Patrick Cantin

WJCT NEWS INTERN - FALL 2020

Patrick Cantin is joining WJCT from the University of North Florida as a news intern for the fall 2020 semester.

He currently majors in communications with a concentration in production and works with  First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross.

Early voters wait in line Monday at the Regency Branch of the Jacksonville Public Library.
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Vice presidential Democratic nominee Kamala Harris will be campaigning in Jacksonville this evening, as Florida kicks off the first day of early voting.

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Florida officials extended the voter registration deadline until 7 p.m. Tuesday due to an “unprecedented” surge in traffic to the state’s voter registration portal on Monday, which caused site outages and triggered a lawsuit. Voting rights adocates claim the extension wasn't enough. A judge will hear the case Thursday.

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Some local physicians have formed the Northeast Florida Population Health Consortium, which is aimed at improving our public health and tackling serious health inequities in this community.

 

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President Donald Trump paid no income taxes in 10 of the last 15 years due to losing much more money than he made, according to a New York Times investigation of tax information it obtained.

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As the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths continues to rise, the concern for childrens’ safety at schools is growing, as well.

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Four former superintendents of Duval County Public Schools are banding together to urge voters to support the half-cent sales tax referendum to build safe, secure and modern schools in Duval County.  

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Duval County students are being transitioned back into classes five days a week.  

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Bars and taprooms across most of Florida were allowed to reopen Monday for onsite consumption at 50% occupancy.

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Florida’s reported COVID-19 numbers are beginning to trend downwards.  

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This morning, we discussed the Jacksonville Jaguars, who released running back Leonard Fournette on Monday. Off the field, members of the NFL team have also made headlines this year for raising their voice in the national racial justice movement.

 

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While Duval County has seen more than 25,000 coronavirus cases, a total that rises each day, a new investigation shows Florida’s numerous cuts to its public health budget have contributed to the toll on human lives. We spoke to Jason Dearen, a reporter with the Associated Press.

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Colleges are back in session as COVID cases begin to rise on many campuses. Some students who are returning in person are concerned for their safety.    

  

We spoke with Kristie Gover, the dean of students at Jacksonville University, on how she’s planning to help bring students back to campus safely.