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JEA Proposes 5 New Solar Farms, Lowering Reimbursement Rates For Rooftop Solar

On Tuesday, JEA’s governing board will hold a workshop and consider five different proposals relating to solar energy, including rekindling a fractious 2016 debate over how much rooftop solar customers can sell their excess power for and increasing its own solar production by 250 megawatts.

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On Tuesday, JEA’s governing board will hold a  workshop and consider five different proposals relating to solar energy, including rekindling a fractious 2016 debate over how much rooftop solar customers can sell their excess power for and increasing its own solar production by 250 megawatts. 


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Downtown Jacksonville’s Main Street Bridge will be closed weeknights for the next two weeks.

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The state Board of Education will meet in Jacksonville Wednesday.

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Governor Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency in Alachua County in advance of white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech on Thursday at the University Florida.


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The body of a missing 14-year-old was found on Jacksonville Beach Monday morning. As our partner News4Jax reports, he had been missing since Sunday after being caught in a rip current.

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The Navy is getting closer to releasing a review of two collisions that killed 17 sailors in the Pacific this summer. Human error has already been identified as part of the cause of the collisions. But even before the review is released, veterans who served in the Pacific say what happened on board the two destroyers is only a symptom of wider problems the Navy faces.

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban after leaving his base in Afghanistan in 2009, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Bergdahl was freed in 2014 in exchange for five Taliban detainees.

Bergdahl, a native of Idaho, pleaded guilty before the military judge in the case, Army Col. Jeffery R. Nance, at a hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C., on Monday, according to The Associated Press.

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A class of Joseph Stilwell Military Academy of Leadership eighth-graders got to go to college Friday.

The students were participating in a leadership project held at the University of North Florida.


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If you use the Wonderwood Drive bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway you may run into some delays later this month.

Friday on First Coast Connect, our weekly Media Roundtable featured David Cawton from the Financial News and Daily Record, blogger Fred Matthews, Florida Politics reporter A.G.
Gancarski and WJCT’s Lindsey Kilbride (01:18).

Ahead of his appearance January 1 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, we spoke with artist and punk rock legend Henry Rollins (29:42).  

We heard about the upcoming showing of the documentary of women entrepreneurs “She Started It!” with Karen Harding from Johnson & Johnson Vision’s Women’s Leadership Initiative TriciaRae Stancato from the Girls Scouts of Gateway Council (36:59) also joined us.    

We were told about the upcoming performance of “‘Evil Dead: The Musical” at the 5 & Dime Theatre. (44:00). 


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Two men suffered serious injuries Friday morning in a shooting outside a Jacksonville Beach homeless center, police said.

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Although election day is still more than a year away, the 2018 State Attorney’s face in Florida is already in high gear when it comes to fundraising.

Will Jacksonville, Miami or any Florida city win the battle for Amazon.com's second headquarters? We discuss the possibility. 


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Lego Robotics, 3-D printing and local films are just a fraction of the events scheduled Saturday at the Jacksonville Public Library downtown.


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Florida State College at Jacksonville is one of 150-community colleges nationwide in the running for a $1 million prize.

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UF Health Jacksonville hospital is getting more than $2 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to launch a telemedicine project to treat urban patients with HIV.

Telehealth is the practice of treating patients from a distance using technology like computers, tablets and other platforms.


Hurricanes Leave Uncertainly In Florida Schools Enrollment

Oct 12, 2017
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The impact of hurricanes may be a complicating factor as lawmakers try to figure out how many students are in Florida's public schools this year and how many might show up next year.

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