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.


  A Florida Senate Committee Tuesday approved moving legislation forward aimed at preventing local municipalities from regulating homeowners’ vegetable gardens.


  Jacksonville resident Kent Stermon is leading Florida Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis’ advisory committee on public safety.  

Those fishing from Florida’s coastlines may soon be barred from the popular practice of using chum to attract sharks near beaches.


  The Jacksonville nonprofit JASMYN is adding a new safety-net resource center to support homeless young people at its Riverside campus.

Some Jacksonville parents Thursday joined the League of Women Voters in filing a lawsuit against the Duval County Public School District for hiring armed staffers to patrol school grounds.

With World AIDS Day coming up on Saturday, city leaders and advocates kicked off a weeklong awareness campaign Monday at Jacksonville’s City Hall with the 19th annual AIDs Quilt Ceremony.