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Roosevelt Square’s redevelopment should be evident soon, now that the city issued permits for demolition of the closed Belk store and other shop space.

The clock is now ticking on Gov. Rick Scott to act on his final state budget.

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The Jacksonville Planning Commission on Thursday approved a zoning exception for Cornerstone Christian School of Jacksonville to use the former Arlington Family YMCA at 8301 Fort Caroline Road for athletic and sports competition facilities and camps.

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There’s some disagreement about whether Jacksonville should apply to be part of a newly-created U.S. Civil Rights Trail.

That was a sticking point Wednesday at the first meeting of a new committee created to inventory Jacksonville’s Civil Rights history.

Sen. Marco Rubio Files Bills For Year-Round Daylight-Saving Time

Mar 14, 2018
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., backed Florida state legislators Wednesday by filing separate bills aimed at keeping Florida --- and the nation --- on daylight-saving time throughout the year.

Thousands of First Coast Students Walk Out To Protest School Violence, Share Grief

Mar 14, 2018
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

Thousands of students in First Coast schools walked out of class Wednesday morning, braving cold, windy temperatures, but little official opposition, to show solidarity with victims of the fatal shooting at a Parkland high school last month.

Kraken Cycleboats

The St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville is about to get more lively.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Wednesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with State Representative and Republican candidate for Attorney General Jay Fant (01:24).

UNF assistant professor of biology Dr. Mike Aspinwall told us about a recent study he participated in to examine how large trees in Australia are affected by climate change (33:08).

Researcher Dr. Jeremy Valdo told us the story of Rob the shark who was tagged by scientists and was recently tracked off the shore of Jacksonville (46:00).

Corcoran at lectern
Mark Foley / Florida House of Representatives

Backed by Gov. Rick Scott and other Republican leaders, a proposed constitutional amendment that would make it harder for the Legislature to raise taxes and fees appears to have broad voter support, a new poll shows.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed a pair of veterans-focused bills. He held the signing ceremony Tuesday at Jacksonville’s National Guard armory.

The measures are meant to make it easier for vets and active duty service members to get an education and a job.

Carlos Bouvier / WJCT

The tall ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island is docked downtown at 100 East Coastline Drive on the Northbank for tours through Wednesday evening.

Women in action projected during the discussion.
Joslyn Simmons / WJCT

Women Veterans and Active Duty members from the University of North Florida and surrounding areas came together Tuesday for a discussion on their experiences in and out the service.

Students gather outside of school by a stage.
MaryBeth Garrison

Students across the nation are planning to walk out of their classes at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14 for National School Walkout day. Students and advocates say they will walk out of class for 17 minutes to press Congress for tighter gun laws as well as honor the 17 lives that were lost last month during the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting

When legislative budget chiefs agreed during negotiations to spend $1.5 million on a study about extending a toll road north to Georgia, they started to lock into Florida’s new budget some of the 78 recommendations a House select committee created in the wake of last year’s deadly hurricane season.

Staff Sgt. Kae Thornton / U.S. Air Force

While Jacksonville is not one of the two Air National Guard locations the Air Force would prefer as a home base for its new F-35-A fighter jet, it’s still among the five sites in the running.