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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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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As Jacksonville grapples with the recent uptick in its murder rate, city officials are considering hiring a Chicago-based nonprofit that promises solutions.

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Jacksonville mayoral candidate Anna Brosche gave a keynote speech about her bid to unseat incumbent Lenny Curry to a room full of Democratic City Council hopefuls and progressive advocates.

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After a string of shootings left six dead over the past four days, two Jacksonville lawmakers say it's time to declare a state of emergency.

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A bill that would pour nearly $3.5 million into repairing and replacing Jacksonville’s security cameras is moving ahead in the City Council.

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Jacksonville is opening a center that will provide services during the day to homeless people. 

ABILITY HOUSING

A bill that would prevent local governments from charging affordable housing developers impact fees is moving forward in the Florida Senate.

Congressman John Rutherford.
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Northeast Florida Representative John Rutherford is leading a legislative effort to prohibit seismic airgun testing the Atlantic Ocean for a decade.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was at City Hall on Friday to formally present a $25 million federal grant Jacksonville was awarded in December.

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The latest TV attack ad in the Jacksonville mayoral race has launched. This one is from the political action committee called A New Day that is supporting Anna Lopez Brosche’s campaign against incumbent Lenny Curry

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Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday in Jacksonville he wants to get rid of the waitlist that nearly 2,000 students that have applied for a state special needs scholarship are on.

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Some San Marco residents and business owners are against the City of Jacksonville’s proposed closure of a railroad crossing next to a busy area that includes multiple restaurants.

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