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The city needs to do something about an increase in litter. That was the consensus as several Jacksonville City Council members met Monday morning.


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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority needs more drivers to provide rides for elderly and disabled customers, authority representatives said.

JTA Monday updated City Council members following an unflattering audit and a string of rider complaints.


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Jacksonville Italian restaurant Il Desco closed its doors Monday.

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A federal judge Friday rejected attempts by the St. Johns Riverkeeper to temporarily halt JAXPORT’s proposed deepening of a section of the St. Johns River.

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Florida’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly from November to December, as the estimated number of people out of work grew by 5,000 from the state’s workforce of 10.1 million.

Court: Corrine Brown Must Appeal Convictions From Prison

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A federal appeals court ruled Monday that former congresswoman Corrine Brown must appeal her convictions from prison.

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Monday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Folio Weekly editor Clare Goforth about Folio’s upcoming Water Hogs feature (01:13).

We heard about the next She is Fierce! event in St. Augustine with founder Kelly Youngs and creative director Nadia Ramoutaur (29:53).

Shark Eyes inventor Shanan Worrall told us about his product that will be making its U.S. debut this week in Orlando (36:53).

Cole Pepper talked about the Jaguars disappointing loss to New England in the AFC Championship game (46:00).


     

 

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Hundreds of men, women and children gathered at the Jacksonville Landing on Sunday for a rally that coincided with marches and rallies in cities around the world.

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The president of Florida State College at Jacksonville, Dr. Cynthia Bioteau, is retiring at the end of the spring semester.

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Several downtown Jacksonville development projects got a preliminary green light last week.

In this Business Brief, Bill Delaney of Modern Cities tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo the list of proposed new additions includes a commodity that’s in short supply downtown:  parking spaces.

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Despite U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s declaration last week that Florida wouldn’t be considered as part of a White House offshore oil-drilling proposal, waters near the state’s Gulf and Atlantic coasts may continue to be under review.

Proposals To Restore Felons' Voting Rights Move Forward

Jan 19, 2018

Two proposals that would automatically restore voting rights to felons who have served their sentences were approved Thursday by a Florida Constitution Revision Commission panel.

The PGA Tour Friday announced plans to consolidate its offices into one almost 200,000-square-foot building in Ponte Vedra Beach.

The pro-golf nonprofit also promises to expand its workforce by 300 people.


On this week’s Roundup: Florida gets a reprieve from offshore drilling while police hand out more jaywalking tickets in the state to African-Americans and another accuser comes forward with allegations of sexual harassment against a former top state lawmaker.

The Politics Of Offshore Drilling

The Trump Administration wants to open up America’s coastline to oil drilling.

After Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s plea, the administration amended that to say Florida shouldn’t be included.

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Duval County poll respondents said good, effective teachers are important to them when sending their child off to a school and they feel teachers starting off are being paid nearly $10,000 too little.

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