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Constitutional Revision Commission Hears From First Coasters Concerned About Tobacco, Dog Racing

The Florida Constitutional Revision Commission met at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville Tuesday to hear from residents about 37 proposed amendments.

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St. Johns County high school students have a little over a month to enter an essay contest for a $7,500 legacy scholarship from the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.

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Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Brown is challenging incumbent Democratic state Senator Audrey Gibson.


A special operations team and other Fire Rescue crews were called about 5:15 p.m. to the BB&T building on West Forsyth Street.

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A Jacksonville father is searching for answers about his son’s death this month in Macclenny.

Dominic Broadus is inviting the Baker County community to discuss the mysterious shooting and share any tips they might have at a town hall Tuesday.

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The public is invited to the University of North Florida in Jacksonville Tuesday to give input on possible changes to the state’s constitution.

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​A second gun-related bill has been postponed in the Florida Senate in the wake of last week’s mass shooting at a Parkland high school.

Florida Senate Panel To Take Up School Guns Proposal

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Designated people would be allowed to carry concealed firearms on school grounds under a bill added to the agenda of a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting next week.

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A proposal that would allow some concealed-weapons license applications to be approved when background checks have not been completed was put on hold Thursday because of the deadly high-school shooting in Broward County.

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Addressing the nation after Wednesday's Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead, President Trump said no child or teacher "should ever be in danger in an American school."

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Over objections that more money would flow away from public schools and that airport projects could be grounded, the Florida House Ways & Means Committee on Wednesday approved a nearly $350 million tax package that would help farmers impacted by Hurricane Irma and lower a lease tax on businesses.

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Commentator Elissa Ely once went with her family to Disney World, following a particularly dreary medical conference. She realized the experts at the theme park prepare to deal with her deftly as she and other medical professionals prepare to treat their patients. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

The Munich Security Conference is usually a forum for world leaders to meet on the sidelines and strive for consensus and compromise. But this year's gathering is more likely to be remembered for saber-rattling and ultimatums, and the lack of discernible progress on resolving lingering conflicts or brewing crises around the world.

One of the more dramatic moments came Sunday during a speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who addressed Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who was at the conference, but not in the audience at the time.

An outside legal review of NPR's handling of allegations against its former top news executive, Michael Oreskes, found that questions were raised about his behavior toward women even before he was hired. And concerns about misconduct were reportedly flagged throughout Oreskes' 2 1/2-year tenure at the network right up to the day he was fired.

Botanist David Fairchild grew up in Kansas at the end of the 19th century. He loved plants, and he loved travel, and he found a way to combine both into a job for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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