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News affecting Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns or Clay counties.

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Elite Airways has announced it is postponing the start of twice weekly service between Rochester (Minn.) International Airport (RST) and Northeast Florida Regional Airport (UST) in St. Augustine as well as Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

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Update 4:03 p.m.: This story has been updated to include comments from Airbnb Florida.

Like the protracted legal and legislative battle over supervising ride-hailing smartphone apps like Uber and Lyft, the Jacksonville City Council is again finding itself in the middle of a regulatory Catch-22 that is costing it tax revenue.

Ryan Ketterman / For Visit Jacksonville

You won’t need a TV this year to watch Jacksonville Jaguars preseason games.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars unveiled the NFL’s first in-stadium dog park on Monday, which officials say will help raise tens of thousands of dollars for the Jacksonville Humane Society.

NFL

Former Raines High School star Brian Dawkins was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, over the weekend.

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Ultimate Fighting champion Ronda Rousey will be taping a live show for the WWE Monday evening in Jacksonville.

2 More Duval Schools Get Food Pantries

Aug 6, 2018
News4Jax

Feeding Northeast Florida will open new food pantries at two Duval County schools to help feed children who would otherwise go without.

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A Jacksonville City Council committee on Monday approved a bill addressing where medical marijuana dispensaries can set up shop.

Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance Faces Renewed Court Challenge

Aug 6, 2018

More than a year after it became law, Jacksonville’s Human Rights Ordinance is being challenged in the 1st District Court of Appeals, which is being asked to reverse the dismissal of a similar action filed in the 4th Judicial Circuit shortly after the ordinance was enacted.

Florida Supreme Court Blocks Northeast Florida Judge Appointment

Aug 6, 2018

A divided Florida Supreme Court on Friday at least temporarily blocked Gov. Rick Scott from following through on the appointment of a Jacksonville-area circuit judge.

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Plans to widen County Road 210 are in the design phase with construction expected to get underway either next year or in 2021.

Iguana Investments via the Jacksonville Jaguars

The town’s been abuzz over plans unveiled this week by Shad Khan’s company, Iguana Investments. 

Downtown Jacksonville's Live Bakery Closes Its Doors

Aug 3, 2018
Jacksonville Daily Record

A little more than three months after opening, Maria Ferra’s “Live Bakery” in Downtown Jacksonville has closed. The door is locked and the sign has been removed. 

Via News Service of Florida

Attorneys for the state moved quickly Thursday to appeal a circuit judge’s ruling that would block a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at banning greyhound racing in Florida.

The Florida Senate

Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville is making a renewed attempt to pass a bill that would require the state to pay $1.75 million to the estate of a woman who was critically injured and later died after a Florida Highway Patrol officer used a stun gun on her.

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