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Interim JEA CEO Aaron Zahn wants Jacksonville residents to think differently about their relationship with the municipal utility.

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A Jacksonville City Council committee voted Monday in favor of expanding and extending an opioid intervention pilot program called “Project Save Lives” that previously had been scheduled to end soon.

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UPDATED: The Duval School Board voted 6-1 in favor of  creating a new position called a School Safety Assistant. Board member Ashley Smith Juarez was the only "no" vote.

The board also unanimously passed a resolution against a plan the state Board of Education is expected to vote on this month.

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Organizations and community leaders gathered Friday for the ninth annual Urban Education Symposium at Friday Musicale in Riverside.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office honored the 61 local officers who have died in the line of duty since 1840 at a ceremony Thursday.

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About 20 Jacksonville students from Jean Ribault, Atlantic Coast, Mandarin, Sandalwood and Englewood high schools gathered in Ribault’s media center Wednesday to meet with state lawmakers about school safety.

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Duval County School Board member Scott Shine - who represents District 2, the Beaches area - sent out an emailed statement Wednesday explaining why he withdrew his candidacy for reelection.

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Edward Waters College is participating in a national pledge to provide debt-free schooling to 100 students.

The school announced Tuesday it is offering what’s called the College Promise, with the help of $356,000 in state funding.

But that appropriation will cover just one year of the program.

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Jacksonville sexual assault victims can soon go to a new location for forensic exams and other resources. It’s called the Sexual Assault Forensic Exam —  or “SAFE” center and Monday was its ribbon cutting.

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The board received 26 resumes of those interested in becoming Duval County’s next superintendent.

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Duval County School Board Member Scott Shine has withdrawn his candidacy for reelection. He has represented the Beaches area - known as District 2 - since 2014. The district now has no filed candidates.

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The Duval County School Board will get to see resumes Monday morning of those interested in being the district’s next superintendent.

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As the Duval County School Board works on a draft of next school year’s budget, it will have to find a way to cut $62 million from its current commitments.

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In his first press conference since becoming JEA’s interim CEO, Aaron Zahn recapitulated his immediate goals for the nation’s eighth largest municipal utility, and the short list doesn’t include continuing a debate about potential privatization. Yet Zahn wouldn’t say how long the privatization “pause” would last.

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A new state law requires districts to step up school safety and mental health. A provision in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act requires all Florida public schools to have a police officer on campus or a trained employee who carries a gun.

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