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Leon County School Superintendent Jackie Pons
Leon County Schools

Update 8:48 a.m.: Leon Schools will not go forward with the online portion of the state writing exam. Districts continue reporting problems and Superintendent Jackie Pons says until the problems are fully resolved, the district will continue to suspend the Florida Standards Assessment Writing Test for 8th, 9th and 10th graders. Those in lower grades who take the paper-based version of the test will continue to be evaluated.

Special Olympics Florida-Leon County's annual Mariah Harrison Memorial drew 150 participants from Taylor, Wakulla, Jefferson, Gadsden, Leon and Jackson Counties.
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The Capital Region's Special Olympics teams joined forces with the Buckle Up For Safety campaign for an annual tournament. The event brings exposure to athletes and raises awareness for driver safety.

The Shelter

City leaders say they hope to reinvigorate the Frenchtown community. The planned relocation of the city’s main homeless refuge to West Pensacola Street could be their chance to bring Frenchtown back.

Andrew Gillum speaking at the DCF quarterly council on homelessness.
Nick Evans

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is touting a pledge to end veteran homelessness in the city.  He spoke about the initiative Friday at a meeting of homelessness stakeholders in Tallahassee. 

Homelessness is an ongoing issue, and in recent years its prevalence among veterans has been particularly distressing for government officials.  Mayor Gillum points to a Tallahassee housing project called Home Front that provides low-cost rent for veterans, but he says it’s just one piece of the puzzle.

Yellow Car with Uber Plate
Monika Hoinkis

City commissioners are considering a plan they say would put drivers for the taxi app Uber on the same playing field as other cab drivers in Tallahassee. But the move seems to be honking some people off.

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