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FSCJ is one of the state’s largest institutions of higher education, with nearly 50-thousand students enrolled annually. 

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A majority of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives now favor impeaching President Donald Trump, according to NPR's Impeachment Tracker

Leadership Jax

Jake! Is a new biography that tells the story of one of this city’s most colorful and influential leaders.

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There have been 251 mass shootings in the U.S. this year, so far, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

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

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The City of Jacksonville says it has reached a deal  to develop Lot J, the parking lot next to TIAA Bank Field.

Duval County Public Schools headquarters
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The Duval County School Board is looking at hiring a private attorney in its fight with the city over a sales tax referendum for school repair and construction.

Demonstrators for women's reproductive rights rallied outside a Fort Myers Planned Parenthood Clinic.
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Pro-choice activists are marching this weekend in St. Augustine.

A spilled pill bottle of hydrocodone.
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New data shows the extent of the nation’s opioid crisis and the major role Florida played in it. 

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

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Earlier this week, JEA’s board of directors voted to explore selling the utility. They cited declining revenues and pressures facing the utility as reasons to consider privatization.

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Protesters in Jacksonville and other areas of Florida have voiced support for the people of Puerto Rico  calling for Governor Ricardo Rossello to resign.

Duval County Supervisor of Elections

From the fate of the Jacksonville Landing to how to pay for school improvements, new At Large Group 4 City Councilman Matt Carlucci joined First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross to talk about Jacksonville’s biggest issues. 

Heather Schatz / WJCT

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

Amazon worker
Will Dickey / Florida Times-Union

Some Amazon employees have complained about harsh working conditions at the online retailer's fulfillment centers.  A journalist went undercover to document her experience in the book On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane.

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