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Middleburg’s Wilkinson Junior High School and the community surrounding it will soon have more health and academic resources thanks to a new strategy announced Wednesday.

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A city council subcommittee is looking at ways to beef up security in Jacksonville’s public parks. It’s a branch of a larger committee that’s been meeting since August about a variety of issues surrounding the city’s parks.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is outlining next steps for school districts, following his signing this month of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety Act.

Orange Park Medical Center

Orange Park Medical Center is celebrating a new state law cementing its status as a trauma center. The law settles a long-fought battle over how many trauma centers are allowed to operate in Florida and where.

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Clay County Superintendent Addison Davis says he wants the community to understand what the district is doing to keep kids safe at school. He’s hosting a series of community meetings beginning Monday.

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A Navy wife says Naval Hospital Jacksonville left a portion of a needle in her spine when she gave birth there over a decade ago.

Ms. Wheelchair Florida

Being herself and advocating for others — that’s what this year’s Ms. Wheelchair Florida says her title elevates her to do.

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Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis said he wants to discourage violence on city properties by declaring them “Hit-Free zones.”

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Candidates for the top job at Jacksonville’s only historically black college will meet with students and faculty Wednesday.

Edward Waters College has named the two finalists to replace outgoing President Nat Glover.

Cathedral Arts Project

Florida arts organizations are saying they feel like losers in this year’s state budget process.

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Jacksonville City Council President Anna Lopez Brosche Friday discussed her recently frosty relationship with Mayor Lenny Curry at the First Coast Tiger Bay Club.

She said the city’s residents deserve a government that is both transparent and amicable.

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Duval County is joining other school districts around the state demanding Governor Rick Scott call lawmakers back to Tallahassee to retool the state’s K-12 education budget.

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The top three factors new teachers say would contribute to them deciding to quit their jobs in Duval County Public Schools are pay, school culture and lack of support. That’s on par with how teachers are feeling across the country, according to the Education Week Research Center.

Creative Commons

A trio of health clinics for cash-strapped seniors is opening in Jacksonville this summer.

The primary-care clinics are set to serve as many as 9,000 people.

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There’s some disagreement about whether Jacksonville should apply to be part of a newly-created U.S. Civil Rights Trail.

That was a sticking point Wednesday at the first meeting of a new committee created to inventory Jacksonville’s Civil Rights history.

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