Tarik Minor, News4JAX

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Recent articles by Tarik:

Sen. Marco Rubio tours JaxPort, discusses supply chain issues

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio was in Jacksonville on Monday, and the big topics were supply chain issues, high gas prices, inflation and finding qualified truck drivers. → Read More

Former FBI agent discusses recent threats to politicians, election officials

Lies and misinformation are being blamed for election officials receiving ongoing threats, according to a House Oversight Committee report released Thursday, which was the same day a man breached an FBI office in Ohio in an attempt to harm FBI agents. → Read More

I-TEAM: Documents show hospital trying to distance itself from former Jacksonville surgeon facing malpractice lawsuits

There’s an update to a News4JAX I-TEAM investigation into a former orthopedic surgeon at Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside hospital whose facing hundreds of malpractice lawsuits. → Read More

Take a look at St. Johns County’s new Beachside High School

News4JAX on Monday got a firsthand look at St. Johns County’s new Beachside High School before the start of the 2022-23 academic year. → Read More

Fact-checking claim by Gov. Ron DeSantis: Are you more likely to get COVID-19 if you’ve had multiple booster shots?

News4JAX ran a statement Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made through the Trust Index. → Read More

Local doctor frustrated over lack of monkeypox prevention

Just two days after the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a public health emergency, there’s growing frustration among local healthcare professionals that enough is not being done to prevent a widespread outbreak. → Read More

Jacksonville food pantry says demand for food increased around the same time gas prices started climbing

Food banks are in high demand as working Americans are once again trying to make ends meet. → Read More

Homebuyers backing out of contracts at highest rate since start of pandemic

Homebuyers are backing out of their contracts at the highest rate since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new analysis. → Read More

Fact-checking claim in Stacey Abrams ad: Are guns the leading cause of death for young people in Georgia?

The News4JAX Trust Index team is taking a look at a claim in a political commercial for Georgia Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams. → Read More

With Roe v. Wade overturned, here are the states set to ban abortion

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade. → Read More

4th Florida property insurance company has gone bankrupt

Nearly 80,000 Florida homeowners will have to find new insurance, after Southern Fidelity declared bankruptcy. → Read More

The price of school lunches is going up in some places

News4JAX spoke with an expert on the issue who says the expiration of a government waiver is also one of the main issues. → Read More

Trust Index: Looking at President Biden’s statements about the economy

The News4JAX Trust Index team is taking a look at recent statements by President Joe Biden about the economy. → Read More

Timeline: 911 calls, new details reveal more about Texas elementary school shooting

The last week of classes at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, ended in terror Tuesday when a gunman opened fire, killing 19 students and two teachers. News4JAX sister station KSAT in San Antonio, which is 85 miles from Uvalde, reported that 15 of the victims have been publicly identified as of Thursday morning. → Read More

FBI report on active shooter incidents shows chilling trend: Increase in roving shooters

New statistics released by the FBI point to an alarming rise in active shooter incidents -- including a rapidly increasing pattern of public school shootings. → Read More

One of the biggest takeaways so far from special session: There’s no quick and easy fix to property insurance crisis

Lawmakers are trying to find a way to lower home insurance premiums for Floridians. → Read More

TRUST INDEX: President Biden blames inflation on the pandemic and the war in Ukraine

The News4JAX Trust Index team is fact checking a statement made by President Biden during his speech Tuesday at the White House. → Read More

Former state senator announces his candidacy for Florida’s newly-redrawn 4th Congressional District

Democrat Tony Hill launched his campaign for 4th Congressional District at the Longshoremen’s Union Hall in Jacksonville Tuesday. → Read More

Filling up with gas is costing drivers in Florida more than in Georgia

We’re not even into the busy summer travel months and already the price of gasoline has risen by 20-cents the past two weeks. Drivers in Florida on average are paying $4.20 while the average price of gas in Georgia is more than 35-cents cheaper. → Read More

I-TEAM: Newly released documents reveal which items were flagged as Critical Race Theory in textbooks

The News4JAX I-TEAM is digging through thousands of documents just released by the Florida Department of Education. They reveal what textbook reviewers flagged as Critical Race Theory (CRT) and other prohibited topics which led to the rejection of 54 unpublished math books. Governor DeSantis has targeted Critical Race Theory -- saying the book authors are trying to ‘indoctrinate” Florida… → Read More