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As Hurricane Dorian bears down on Florida's east coast, it’s one more element of stress on the state that all of us could do without. That especially includes our kids.

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An extraordinary scene last night at a meeting of the Jacksonville City Council.

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Florida Senate Democratic Leader Audrey Gibson is pushing for gun reform legislation when state lawmakers meet in session next year. She joined us for a discussion on the subject.

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The Jacksonville City Council is set to vote Tuesday evening on whether to approve a half-cent sales tax referendum to shore up aging local school buildings.

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Friday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, our panel of journalists on the Media Roundtable looked at the top stories of the week, including:

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Local utility JEA is still moving ahead with plans to build a new downtown headquarters. This, in spite of the fact the utility is soliciting bids to potentially sell to a private company.

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Members of Congress are back in their districts this month to touch base with constituents. 

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District 1 Jacksonville City Councilwoman Joyce Morgan joined us to discuss all the latest happenings in her Arlington district, as well as  the latest news around town.

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The Duval County Democratic Party is calling for an independent investigation into the actions of Mayor Lenny Curry’s office during the city’s “Stop the Violence” initiative

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Friday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, our panel of journalists on the Media Roundtable looked at the top stories of the week, including:

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The Duval County Public Schools Board and the Jacksonville City Council met Tuesday in a contentious session.  Jacksonville City Council President Scott Wilson joined us for a closer look at that and other issues.

JEA headquarters exterior
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Florida’s Public Service Commission is meeting this week, and  setting energy efficiency standards for the state’s utilities.

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New details on what’s being planned for the former Landing site are slowly emerging. Mike Field of our digital partner, The Jaxson, joined us for a closer look.

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Students across town and the country are heading back to school today.

Nikesha Williams, Shelton Hull, Melissa Ross, Dan Scanlan and Stephanie Brown (counter-clokwise) in Studio 5.
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Friday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, our panel of journalists on the Media Roundtable looked at the top stories of the week.

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