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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is asking the owner of Jacksonville’s low-income housing complex Eureka Gardens to beef up security following a mass shooting Monday.

The current owner may have secured a buyer for the troubled complex.


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Republicans vying to replace outgoing Congressman Ander Crenshaw shared a stage at the Jacksonville Zoo Tuesday for a forum hosted by Northside business leaders.

They’re all running against what they call “big government.”

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For the first time in five years, Florida officials have approved borrowing $285 million to pay for school buildings.

Of that, the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine will receive $9 million this year.

But the pot of money the state is borrowing against is shrinking.


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Jacksonville’s share of the tourism market in Florida has grown every month for nearly three years.

And Tourism officials expect the growth to continue.


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Getting more people qualified for the workforce is the goal of a Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce program called Earn Up. Its efforts recently earned the Chamber a competitive national grant of $40,000 to expand its reach.

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