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Duval Elections Supervisor To City Council: There Will Be Early Voting At UNF, EWC

Story updated on 9/17 at 4:55 p.m. with comment from Hogan. Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan emailed City Council President Aaron Bowman Sunday evening saying his office will be opening additional early voting sites at the campuses of the University of North Florida and Edward Waters College this November.

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About 50 low income parents trying to go to college and afford daycare at the same time will be getting some financial help.

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Ashco Inc. intends to develop a retail building at 725 Skymarks Drive in River City Marketplace.

Jacksonville CFO Mike Weinstein Is Retiring

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Mike Weinstein, the city's chief financial officer, is retiring effective Nov. 9. His last day in his office at City Hall will be Sept. 28.

Business Brief: Entertainment Boom A Sign Of A Healthy Jacksonville Economy

Sep 14, 2018
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Northeast Florida is seeing a boom in new entertainment venues.

As Jacksonville Daily Record editor Karen Mathis tells WJCT’s Jessica Palombo, that’s a sign of a healthy economy.

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Clay County is making it easier for people to pay fines and court costs.

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With money streaming in from across the country, Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum raised more than $2.7 million during the first week in September in their clash to become Florida governor.

A new law will take effect next month that expands workers’ compensation benefits for firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, law enforcement officers and other first responders.

Workers comp for those professions will now include post-traumatic stress disorder.

A former Republican candidate for the State House District 73 seat who dropped out after lying about her college education has signed an agreement for deferred prosecution.

The Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce reports businesses on the two islands lost $19 million in just July and August. Thursday, US Senator Bill Nelson met with business owners to talk about solutions. 

In a case being watched by business groups and local governments, the city of Miami Beach is asking the Florida Supreme Court to act quickly in a battle about the legality of a local minimum wage.

Justices last month, in a 4-3 decision, agreed to take up the city’s appeal of a ruling that blocked a minimum-wage ordinance from taking effect. The ordinance, approved in 2016, had been planned to set the minimum wage in the city at $10.31 an hour this year, with annual incremental increases to $13.31 an hour in January 2021.

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A Russian surveillance plane carrying 15 people was accidentally shot down over northwestern Syria by regime forces, Russia's Ministry of Defense says. However, officials in Moscow are blaming Israel for the incident.

The defense ministry says the turbo-prop Il-20 "Coot" used for electronic reconnaissance disappeared from radar near the coastal city of Latakia on Tuesday just as Israeli F-16s were launching airstrikes on targets in the area.

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