Abukar Adan

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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.

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Jacksonville Beach could get a medical marijuana dispensary as early as this summer, after the city considered banning providers from setting up shop.  Two cannabis industry giants are eyeing properties within blocks of each other.  

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Two North Florida Congressmen are spearheading a bipartisan proposal that would fund workforce training for returning veterans.

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With self-driving technology growing increasingly common, two state lawmakers want to revamp the rules of the road to prepare for autonomous cars.

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More than a dozen people attended the Florida Department of Transportation’s open house in Riverside Thursday evening to voice concerns about the proposed removal of the Hart Bridge ramps into downtown and expansion of Gator Bowl Boulevard in front of TIAA Bank Field.

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Funding requests totaling $3 million from two Northwest Jacksonville charter schools are being pushed by state lawmakers.

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The four Jacksonville mayoral candidates whose names are on the ballot faced off in a televised debate Wednesday at Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute ahead of the March 19 elections.

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More than 200 mostly African-American residents packed a church in Northwest Jacksonville Monday evening to hear from the three mayoral hopefuls vying to unseat Mayor Lenny Curry.

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A $10 million funding request by UF Health Jacksonville to help renovate its trauma center and emergency room is getting support from state lawmakers.

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A Senate Bill that would permanently cut back the time Floridians have to apply for Medicaid if they want healthcare costs retroactively covered is up for debate when lawmakers reconvene in Tallahassee next week.

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More than 100 people in Jacksonville’s faith community are coming together to call on residents, businesses, and public officials to put a stop the growing violence.

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  A Senate Bill that would block life-insurance companies from using genetic tests to determine coverage is gaining some traction in the Florida Legislature.

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The Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority is recommending the city scrap the unsolicited ‘Riverwalk Place’ proposal and instead seek a variety of redevelopment proposals for the recently demolished courthouse and City Hall annex sites.

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 A complaint filed last week by a Jacksonville pastor against Mayor Lenny Curry’s campaign for using police officers in a political ad might make a valid case, according to a University of North Florida professor.

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Mayoral candidate Anna Brosche Friday evening held a town hall in Springfield to make her case to voters. Few turned out to meet her.

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The Jacksonville Port Authority is starting the year off with record-breaking growth.

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