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FSCJ President Bioteau To Retire At End Of Spring Semester

The president of Florida State College at Jacksonville, Dr. Cynthia Bioteau, is retiring at the end of the spring semester.

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The city needs to do something about an increase in litter. That was the consensus as several Jacksonville City Council members met Monday morning.


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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority needs more drivers to provide rides for elderly and disabled customers, authority representatives said.

JTA Monday updated City Council members following an unflattering audit and a string of rider complaints.


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Jacksonville Italian restaurant Il Desco closed its doors Monday.

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A federal judge Friday rejected attempts by the St. Johns Riverkeeper to temporarily halt JAXPORT’s proposed deepening of a section of the St. Johns River.

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Hundreds of men, women and children gathered at the Jacksonville Landing on Sunday for a rally that coincided with marches and rallies in cities around the world.

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Florida’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly from November to December, as the estimated number of people out of work grew by 5,000 from the state’s workforce of 10.1 million.

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Despite U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s declaration last week that Florida wouldn’t be considered as part of a White House offshore oil-drilling proposal, waters near the state’s Gulf and Atlantic coasts may continue to be under review.

Proposals To Restore Felons' Voting Rights Move Forward

Jan 19, 2018

Two proposals that would automatically restore voting rights to felons who have served their sentences were approved Thursday by a Florida Constitution Revision Commission panel.

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Florida lawmakers have started moving forward with a proposal to revamp rules for the payday-loan industry, allowing customers to borrow larger amounts of money over longer periods of time.

State Colleges Wary As Florida Senate Seeks Changes

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A bill that would create a new governance board for the state college system and impose a limit on the number of four-year degrees awarded by the colleges advanced in the Senate on Wednesday.

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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló says he is moving to sell off the U.S. territory's public power company, as nearly a third of the island's electric customers remain without power four months after Hurricane Maria struck the island on Sept. 20.

Rosselló said Monday that it might take 18 months to privatize the insolvent Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA, the largest U.S. public utility measured by the number of customers – 3.3 million.

Trump Signs Funding Bill, Bringing Shutdown To An End

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President Trump has signed a stopgap spending bill passed by Congress on Monday, ending the partial shutdown of the federal government after three days.

The White House has said normal government operations will resume by Tuesday morning.

Having earned a spot Sunday on the U.S. Ski Team, Gus Kenworthy is the second openly gay man who will compete for the United States at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Kenworthy, 26, placed second at the final Olympic qualifier for freeski slopestyle, according to NBC.

In a time of unrest, dancing with love to heal all wounds

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One of them went viral in a collaboration with Yo Yo Ma; the other played Michael Jackson for the Cirque du Soleil. But you might know dancers Lil Buck and Jon Boogz best for their collaboration on the haunting video Color of Reality.

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