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Mayor Lenny Curry has appointed a longtime political strategist as his new Chief of Staff.


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Jacksonville is the fifth most politically conservative city in the U.S. That’s according to new research published in the American Political Science Review.

Researchers used data from close to 2,000 towns and cities to determine the country’s liberal and conservative hotspots.


First Coast News

WJCT Public Broadcasting is partnering with First Coast News and The Florida Times-Union to provide voters with a comprehensive look at the 2015 mayor's race. 

City of Jacksonville

Clay Yarborough, the new president of the Jacksonville City Council, was once a cameraman at WJCT.

Hospital uniforms, phone charging and Lenny Curry were among our top stories this week.

Street art, Michael Fortunato, and Harry Potter are in the headlines today.

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The city’s mayoral election is more than a year away, but the candidates are already off and running.

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You can expect to keep paying that six cents per  gallon gas tax in the city of Jacksonville for the next two decades.

Memorial Day, taxes, and Michael Dunn are in the headlines today.

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Talks are underway on how to reform Jacksonville’s Police and Fire Pension Fund in a way that both the city and first responders can agree on.

Gun violence, John Keene, and goblin sharks are in the headlines today.

Devon Rashad Spencer, Peter Rummell, and Kona Skate Park are in the headlines today.

A new candidate has entered the ring in the race to become mayor of Jacksonville.

Michelle Shirk, the wife of embattled Jacksonville area Public Defender Matt Shirk has filed for divorce, saying her marriage is “irretrievably broken.”

City of Jacksonville

Among the policy challenges faced by city legislators, perhaps the one most closely tied to the economic prosperity of Jacksonville is pension reform.

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