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In a legal dispute that’s dragged on for more than three years and has eluded a legislative remedy, an appellate court is grappling with whether popular tabletop games are illegal slot machines or more-benign entertainment options for customers of bars and restaurants.

Thrasher Backs Moving Statue And Removing Building Name

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Via News Service of Florida

Florida State University will relocate a campus statue of a former slaveholder and will seek approval to remove the name of a pro-segregation Supreme Court justice from a law-school building, university president John Thrasher announced Tuesday.

WJCT News and Florida Times-Union

The City of Jacksonville has filed a motion to become a defendant in a Northside woman’s lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott and newly-appointed Councilman Terrance Freeman, according to documents obtained by our Jacksonville Daily Record news partner.

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The crumbling building at 9  Avilés Street in Old St. Augustine is coming down.

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Two weeks into his presidency, Aaron Bowman has established a “Historical Remembrance” committee and picked the seven Jacksonville City Council members who will serve on it.

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Florida elections officials were wrong to block on-campus early voting sites in Gainesville and Tallahassee, lawyers for the League of Women Voters of Florida told a federal judge Monday.

The Florida Times-Union

Jacksonville’s new District 10 City Councilman Terrance Freeman plans to hold his first community meet-and-greet this week.

Mayor: Berkman Plaza II Sold With Plans To Turn It Into A Hotel

Jul 17, 2018
Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry confirmed Tuesday that developers purchased the unfinished Berkman Plaza II structure Downtown along East Bay Street with plans to renovate it.

Video: Ambassador Hotel Block Downtown Sold For Redevelopment

Jul 17, 2018
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Two St. Augustine developers plan to bring the historic Ambassador Hotel in Downtown Jacksonville back to its “original luster” and add an apartment complex and retail space on the same block.

3 State University Presidents Top $1 Million

Jul 17, 2018
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Three state university presidents in Florida earned more than $1 million in pay and other compensation during the 2016-2017 academic year, a new national survey showed.

The Jacksonville Daily Record

Harvest Baptist Church was preparing to build a new campus on property it bought along the Arlington Expressway when the call came with another option.

Florida's Economy Reaches $1 Trillion

Jul 16, 2018
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Florida’s economy has reached the $1 trillion gross domestic product milestone, according to the Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

“Becoming a $1 trillion economy means Florida is continuing to grow and create jobs, keeping unemployment lower than the national average, and creating economic opportunity,” Jerry Parrish, the foundation’s chief economist, said in a press release.

Jacksonville-Based Healogics Agrees To $22.51 Million Settlement

Jul 16, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provider Healogics Inc. agreed to pay up to $22.51 million to settle allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act by knowingly causing wound care centers to bill Medicare for unnecessary and unreasonable treatments.

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It looks as though Florida’s reputation as a friendly place to retire remains secure.

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The newest leg of the First Coast Flyer rapid bus transit system is scheduled to open before the end of the year and that has the Jacksonville Transportation Authority going on a hiring spree.

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