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Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Seventy-nine girls and boys ages five-to-14 were seated around tables in a Westside community center awaiting the arrival of their state senator, Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville on Wednesday morning.

Sides Square Off On Proposed Amendment 13 Greyhound Racing Ban

7 hours ago
RAINER HUNGERSHAUSEN / VIA FLICKR COMMONS

A Leon County circuit judge is scheduled to hear arguments next week in a battle about a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban greyhound racing at Florida dog tracks.

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Kristen Penoyer for Gilbert's

The number of food halls in the U.S. is expected to triple within the next five years.

As The Jaxson Editor in Chief Ennis Davis said, the First Coast is just beginning to get a taste of this dining trend, with a “mini” food hall at Jacksonville Beach: Gilbert’s.

Group 4 Design / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Wildlight’s first apartment community is in review for the Nassau County property designed for homes, businesses, retail stores and a school.

Patronis Continues To Amass Money For General Election

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STACY PRATO

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis pulled in $222,361 in campaign contributions at the end of June and beginning of July as he continues to amass a sizable reserve for the November election.

WJCT and The Florida Times-Union

Wednesday on First Coast Connect we discussed the growing controversy around the appointment of Terrance Freeman to the Jacksonville City Council by Governor Rick Scott by speaking with attorney and political consultant Obi Umunna (01:06).   

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In a legal dispute that’s dragged on for more than three years and has eluded a legislative remedy, an appellate court is grappling with whether popular tabletop games are illegal slot machines or more-benign entertainment options for customers of bars and restaurants.

Thrasher Backs Moving Statue And Removing Building Name

11 hours ago
Via News Service of Florida

Florida State University will relocate a campus statue of a former slaveholder and will seek approval to remove the name of a pro-segregation Supreme Court justice from a law-school building, university president John Thrasher announced Tuesday.

WJCT News and Florida Times-Union

The City of Jacksonville has filed a motion to become a defendant in a Northside woman’s lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott and newly-appointed Councilman Terrance Freeman, according to documents obtained by our Jacksonville Daily Record news partner.

Tuesday the Republican Party of Duval County called on the Democratic Party to put a stop to a local organizer urging protests at newly-appointed Republican District 10 City Councilman Terrence Freeman’s home.

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The crumbling building at 9  Avilés Street in Old St. Augustine is coming down.

Ray Hollister / WJCT News

Updated 7/18 at 2:15 p.m. 

Two weeks into his presidency, Aaron Bowman has established a “Historical Remembrance” committee and picked the seven Jacksonville City Council members who will serve on it.

Reitz Union / Via Wikimedia Commons

Florida elections officials were wrong to block on-campus early voting sites in Gainesville and Tallahassee, lawyers for the League of Women Voters of Florida told a federal judge Monday.

The Florida Times-Union

Jacksonville’s new District 10 City Councilman Terrance Freeman plans to hold his first community meet-and-greet this week.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Agriculture Commissioner candidate Democrat Nikki Fried about her campaign and the issues she is focusing on, which include the environment, medical marijuana and gun background checks (01:17).

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