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Voters will decide a stack of proposed changes to the state constitution. That’s in this week’s Florida Roundup podcast along with a look at how schools could put more people with guns on campuses to protect students.

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You may notice a construction zone behind the St. Johns Town Center. That’s where the iFly Indoor Skydiving will rise.

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The Duval County School Board will get to see resumes Monday morning of those interested in being the district’s next superintendent.

Friday on First Coast Connect  our weekly Media Roundtable featured Florida Times-Union Reporter Dan Scanlan, WJCT Business Analyst John Burr, Folio Weekly Editor Claire Goforth and Beaches Leader Columnist Jon McGowan (01:06).

And a living musical legend is coming to the Florida Theatre next week. Melissa interviews the great Johnny Mathis (46:00).

Data Targeting, Inc., a Gainesville firm that worked to elect Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, conducted a focus group study in late February asking participants whether they support selling municipal utility JEA.

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The Jaguars are dedicating part of the North Deck at EverBank Field to Jacksonville’s military heritage as part of the stadium's overall rebranding to TIAA Bank Field.

Photo in illustration by Legal Gavel & Open Law Book / Wikimedia Commons

A 31-year-old Jacksonville man faces federal fraud charges for allegedly submitting a false claim for government disaster aid following Hurricane Irma.

Oh, You, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, We’ll See You This Weekend

Apr 20, 2018
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It’s a “fine four-fendered friend” that flies on yellow and red wings tipped with propellers with actor Dick Van Dyke at the helm, at least on the silver screen.

Via the Daily Record

Jacksonville University, the 84-year-old private liberal arts college based in Arlington, continues to transform its 260-acre campus.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars unveiled a lot of new plans Thursday.

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Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke with UNF political science and public administration Assistant Professor Josh Gellers and MOSH planetarium director Eddie Whisler about this weekend’s Earth Day (01:08).   

Northeast Florida Regional Council CEO Brian Teeple discussed the Elevate Northeast Florida regional development strategy (33:56).  

And Kerry Speckman told us about some of the events coming up this week (46:00).

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is urging beachgoers to avoid a 1,200 foot long construction site on St. Augustine Beach while it undergoes renourishment.

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For the first time since taking on JEA’s Interim CEO position earlier this week, Aaron Zahn felt the fire of a skeptical panel of city council members.

For a couple of hours he fielded questions ranging from the tense and awkward to the polite, but pointed.

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Jacksonville will be saying goodbye to its most famous hometown band on Sunday, Sept. 2.

Darnell Brady / Jacksonville Jaguars

The old two-tone Jaguars helmets are out. Teal pants are in.

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