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 graduation rate in Duval County Public Schools hit an all-time high this year, the state announced this week.

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  Jacksonville resident Kent Stermon is leading Florida Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis’ advisory committee on public safety.  

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Governor-elect Ron DeSantis’ transition committees are meeting this week in Tallahassee to help the Republican iron out his policy agenda in advance of his January 8 inauguration.

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  The Duval County Public School District is set to roll out a state-mandated policy to identify troubled students before they become a safety threat.

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The North Florida Land Trust Friday handed over ownership of a Spanish-American War Fort in Jacksonville to the National Park Service.

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Those fishing from Florida’s coastlines may soon be barred from the popular practice of using chum to attract sharks near beaches.

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  The Jacksonville nonprofit JASMYN is adding a new safety-net resource center to support homeless young people at its Riverside campus.

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A lawsuit brought by Jacksonville parents against the Duval County School District for hiring so-called “safety assistants” was rejected Tuesday on technical grounds.  

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There’s a 100 percent chance of snow Wednesday evening in downtown Jacksonville’s Hemming Park.

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  A group of Jacksonville parents and the League of Women Voters are suing the Duval County School District for hiring armed guards to patrol school grounds.

 

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Some Jacksonville parents Thursday joined the League of Women Voters in filing a lawsuit against the Duval County Public School District for hiring armed staffers to patrol school grounds.

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With World AIDS Day coming up on Saturday, city leaders and advocates kicked off a weeklong awareness campaign Monday at Jacksonville’s City Hall with the 19th annual AIDs Quilt Ceremony.

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The USS Sioux City arrived Wednesday at its new home base, Naval Station Mayport.  

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With the midterm elections just behind us, Jacksonville's city election is already heating up ahead of next spring.

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  One week remains to donate to the Jacksonville Tribute Fund, which was set up for the victims of the August mass shooting at The Jacksonville Landing.

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