Data from Duval schools officials released Tuesday reveals mixed results for how most students are doing halfway through the school year. According to midyear assessments, while some students are improving, the district still has cause for concern as s…
Next to the air we breathe, it’s the planet’s most precious resource: fresh water. And it’s disappearing. The world’s largest food company describes the lack of water as a looming catastrophe that is expected to play out in the coming decades.
Jacksonville has long been a magnet for health-care companies, and Tuesday another large one announced it’s opening for business in Duval County. New York’s largest health provider — Northwell — is bringing 500 new jobs to Jacksonville’s Southside.
Tuesday on “First Coast Connect,” on the heels of the fatal Martin Luther King Jr. Day shooting at the Jacksonville Landing we spoke with life coach and metacognition expert Grayson Marshall Jr. He regularly speaks with youth groups and others on ways to end violence. We were then joined by the new dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine Dr. Leon Haley. We also heard a recorded interview with Texas singer-songwriter Eric Taylor.
Musician Damien Escobar is making waves with his unconventional approach to playing the violin. His hip-hop style seamlessly combines his New York upbringing and Puerto Rican heritage with his classical training. The hip-hop violinist stopped by the WJ…
The Alhambra Theatre is kicking off its 50th anniversary season with “Come Blow Your Horn,” the first-ever production performed at the theater.
Jacksonville officials and civil-rights leaders gathered at the Prime Osborn Center Friday for an annual breakfast honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It’s the 30th year the city has hosted the event. But the Jacksonville branch of the group King founded — the Southern Christian Leadership Conference — said it’s likely the last time it will participate unless the city makes changes on the other 364 days of the year.
The Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday introduced new leadership after the firing of head coach Gus Bradley. The team is counting on former Coach Tom Coughlin to give it the shot in the arm that’s been missing since he left more than a decade ago.