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After a few days of black activists demanding St. Augustine Mayor Nancy Shaver denounce and stop advertising with a blogger who sent a racist email to a subscriber, Shaver said she’s discontinued their professional relationship and condemned the “name calling.” 

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The number of motorcycles stolen in Jacksonville has more than doubled compared to what it was at the same time last year.

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The Clara White Mission nonprofit has been growing produce at its White Harvest Farm property on Moncrief Road for about four years.

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Duval residents will get nine new county judges this August Primary election, but constituents will only vote in two of the races because seven county court candidates are running unopposed.

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Next month, a group of 11 black community leaders will embark on an inaugural yearlong course designed to help build out the local network of people of color in nonprofits. The Leadership Accelerator course is funded with a $63,000 grant from JP Morgan Chase’s Nonprofit Capacity Building Program.

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Following the shootings of four transgender women in Jacksonville this year, LGBT advocates have criticized the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for identifying the victims as men and using their given names instead of chosen names. Three of the victims died.

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The Duval County School Board — minus one member —  has been strategizing against an education amendment set to appear on Floridians’ ballots this November.

JACKSONVILLE ZOO AND GARDENS

Over five years, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry wants $5 million spent annually on the city-owned Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, with the zoo’s providing an equal match.

UF Health Jacksonville

If the Jacksonville City Council gives the OK to Mayor Lenny Curry’s annual budget proposal, UF Health Jacksonville, which serves as a safety net for many uninsured and underinsured patients, could receive as much as $15 million in the coming fiscal year. Curry is also proposing for $120 million in local dollars to go fixing the hospital’s city-owned facilities over the next six years as a part of his capital improvement plan.

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Story updated on 7/24 

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry presented a $1.2 billion budget to City Council Monday.

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At Jacksonville City Hall Friday, it became official — the city’s Main Post Office in New Town is now known as the Rutledge Pearson Post Office.

Pearson was a civil rights era titan not only known for his own advocacy, but his mentoring of young activists who went on to participate in the city’s most pivotal protests.

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Springfield’s Main Street will soon have more trash cans, bicycle racks and maintenance stations for bikes and wheelchairs.

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Northeast Florida parents of autistic children and their therapists are calling on state health regulators to speed up Medicaid coverage approvals for a specific therapy.

Applied Behavioral Analysis is widely used to help autistic people control harmful behaviors and learn to communicate better.

But advocates said a recent state-contractor switch is making patients miss treatment.

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Seventy-nine girls and boys ages five-to-14 were seated around tables in a Westside community center awaiting the arrival of their state senator, Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville on Wednesday morning.

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Updated 7/18 at 2:15 p.m. 

Two weeks into his presidency, Aaron Bowman has established a “Historical Remembrance” committee and picked the seven Jacksonville City Council members who will serve on it.

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