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They’re a group of hundreds of local faith leaders who have come together to create urgency around solutions to serious community problems. 

ICARE, the Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment, is working to mobilize Jacksonville residents to stand up for systemic change.

Thursday night, ICARE will host a rally which will address everything from jobs to homelessness, to the criminal justice system in Northeast Florida, and how to reintegrate ex-offenders.

The legislative battle over charter schools kicked into high gear Wednesday, as measures dealing with educational choice advanced in the House and the League of Women Voters hammered a constitutional amendment that could increase the number of charters in Florida.

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The U.S. stock market has been volatile lately, and that’s causing some investors to become skittish.

In this week’s Business Brief, analyst John Burr tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo how one First Coast wealth manager, Riverplace Capital Management's Peter Bower, is helping calm their fears. 

Led by an 8.5 percent drop in China's Shanghai composite index, U.S. and global stock markets took a dive Monday. Shortly after opening, the Dow Jones index fell by more than 1,000 points, or 5 percent. The Dow then zigzagged to close at 15,871, losing about 3.6 percent of its value.