In our Chasing the Dream series, WJCT looked at the thousands of Jacksonville residents on the wait list for housing vouchers, as well as as those struggling to avoid eviction from public housing.Now, the series examines options available to peopl…
The Duval County School Board went from seven to six members after Jason Fischer resigned to run for state House this month. Now, the even-numbered board is considering changing its rule for breaking ties.
If the Duval County School Board approves a contract with Edward Waters College, the school would lease one of the district’s building for $1 per month, with the option to buy it for $10.Some Board members are concerned that asking price is too l…
Duval School Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said the rules governing kids’ behavior on school buses should be stricter.
Weekly humor columnist for the St. Augustine Record Brian Thompson won second place in the Society of Newspaper Columnists’ 2016 column contest with his piece, “A True Disney dream come true.”
Thompson discusses where his inspiration came from for his award-winning piece and his passion for humor writing on Wednesday’s First Coast Connect.
The North Florida Land Trust is launching one of its most ambitious plans yet — it’s aiming to preserve more than 12,000 acres at once.
The trust is asking businesses and philanthropists for help raising the estimated $215 million required. But environmentalists said that’s because lawmakers are underfunding the state’s conservation program.
The developer behind a major project on the Southbank has unveiled a master plan for the site.
North Florida Land TrustThe North Florida Land Trust is launching an ambitious project to conserve more land in North Florida.The nonprofit is planning to create a 112,000 acre “Preservation Portfolio” of land they say is in critical need of preservati…
In our series on poverty and housing, Chasing the Dream, we’re hearing from Jacksonville residents struggling to keep decent roofs over their heads.
This segment explores how living ion public housing comes with rules and the constant threat of eviction for breaking them.