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Weekend Warriors: Catch Them All, Harry’s back and the ultimate skate jam

As the work weeks comes to an end, let WJCT’s interns Kelsey Oates and Sarah De Nicolais be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast. University of North Florida’s “Pokemon Go” Tournament Calling all Pokemon trainers. Come out to the University of North Florida 6 p.m. Friday to take part in a “Pokemon Go” tournament. With more than 40 Pokestops and constant lures, this is a hunt you do not want to miss. Participants must register before Friday at 5 p.m. Parking will be in the arena parking garage, and the registration slip will act as your permit. There will be two competitions and prizes will be awarded. Bring your team, a portable charger and be prepared to catch them all. JAXCOT: JAX Around the World Explore different cultures from across the world in the heart of Jacksonville Beach this Saturday. Food trucks, vendors and music will represent corners of the world many of us may not have previously been exposed to. JAXCOT will be held at the Seawalk Pavillion beginning

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Campaign For Universal Health Care In Colorado Seeks Bernie Sanders’ Help

Backers of ColoradoCare — the state ballot initiative that would establish universal health care in Colorado — think they have the perfect job for former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.With the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia behind him, Sanders “comes to Colorado and campaigns for single-payer — and we win,” says T.R. Reid, one of the architects of ColoradoCare. The initiative aims to provide every resident of Colorado with affordable health insurance. Sanders made universal coverage one of the cornerstones of his presidential bid.The proposal comes with a $38 billion annual price tag — to be paid by a tax on workers and businesses. The program would eliminate the need for insurance premiums and deductibles, and proponents claim it would save the state and individuals a lot of money.Reid says the backers of ColoradoCare have pitched Sanders’ team, hoping he will campaign on behalf of the measure that will come before voters in November.Sanders has already

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Florida Governor Says Local Mosquitoes Have Transmitted Zika Virus

Updated July 29, 2:57 pm ET: Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday morning that health officials have ruled out travel and sexual transmission as possible routes of transmission for four Florida people infected with Zika virus. “This morning we learned that four people in our state likely have the Zika virus as a result of a mosquito bite. This means Florida has become the first state in our nation to have local transmission of the Zika virus,” he said at a news conference. Scott said active transmission is likely occurring in only one small area — about 1 square mile — north of downtown Miami. The four cases appear to have been infected at workplaces in the area. The state hasn’t yet found Aedes species mosquitoes carrying the virus, but is actively testing in the area, Scott said. And the state is contracting with pest control companies to ramp up pesticide spraying. In order to avoid a contaminated blood supply, the Food and Drug Administration asked Thursday that blood centers

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Florida Governor Says Local Mosquitoes Have Transmitted Zika Virus

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday morning that health officials have ruled out travel and sexual transmission as possible routes of transmission for four Florida people infected with Zika virus.”This morning we learned that four people in our state likely have the Zika virus as a result of a mosquito bite. This means Florida has become the first state in our nation to have local transmission of the Zika virus,” he said in a press conference.Scott says active transmission is likely only occurring in one small area — about one square mile — north of downtown Miami.The state hasn’t yet found Aedes species mosquitoes carrying the virus, but is actively testing in the area, Scott says. And the state is contracting with pest control companies to ramp up pesticide spraying.In order to avoid a contaminated blood supply, the Food and Drug Administration asked Thursday that blood centers in two south Florida counties, Miami-Dade and Broward, cease collecting blood donations until they

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