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Is it the Florida-Georgia game or the Georgia-Florida game? It’s an age old debate between fans of the annual rivalry between the University of Florida and the University of Georgia at TIAA Bank Field.

Democratic Senator Bill Nelson (left) and Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott (right).
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A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows Democratic incumbent Senator Bill Nelson with a six point lead over his Republican challenger, Florida Governor Rick Scott, but a prominent University of North Florida pollster says that result is skewed because the poll’s sample of likely voters has too many self identified independents and non-party affiliated voters.

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Stressed-out adults may want to sit down with a box of colored pencils and a coloring book.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams released a statement Monday afternoon in the wake of six people being shot near TIAA Bank Field. The stadium will be the site of the annual rivalry game between the University of Florida and the University of Georgia.

Jacksonville And Florida Turn In Strong Jobs Report

19 hours ago
Via NPR.org

Florida’s unemployment rate reached its lowest mark since February 2007, falling 0.2 percentage points in September to 3.5 percent, according to numbers released Friday by the state Department of Economic Opportunity.

From the Caldwell and Fried campaigns

Democrat Nikki Fried, a medical-marijuana lobbyist, had to defend her desire to move the state’s oversight of medical marijuana into the agency she wants to run.

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With another mass shooting in Jacksonville - this time near TIAA Bank Field on Sunday - we took at gun  violence and opinions on what can be done to combat it on Monday’s First Coast Connect.

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The words on the November ballot appear simple enough: “Voter Control of Gambling in Florida.”

More than 930,000 Floridians had already cast their ballot by either mail or at early voting locations as of 10:00 a.m. Monday. 

JSO: 6 People Shot In Possible Gang Attack Half-Mile From TIAA Bank Field

23 hours ago
Bob Self / Florida Times-Union

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said on Twitter he was briefed about the multiple shooting when it happened by the Sheriff’s Office and updated by the fire chief about the condition of the victims.

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Gabrielle Garay

Police in St. Johns County are searching for a marker that had just been installed as a reminder of a lynching that had taken place on the site, off Shands Pier Road, in June of 1897.

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When Florida voters head to the polls next month they’ll be faced with a slew of amendments, and two of them, three and 13, could determine the fate of gambling and greyhound racing in the state.

BestBet Jacksonville has come out in opposition to both of those amendments, but the League of Women Voters of Florida is urging voters to say yes.

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As a part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Congress established a new community development program now known as Opportunity Zones to drive long-term private sector investment into low-income urban and rural communities nationwide.

Hurricane Michael Claims Have Already Topped $680 Million In Fla.

Oct 19, 2018
David Goldman / Associated Press

Within a week of Hurricane Michael barreling into Northwest Florida, nearly 70,000 insurance claims had been filed, with estimated insured losses of $680.7 million, according to data posted online by the state Office of Insurance Regulation.

Downtown Jacksonville's Review Board Approves Hotel And Apartment Projects

Oct 19, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

The Downtown Development Review Board approved two projects Thursday that will bring more hotel rooms and apartments to Jacksonville.

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