Cyd Hoskinson
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May 8, 2023

USS Cooperstown headed for Naval Station Mayport

The Navy’s newest littoral combat ship was commissioned Saturday. It is named for Cooperstown, New York, home to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.

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April 10, 2023

Homeless count raises red flags; second census planned

Changing Homelessness plans a second count of unsheltered people in the summer after the first census raised some questions.

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January 23, 2023

How many people are homeless on the First Coast? We’ll soon know.

Volunteers will scatter across Duval, Clay and Nassau counties Wednesday to complete the Point-in-Time Count of people living unsheltered on the streets.

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December 23, 2022

Two more right whale calves discovered

The population of endangered North Atlantic right whales has grown by at least two. Wildlife researchers report seeing a 36-year old mother whale and her calf off the Georgia coast Saturday. The mother was first sighted in 1987. She has three siblings and three known offspring, but she is the only female of the bunch, according to the New England

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November 23, 2022

The ‘Real Black Friday’: Jacksonville’s Melanin Market

There’s Black Friday — and then there’s the Real Black Friday.   That’s what organizers of Jacksonville’s Melanin Market are calling the post-Thanksgiving Day marketplace where people can support local Black-owned businesses.   The Real Black Friday market will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the day after Thanksgiving at 822 A Philip Randolph Blvd.   More than 125

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November 23, 2022

With COVID waning, JTA ends free rides for health workers

Jacksonville health care workers who ride city buses for free will have to start paying for those trips next month. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority will discontinue its Health Care Worker Free Ride Program on Dec. 1. JTA began offering the free bus rides in 2020 as a way to thank health care employees who had to go to work during

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November 2, 2022

Judy Coughlin, wife of former Jaguars head coach, dies of brain disease

Judy Coughlin, wife of former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin, died Wednesday of an incurable brain disease. Coughlin revealed last year that his wife had been diagnosed with progressive supra-nuclear palsy. The rare disorder causes cells to deteriorate in the parts of the brain that control body movements and thinking. It typically affects people in their late 60s and

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