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City of Jacksonville

At a court appearance Thursday afternoon, suspended City Councilwoman Katrina Brown asked for a court-appointed attorney.

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A Broward County judge, two judges from Jacksonville, and three Jacksonville attorneys are among the six candidates being forwarded to Gov. Rick Scott as he chooses a replacement for a retiring Nassau County judge.

Jacksonvlle’s Bid For Federal Hart Bridge Ramp Demolition Money Fails

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In a blow to plans for a huge development at Metropolitan Park and The Shipyards, the federal transportation department passed over Jacksonville’s request for a $25 million grant to take down part of the Hart Bridge’s elevated ramp and build new connections for motorists.

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Jacksonville-based Web.com has announced a deal to be acquired by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group, LLC for approximately $2 billion.

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A Jacksonville City Council member says a county panel put together in 2002 to examine the election process and make recommendations to the Elections Supervisor needs an updated mission. Councilman Garrett Dennis wants the Duval County Election Advisory Panel to shift its focus to voter experience.

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

The Florida Department of Transportation is expanding its Road Ranger program to Interstate 95 in Nassau County.

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Adjective & Company Branding and Advertising Agency in Jacksonville Beach has been recognized as one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 50 Best Places to Work in the U.S. for the second year in a row.

St. Johns County Crash Kills 4 On Florida 206 Near Elkton

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A head-on crash Wednesday in St. Johns County killed all four people in both vehicles on Florida 206 two miles east of County Road 207, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

WJXT & JU Will Host, Televise Florida Gubernatorial Debate, Town Hall

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WJXT Channel 4 and the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute announced plans Tuesday to hold a televised debate and town hall in August leading up to the Florida gubernatorial primary.

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The widening of Kernan Boulevard got underway Wednesday morning with a groundbreaking ceremony.

Melissa Ross

This month, First Coast Connect host Melissa Ross traveled to Rhode Island for a fellowship for journalists to learn about the science of climate change. 

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A Civil Rights history task force is meeting right now to finalize the Civil Rights timeline and subcommittee recommendations in Jacksonville.

Florida House of Representatives

In the first major development of qualifying week, state Rep. Jay Fant, R-Jacksonville, announced Tuesday that he is dropping out of the race for attorney general and will apply to become Florida’s top financial regulator.

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Sean Shaw is a Democrat and state representative from the Tampa area. He’s also the son of Leander Shaw, the state’s first African-American Supreme Court justice.

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On June 19, the national anniversary celebrating of the end of slavery, Jacksonville City Council President Anna Lopez Brosche said she intends to file legislation setting up a strategy for the city to claim a piece of its painful history. In many southern cities, the celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation.

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