Abukar Adan

Abukar has joined the WJCT News from Maine Public, which is based in Portland, Maine.

He grew up in Portland and recently graduated from Colby College. Abukar got his start in radio journalism as a 2016 Jim Dowe Public Media Intern at Maine Public, where he produced a series of stories about Muslims in Maine.

Abukar continued to freelance for Maine Public Radio throughout his senior year and eventually joined the team as a reporter. Before coming to Maine Public Radio, he was an editorial assistant for the Colby Magazine, a Huffington Post blogger, and the News Director of Colby's WMHB Radio Station.

The American Civil Liberties Union in Jacksonville Thursday led a discussion on its priorities heading into the next Florida legislative session, which are:  criminal justice, immigrant rights and voting rights. 

A new law could soon allow out-of-state physicians to treat Florida patients remotely.

A bill aimed at making sure people with mental health and substance abuse disorders have access to early intervention and peer mentorship has unanimously cleared the Florida House.

The state is taking public input on new testing standards for Florida K-12 schools, as the Florida Department of Education works to overhaul Common Core following Gov.  Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order. Common Core is a set of academic standards in math and English that students are required to master.

Northeast Florida State Attorney Melissa Nelson on Thursday asked the court to dismiss the 1976 murder sentences of two men after an investigation by her office concluded it no longer has confidence in the evidence of the case. 

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday in Jacksonville he wants to get rid of the waitlist that nearly 2,000 students that have applied for a state special needs scholarship are on.


  The six-part docu-series Surviving R. Kelly has stirred widespread debate about the allegations of sexual abuse and pedophilia against singer R. Kelly.

 

But long before Lifetime’s exhaustive profile aired, a Jacksonville-based DJ stopped playing the acclaimed R&B singer’s hits all together.

A new report shows medical marijuana use in Florida is steadily rising.