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Tony Allegretti, who’s helmed the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville for the last four years, is stepping down to pursue a “significant opportunity” and “build on my family’s entrepreneurial endeavors.”

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

With state test scores out, Duval County students are hovering around the state average in many areas. The Florida Department of Education has released Florida Standards Assessment and End of Course Exam data for the 2017-18 school year.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

Suspended city council members Reggie Brown and Katrina Brown were in court again Thursday a couple of weeks after a 38-count federal fraud indictment against them was unsealed.

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With the state requiring the Duval County School district to reassign nearly 400 students before the fall, district officials provided an update on their efforts this week.

wildflower at preserve
Adam Arendell

An early proposal to swap state-owned conservation land at the Julington-Durbin Preserve for acreage 45 minutes to the north at Black Hammock Island is eliciting an early wave of criticism and it hasn’t even been officially submitted to state regulators.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Next school year the Duval County School District could employ double the current number of therapists. That’s part of its plan to strengthen mental health services for students under the state’s school safety bill passed after February’s Parkland shooting.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

The Duval County School Board heard from school police Chief Micheal Edwards Tuesday, who is heading up the hiring of 105 school safety assistants to patrol the district’s elementary schools.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

At least nine months out from Jacksonville’s next mayoral election, the JAX Chamber’s political arm is throwing its considerable weight behind Mayor Lenny Curry’s bid for reelection.

Ray Hollister / WJCT News

Jacksonville City Councilwoman Joyce Morgan wants business owners to receive more information about properties before they enter into leases. She’s introduced legislation to require it.

Jacksonville flooding
Robert Torbert

Hurricane Irma showed Jacksonville just how destructive the vicious combination of low-lying land, rising tides and a slow-moving monster storm could be. 

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News


Ryan Ketterman / Visit Jacksonville

The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization is in the embryonic stages of a downtown test model meant to showcase the power of collaborative data. 

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

As the deadline for a city report on civil rights history approaches its late June deadline, some civil rights history task force members are urging incoming Jacksonville City Council President Aaron Bowman to allow the body to continue its work.

Elisha Pospisil / Flickr

The City of Jacksonville has given away nearly $525,000 in permit refunds for homeowners making post-Hurricane Irma fixes. But there’s still time and money left for more refunds.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

The City of Jacksonville could soon acquire 6.72 acres of Mayport waterfront property with the goal of attracting private developers to transform the area into a mixed-use development.

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