The Jacksonville City Council is set to decide Tuesday whether to bolster the city’s program for ensuring workforce diversity at public agencies. The proposed update to the “Equal Opportunity” program won the approval of two city council committees last week. But that doesn’t mean it has a good chance at final passage.
Former Central Intelligence Agency operative and local author T. L. Williams said government leaders are overlooking a national security threat.
Monday on First Coast Connect we spoke with former CIA operative and author T. L. Williams about his new novel and Chinese cyber hacking. We also heard from TapImmune CEO Glynn Wilson about a breast cancer study at the Mayo Clinic. WJCT’s Indie Endeavor host Ryan Benk and 1904 Music Hall co-owner Jason Hunnicut announced a new partnership at the downtown venue.
The Fraternal Order of Police and the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters agreed to a tentative deal Saturday to reform the city’s pension system. During a Jan. 11 collective bargaining session on wages and pensions, Mayor Lenny Curry told the Fraternal Order of Police and Jacksonville Association of Firefighters they had 30 days to take or leave his current proposal. Duval County voters approved a new, half-cent sales tax to begin in 2030 to pay off Jacksonville’s $2.7 billion pension deficit, but it couldn’t go into effect until the city and its unions reached an agreement to close existing pension plans. The firefighters’ union released the following statement : “Our main purpose and goal is the safety and security of Jacksonville’s Firefighters and their families. The JAF has negotiated faithfully and openly a tentative contract that has been long overdue for existing employees.” Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police president Steve Zona issued the following statement: “When
“Localnomics” is the idea that cities’ and businesses’ working together is the best way to solve long-simmering economic problems. The concept was discussed last week at a meeting of the Jacksonville World Affairs Council.
It’s easier than ever for needy Clay County students to get clothing. That’s after a Jacksonville-based nonprofit opened a clothes closet Friday at Orange Park High School.
Clay County Health Department Officials are spreading the word: If you haven’t gotten your flu shot, now’s the time. Northeast Florida, like most of the nation, is currently experiencing an elevated number of flu cases.
Dog Cafes are popping up all over the world — from Japan to Canada, and even in the Philippines. Customers can play with dogs while drinking coffee and even having a snack. They’re part of a trend of eateries where individuals can adopt an animal. Now a Jacksonville non-profit is creating it’s own version of a dog cafe with adoptable pooches.
An engineer with the American Bureau of Shipping testified Thursday the sunken El Faro ship met all guidelines before it sailed in September of 2015. That contradicts previous testimony from one naval architect.
After “Joanne the Scammer crashed” the MTV Video Music Awards last year, a few people on the internet wondered who she is. Since then, 25-year-old Branden Miller took over social media with his creation of internet personality on Youtube , “Joanne the Scammer.”