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First Coast Connect
4:26 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Local Author Examines Jeb Bush's Florida Legacy Amid Rumors Of Presidential Run

Credit University Press of Florida

As Jeb Bush's family hints at a potential presidential run in 2016, a new book reflects on his political career in Florida.

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First Coast Connect
4:19 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

New Survey Finds Changing Perception Of Downtown Jacksonville

Credit Visit Jacksonville / Facebook

A new survey finds that public perception of parking, safety and activities in the urban core has improved since a similar survey in 2012.

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First Coast Connect
2:36 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Jax Civic Council Chair Halverson On Their Oppositon To Brown's Pension Propsal

Steve Halverson
Credit The Haskell Company

As Mayor Alvin Brown called on the Jacksonville City Council to pass his proposed pension reform legislation last week, the city's most influential corporate and civic group came out against the plan.

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First Coast Connect
11:41 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Media Roundtable: Scott, Crist Neck And Neck In Latest Polls

Credit News4Jax

The 2014 Florida governor's race and Jacksonville's pension are making headlines this week.

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First Coast Connect
4:41 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Mayor Brown, City Council Debate Pension Reform Proposal And Sales Tax

Credit News4Jax

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown says he will veto any attempt by City Council to pay down the city’s pension costs by way of a sales tax.

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First Coast Connect
4:51 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Identifying, Preventing And Coping With Bullying As Nation Marks Prevention Month

Credit Wikimedia Commons

A New Jersey has become the latest flash point in the way schools and communities deal with bullying.

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First Coast Connect
3:16 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Media Roundtable: Khan Pulls Backing From KYN, Crist Leads Scott In UNF Poll

Credit KYN Jacksonville / Facebook

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan, KYN and the 2014 governor's race are making headlines this week.

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First Coast Connect
7:32 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Peter Rummell On Healthy Town Concept, Khan Backing Out Of KYN

Credit Patrick Donges / WJCT

Jacksonville business leader and One Spark backer Peter Rummell has made a bid to reboot a former JEA generating station into a new mixed-use community. At the same time, he is responding to Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan cutting ties with the One Spark related group KYN.

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First Coast Connect
7:34 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Jax Disease Specialist: Ebola Not A Concern Without Extremely Close Contact

There have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Florida, but health care providers and the Center for Disease Control are preparing for the possiblity.

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First Coast Connect
3:03 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Media Roundtable: Dunn Convicted Of First-Degree Murder

Credit News4Jax

Michael Dunn, former Atlantic Beach police chief Michael Classey and ridesharing services are making headlines this week.

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