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.

FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

A bill aimed at making sure people with mental health and substance abuse disorders have access to early intervention and peer mentorship has unanimously cleared the Florida House.

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With less than a month to go before the May 14 runoff election, WJCT is profiling the candidates in the 5 City Council races.

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A Jacksonville lawmaker’s push to ban so-called sanctuary cities through stiff penalties for communities that fail to fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities is gaining traction in the Florida Legislature.  

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A Jacksonville lawmaker’s push to ban so-called sanctuary cities through stiff penalties for communities that fail to fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities is gaining traction in the Florida Legislature.  

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With less than a month to go before the May 14 runoff election, WJCT is profiling the candidates in the 5 City Council races.

Jacksonville Beach Fire Department

The Jacksonville Beach City Council delayed a vote Monday night on whether to merge its fire department services with the City of Jacksonville.

ABILITY HOUSING

A Jacksonville state lawmaker is pushing legislation to eliminate local government’s ability to impose affordable housing mandates on developers.

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Suspended Jacksonville District 8 City Councilwoman Katrina Brown said Thursday she’s confident about her upcoming federal fraud trial.

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The state is taking public input on new testing standards for Florida K-12 schools, as the Florida Department of Education works to overhaul Common Core following Gov.  Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order. Common Core is a set of academic standards in math and English that students are required to master.

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The North Florida Land Trust is moving its headquarters from Riverside into the historic Brewster Hospital in Jacksonville’s LaVilla neighborhood.

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FLORIDA HOUSE

A Jacksonville lawmaker has introduced legislation that would allow state universities and colleges to sponsor K-12 public charter schools.

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Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Diana Greene has committed to ensuring that principals and administrators at each school receive restorative justice training by the next school year.

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Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is rolling out a new on-demand service transit service for people with disabilities.

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A Jacksonville state lawmaker is pushing to expand a program that helps patients without traditional health insurance directly pay healthcare providers.  

 

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Northeast Florida State Attorney Melissa Nelson on Thursday asked the court to dismiss the 1976 murder sentences of two men after an investigation by her office concluded it no longer has confidence in the evidence of the case. 

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