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JEA Board Talks Role In Privatization, New Revenue Streams

A special committee of JEA’s board that’s exploring privatization met for the first time Tuesday.

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Jacksonville Jaguars Release Long Time Tight End Marcedes Lewis

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The Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday released tight end Marcedes Lewis in a surprise move made less than a month after his 2018 contract option was picked up.

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Foundation work is about to take off for the iFly Indoor Skydiving venue near St. Johns Town Center.

Wet, windy and possibly dangerous weather is in Tuesday afternoon’s forecast for the First Coast.

National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Cordero said a low pressure system moving across the area will produce strong thunderstorms, 58-mile-an-hour-plus winds and, quite possibly, destructive hail.

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Jacksonville Fire And Rescue Department Rescue Chief David Castleman said a city-funded opioid-intervention pilot program seems to be working. He presented data about the four-month-old program to a city council committee Monday morning.

Duval County Public Schools headquarters building
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The Duval County school board’s search for a new superintendent is heading into its next phase.

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State News

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Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed 30 bills into law, including a measure that could make more permanent a controversial pregnancy “support services” program and a bill that calls for placing a statue of civil-rights leader and educator Mary McLeod Bethune in the U.S. Capitol.

Gov. Scott Faces Decisions on 14 Bills This Week

Mar 19, 2018
Gov. Rick Scott
Brittany Clark / Flgov.com

Gov. Rick Scott will act on at least 14 bills this week, including a proposal (HB 67) to create a slavery memorial at the Capitol and a measure (HB 41) dealing with “pregnancy support” services.

Gov. Scott Signs $89 Billion Budget, Vetoes $64 Million

Mar 16, 2018
Brittany Clark / flgov.com

Moving quickly, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a nearly $89 billion state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 and issued $64 million in vetoes.


The clock is now ticking on Gov. Rick Scott to act on his final state budget.

Sen. Marco Rubio Files Bills For Year-Round Daylight-Saving Time

Mar 14, 2018
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., backed Florida state legislators Wednesday by filing separate bills aimed at keeping Florida --- and the nation --- on daylight-saving time throughout the year.

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Usually the image of a pub is one of welcome, a cozy place where neighbors gather to share friendship and a pint or two. But Dan Margulis, an advertising professional with a personal interest in immigration issues, decided to use the concept for a kind of social experiment along Detroit's St. Patrick's Day Parade route — and there was no friendly welcome involved.

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Tuesday's Illinois primaries could bring down the first congressional incumbent of 2018, set the stage for a highly competitive gubernatorial race, and give Democrats challengers against several possibly vulnerable GOP congressmen they're aiming to defeat in order to take back the House.

In New York City today, a woman who had briefly opened her home to the alleged Parkland, Fla., high school shooter gave a terrifying account of his stay with her. In a tearful presentation, Rocxanne Deschamps talked of her friendship with the late Lynda Cruz, the mother of accused gunman Nikolas Cruz, and the fear she felt most of the time that he was in her home.

Cruz is charged with the murders of 17 students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month.

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