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On this episode of First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, we discussed climate change and sea level rise on the First Coast.

Former Mayor Jake Godbold is pictured in a 2014 TV profile.
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Friday’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable discussed some of the top stories of the week, including:

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A bill that would let voters decide on electing rather than appointing a superintendent for the Duval County Public Schools is generating controversy. 

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Thursday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, we started with the latest on the Jacksonville City Council's investigation into JEA.

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The U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is underway.

Pictured: Dr. Robert Hayling (right) with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (center) and Rev. Andrew Young (left) during a press conference at the Elks Rest on Washington St. during the 1964 Civil Rights Movement actions in St. Augustine.
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Monday marks Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  For the second year in a row, Jacksonville will have two major MLK breakfasts Friday in advance of the holiday. 

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On this episode of First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, we examined the allegations of sexual abuse against the Catholic Church.

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The mushrooming JEA scandal is now in the sights of federal prosecutors. We spoke with City Councilman Ron Salem as the feds begin looking into JEA.

Picture: JSO investigates the scene at the Oakland Terrace Apartments, where a deadly shooting occurred Sunday.
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On this episode of First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, we took a look at Jacksonville’s homicide rate.

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On this episode of First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, a panel of journalists discussed top stories in the first Media Roundtable of the decade, including:

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A new coalition of business and civic leaders is speaking out about the aborted attempt to sell JEA.

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Jan 8, 2020

New rules went into effect this month on the sale of CBD products in Florida.

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The Duval County Democratic Party is calling on State Attorney Melissa Nelson to recuse herself from investigating JEA.

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Nancy Soderberg, a foreign policy strategist who served as the third-ranking official on the Clinton Administration's National Security Council, and as an Alternate Representative to the United Nations as a Presidential Appointee with the rank of Ambassador, joined us for a closer look at what the escalating tensions in Iran might mean for the military community in Northeast Florida.

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