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Nine of Jacksonville’s 19 council members discussed the potential JEA sale before a throng of utility employees Tuesday.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced in Jacksonville Tuesday that the state is funding $6 million to build a 1.5-mile road at Cecil Commerce Center on the Westside.

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A proposal to allow unused prescription drugs to be donated to low-income patients is advancing in the Florida Legislature. Florida already allows cancer drugs be donated.

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Student creativity and talent are being showcased this month in downtown Jacksonville as part of the Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards. 

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Getting boys into ballet will open doors for them beyond the arts — that’s the belief of one Jacksonville instructor who’s taking dance into middle school classrooms.


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An effort to restore voting rights for Florida felons has vocal advocates in Jacksonville. They’re celebrating after a federal judge Thursday ruled Florida’s ban on felons’ voting unconstitutional.

Bryant on video with 'Beyonce Girl' sticker
Madeline Bryant via Twitter

A Florida State University freshman from Jacksonville is enjoying a moment of viral internet fame after her quest for love on Snapchat was picked up by national and international media this week.

The digital romance is known the world over as the story of "Beyonce Girl” and “Beyonce Boy.”

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A national advocacy group Thursday filed suit in federal district court in Chicago, Illinois, alleging race-based housing discrimination against Deutsche Bank and two other companies.

The German-based bank has its second largest U.S. office in Jacksonville.


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Clay County is extending hours at its public libraries, starting Thursday, Feb. 1. It’s a restoration of services following cuts during the recession a few years back and a standardization across the whole system.

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Mid-year academic data show Duval County first-graders are lagging behind last year’s class in reading, while students taking biology are doing better by 18 percentage points. 

Arlington Country Day School Closure: State Records Show Lax Recordkeeping

Jan 30, 2018
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

The reason why a more than 60-year-old Jacksonville private school shut down over the weekend could be due, in part, to lax recordkeeping.

Former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown to run for Congress

Jan 30, 2018

Three years after losing re-election as mayor of JacksonvilleAlvin Brown is going to run for Congress against first-term U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, according to the Florida Times-Union.

Haight Street Rat in gallery
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Anonymous street artist Banksy’s Haight Street Rat will be on display in the Jax Makerspace Gallery at the Jacksonville Main Library from Feb. 14 – April 14.

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The Navy wants to make sure people aren’t alarmed when they hear automatic gun fire coming from its area bases over the next couple of weeks.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Friday announced the seizure of more than $1 million worth of cocaine and heroin in the city.

A multi-state drug investigation is ongoing, with 11 suspects arrested and three still at large.


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