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 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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Baldwin’s two year fight to stop Jacksonville-based CSX Railroad Company from causing traffic congestion has made its way to the State House.

Florida Department of Transportation

A planned pedestrian and bike path would turn the Southbank Riverwalk into a continuous loop and tie it in with much of San Marco.

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The City of Jacksonville is asking to close a railroad crossing in San Marco next to a busy retail center.  

JIA Seeing Flight Delays As FAA Experiences Sick Leave Increase During Shutdown

Jan 25, 2019
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A signficiant number of flights were being delayed in Jacksonville and around the country Friday due to a shortage of air traffic controllers during the partial government shutdown. 

Photo via Visit St. Augustine

St. Augustine is home to one of five sites in Florida recently added to the United States Civil Rights Trail - a tourism marketing creation. The city’s historic black district is one of more than 100 locations in 15 states on the trail’s website.

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