Jacksonville, depending on what voters decide.

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Florida Lawmakers Rethink Teacher Certification Requirements To Address Shortages

On the first day of school last year, roughly 2,000 teacher positions were either vacant or held by instructors who weren't certified to teach their subjects.

Some lawmakers are now trying to make it easier for people to switch careers and move into the classroom.

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Cummer Museum Makes Visual Art Accessible To Those Who Can't See

Jacksonville’s Cummer Museum recently received a national, lifetime-achievement award for making its art accessible to people with disabilities.

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Digital Content Editor Vince Kong can be reached at vkong@wjct.org, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter @teamvincek