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.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry has over two years left on his mayoral term, but contenders are already lining up to replace him.  

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The Lot J deal is no more.  

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The push to remove President Trump from office following the attack on the US Capitol is continuing in Washington D.C.

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Americans are reeling from a dark day in our nation’s history Wednesday.

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Many Floridians are at risk for evictions and foreclosures, despite a moratorium from the CDC. 

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The holiday weekend saw a rise in COVID-19 cases, and subsequently, Florida is expected to surpass one million coronavirus cases Monday or Tuesday.

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As Coronavirus cases continue to rise, there is some good news on the horizon. 

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Georgia appears to be on schedule to finish its recount and certify the results by Friday. 

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The holiday season will be different this year, due to the pandemic.  

The pandemic has brought home the importance of health insurance coverage in this country.

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As of Wednesday afternoon, the presidential election was still too close to call, as  hundreds of thousands of ballots still have yet to be counted.  

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The civic group, Our Jax is the latest to criticize the proposed development of Lot J, which would turn the sports complex parking lot into a residential, retail and entertainment complex.  

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The Duval County Canvassing Board is under fire this week.

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It’s the final week of the presidential race and it’s still a tight race in Florida.

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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