As the second impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump entered its second day Tuesday, Florida’s congressional delegation stands against it.
Daniel Cronrath, a Professor of Political Science at FSCJ, joined us to explain why, and tell us what to expect as the trial moves forward.
Changing Duval School Names
The names of nine Duval County Public Schools campuses are on track to undergo review starting next month. Stakeholders see the schools’ controversial namesake historical figures as a growing problem. Six of the schools under consideration for renaming honor Confederate Civil War leaders and the other three schools are named after leaders who historians say perpetrated violence against Native Americans.
Two of the schools are Jean Ribault High School and Jean Ribault Middle School. Yves de Montcheuil, a direct descendant of Jean Ribault, spoke with us about the renamings.
What’s Good Wednesday
This week's good news includes:
- The Board of Adjustments for Jacksonville Beach has approved a $7.5 million renovation and expansion of the iconic Beach Bowl.
- More than 20 employers throughout Northeast Florida are taking part in a virtual hiring event sponsored by CareerSource Northeast Florida from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Thursday, February 11.
- Humana, a leading health and well-being company in Duval County, is working with Girls Inc. of Jacksonville to provide an after-school “Healthy Living” program for girls in grades 9-12 at Title 1 schools in the area.
- Hundreds of families and supporters nationwide participated in the 12th annual Wolfson Children’s Challenge: Virtual Edition, celebrating former patients of the Hospital in Jacksonville and raising funds for lifesaving treatment.
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