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Florida leaders say they are working hard to vaccinate seniors and other residents, but the state's pandemic response has come under criticism. In turn, Florida officials are pointing fingers at the federal government over a slowdown in the supply of vaccines.By Katherine Hobbs
On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including:By Michael Gonzalez
The Lot J deal is no more.By Patrick Cantin
The push to remove President Trump from office following the attack on the US Capitol is continuing in Washington D.C.By Patrick Cantin
North Florida Representative Al Lawson joined us to discuss last week’s attack on the Capitol, the continued fallout from it, and what comes next.By Heather Schatz
It has been a record-breaking week for new COVID-19 infections in Florida. So far, however, efforts to get vaccines distributed have been confusing and slow.By Heather Schatz
On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including: City Council voted to advance the Lot J deal . The fallout from the pro-Trump Extremists’ storming of the Capitol is continuing. Florida is facing challenges dispersing the COVID-19 vaccine . Our guests were: Anne Schindler of First Coast N…
Americans are reeling from a dark day in our nation’s history Wednesday.By Patrick Cantin
COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise locally and statewide, as concerns continue to grow over the vaccine's rollout.By Katherine Hobbs
This month, Jacksonville City Councilwoman Joyce Morgan will lead a series of “Safer Together” workshops aimed at creating a safer community.By Heather Schatz
We kicked off the new year with a closer look at the latest on the proposed $457 million Lot J plan.By Heather Schatz
2020 was dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic and politics, and oftentimes, the two were intertwined in Florida.By Heather Schatz
COVID-19 has cost Florida billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs. The virus has hit the state’s biggest industry — tourism — hard.By Heather Schatz
Physicians and public officials warn infection rates and death tolls are still rising, despite the arrival of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine and likely approval of the Moderna vaccine, so Floridians need to keep masking up.By Katherine Hobbs
On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including: Earlier this week, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a delay on Florida’s supply of Pfizer vaccines, but the Moderna vaccine could arrive as early as this weekend, pending FDA approval. Meanwhile, physicians warn that demand for the vaccine o…
As the pandemic blazes on, more than 50 million people in America are facing food insecurity - including thousands here in Northeast Florida.By Katherine Hobbs
In Jacksonville, there have been real efforts this year to address long-standing racial inequities in the city.By Heather Schatz
This week, health care workers begin receiving the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Two doeses are required for maximum effectiveness.By Katherine Hobbs
After a long and difficult year in this pandemic, some good news is finally on the horizon.By Heather Schatz
The first round of COVID-19 vaccines could be administered here in Florida next week.By Katherine Hobbs
On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including: The controversy surrounding Lot J’s planned development continued this week , complete with contentious City Council hearings and a protest . As we await the COVID-19 vaccine, the Florida Department of Health reported the largest single-day…
The South often gets the Hollywood treatment, but movies often get the region wrong.By Katherine Hobbs
Florida’s top public health official said Tuesday that five Florida hospitals, including UF Health Jacksonville, could receive COVID-19 vaccinations as early as next week.By Heather Schatz
On December 4, the House of Representatives approved decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level . The bill, branded as the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act , or MORE Act, removes cannabis from the list of federally controlled substances and facilitates canceling low-level federal convictions and arrests related to marijuan…
The leader of the Jacksonville City Council has kicked the discussion over the controversial Lot J development into next year.By Heather Schatz
Confirmed COVID-19 cases have continued to rise around the state, surpassing one million infections this week. Despite these numbers, Governor Ron DeSantis says Florida schools will stay open for the rest of the year.By Katherine Hobbs
On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including: City Council postponed voting on Shad Khan’s Lot J proposal. Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Diana Greene was named Florida’s superintendent of the year. Mayor Lenny Curry’s office and City Council clashed over a bill to create a…
Colleges are working hard to control the spread of COVID-19. But how will the vector of college students on the move this Thanksgiving weekend impact the pandemic, both on campus and off?By Katherine Hobbs
As Florida refines its plan to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, Gov Ron DeSantis is facing criticism for his handling of the pandemic.By Katherine Hobbs
COVID-19 numbers are, once again, on the rise across Florida. This week, more than 5,000 Floridians received positive test results every day — the highest numbers since early August.By Katherine Hobbs