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Regions Bank has been expanding its presence in Jacksonville over the past year, and now it’s taking another step forward.

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More money for infrastructure and for programs to help at-risk young people are among the changes in the newest Jacksonville city budget.  The 19-member City Council passed the new spending plan Monday night.

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

Good art can challenge our perceptions about the world.

A new exhibit at Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Art does that in very unsubtle ways—for one, it appears a wall of the museum has been knocked out and replaced with a railway tunnel.

MOCA’s new show it titled “Smoke and Mirrors.”

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Jacksonville’s utility company is in hot water after emails revealed possible violations of  state public-records law.

A Florida Times-Union investigation found JEA’s board may have used prepared statements to discuss decisions made ahead of public meetings.

The possible infraction is the latest issue straining JEA’s relationship with the mayor’s office.

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A new Jacksonville Library program allows teachers to check out as many as 100 books for up to six weeks with no late fees.

The educator card was initially offered to Duval public, private and charter school teachers.

But the library is now offering it to homeschooling parents after hearing complaints.


Jacksonville resident Jennifer Clary homeschools her two children.

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Wheaton College

Changes are in the works at the city’s baseball grounds thanks to the new owner of the Jacksonville Suns.

Thirty-five-year-old Ken Babby bought the minor league team back in March, but he had to wait until the end of the 2015 season to make any changes.

Business Brief: Riverside Transformation Picks Up Pace

Sep 21, 2015
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Big changes are coming to Jacksonville’s Five Points area. Among them, the antiques mall Fans & Stoves is being forced to relocate because a Miami developer bought its building.

Business analyst John Burr tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo, the quirky neighborhood began its commercial transformation more than a decade ago when a Publix supermarket opened next to Memorial Park—and today the rapid changes are making some long-time tenants nervous.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

Ten days after the anniversary of the Spanish landing at St. Augustine, the king and queen of Spain landed on the First Coast to celebrate.

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano’s visit marks 14 years since the last time Spanish royalty visited America’s oldest city.

Visit Jacksonville

The number of tourists coming to the First Coast is increasing, according to figures compiled by Visit Jacksonville.

More than 3 million visitors have stayed in the city overnight since the year began, which represents a 2.5 percent increase from last year.

GlobalJax Profiles: Radwan Chowdhury

Sep 18, 2015
The UDiON Foundation

More than 40 percent of people living in Bangladesh are below the international poverty line, according to UNICEF.

One First Coast resident, Radwan Chowdhury, originally from Bangladesh, has made it his life’s mission to stop poverty there.

He’s working on his mission through his nonprofit, the UDiON Foundation.

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A young Jacksonville businessman was singled out for recognition by Florida Governor Rick Scott Thursday.

Scott was in town to present 29-year-old Dane Gray, founder and president of Elite Parking Services of America, with the Young Entrepreneur Award. Scott says the award is bigger than a single individual, however.

Lindsey Kilbride


At the Doubletree Hilton Hotel on the Southbank of Jacksonville, more than 100 people were getting settled at round tables, Thursday.

It was day one of the action camp called: ZERO 2016, an intense two-day event aimed at ending veteran homelessness.


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Lisa King

The Jacksonville City Council will decide whether the city’s newly elected Planning Commission Chair Lisa King stays on the board at all.

As first reported by Florida Politics, Mayor Lenny Curry asked King and two other planning commissioners to resign this week, saying he wants people who better align with his business-friendly vision. But King wrote Curry back, saying she won’t quit the board.

Despite the mayor’s wishes, the Planning Commission appointed King Chair-Elect, Thursday.


University of North Florida

A building on the University of North Florida campus is getting high marks from voters in an American Institute of Architects poll.

UNF’s student-wellness complex is ranked this year’s seventh-best designed in Florida.

The 75,000-square-foot building is the only Jacksonville structure in the top 10, beating out the Duval County Courthouse for the honor.