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After hearing a litany of complaints from lawmakers, state health officials are moving forward with a contested contract to process medical-marijuana patient identification cards.

6-Year-Old Boy Hit By Car Driven By Grandmother Has died

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A 6-year-old child hospitalized Sunday after he was hit by a car driven by his grandmother has died.

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A group of more than 50 students, faculty members and community activists gathered at the University of North Florida Monday morning to protest suspended student Ken Parker’s actions.


The Florida Retail Federation is forecasting a holiday sales increase of three to three-and-a-half percent in the state, despite the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Irma. 

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If you would like to get some holiday shopping done on Black Friday but don’t have childcare, First Coast area YMCAs are offering to help.

Policy Matters: Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran

Nov 17, 2017

In this episode of Policy Matters host Rick Mullaney, Director of Jacksonville University's Public Policy Institute, talks with Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran.

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The University of North Florida is preparing for a potential rally Monday in support of suspended student Ken Parker, who has a history as a white supremacist. A counter-protest is also planned.

Jacksonville’s latest rooftop bar and restaurant is set to open Monday. The 450-seat River and Post restaurant is on the corner of Riverside Avenue and Post Street, overlooking the St. Johns River.

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A St. Augustine pastor is organizing a protest during the kickoff party for one of the city’s most attended annual events — Nights of Lights.

The AME Reverend Ron Rawls is voicing displeasure with a recent city decision to keep Confederate monuments in public spaces.

The choice of nights to protest the decision is no coincidence.

Ryan Ketterman / For Visit Jacksonville

The Jacksonville area added 15,600 new private-sector jobs in the last year, according to Gov. Rick Scott’s office.