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Business Brief: Florida Insurance Industry Wants Medicaid Expansion

A disagreement over expanding Medicaid in Florida is blamed for the Florida House of Representatives’ going home without passing a budget last week.

In this week’s Business Brief, analyst John Burr shares with WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo why private insurance companies are rooting for the expansion of government health care in the Sunshine State.

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World Of Nations Festival Brings The Best From Around The Globe To Jacksonville

Jacksonville’s annual World of Nations Celebration is in full swing at Metropolitan Park through Sunday.

Representatives of 34 nations are at the festival this year eager to tell visitors the best thing about their countries.

Lordania Foreman says the best thing about Romania is how it takes influences from all of the people that have invaded it throughout history, including the Huns, the Tatars and the Turks.

Yi Rian says the best thing about China is the celebrations.

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Closing The Loop: George Eckenrode

George Eckenrode grew up expecting to be a professional musician, and nothing else. “Ever since the third grade, I played trumpet in a band. I went to a music-oriented high school, and then was accepted into the Juilliard School of Music in New York. I…

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St. Augustine Tour Highlights Civil Rights Struggles Past And Present

The federal Fair Housing Act was enacted in 1968 after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. to fight housing discrimination and promote equal opportunity.

Last month, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid workers commemorated its passage with a visit to St. Johns County.

It was an April morning. On the trolley tour itinerary: two Civil Rights tours, one of St. Augustine’s past and another of its present, both with an eye toward the future.

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Clay County Launches 911 Text Service

For people who find themselves needing help but unable to call 911 Clay County now allows text messages to emergency personnel.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office launched the service Thursday.

CCSO Colonel Craig Aldrich says talking on the phone may not be an option during some emergencies.

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Councilman Bishop Endorses Alvin Brown For Mayor

Thursday at City Hall, Republican City Councilman Bill Bishop made a surprise endorsement of incumbent Democratic Mayor Alvin Brown.

Bishop had said in a press conference shortly after the March Election he would not endorse a candidate in May’s runoff election. Today he clarified, he did not endorse a candidate until he did research to decide who he would support

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Jax Pastors Speak Out About Crime, Advocate For Solutions

A coalition of clergy groups in Jacksonville is sounding the alarm about violent crime on the city’s streets.

This as the city of Baltimore is cleaning up after riots that erupted after an African-American man died in police custody, his spine nearly severed.

Faith leaders worry the same type of unrest is just under the surface here in our area.

However Pastor Mark Griffin of the city’s A.M.E. Ministers Alliance says he disagrees with calls to institute a 9 p.m. curfew in Jacksonville’s high-crime neighborhoods.

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