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As President Barack Obama nears the end of his presidency, his Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell stopped in Jacksonville Tuesday to highlight his most consequential policy — the Affordable Care Act.

Burwell visited a hospital that was an early adopter of one ACA program meant to improve the quality of healthcare.

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Updated 5:30 p.m. July 29

Jacksonville has cracked down on nuisance animals.

A City Council bill passed Tuesday, making it easier for annoyed neighbors to report noisy animals.

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An angry Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry lashed out Monday against news media for reporting on the draft of a Sheriff’s Office task force report, which calls his pension tax plan “insufficient” to solve the city’s financial problems.

The report recommends a property tax hike in addition to Curry’s suggested sales tax extension.


A recent analysis ranks Jacksonville among the country’s top 30 cities for women to open a business. In this week’s “Business Brief,” analyst John Burr tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo what makes the city so attractive to female entrepreneurs.

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Duval County Public Schools is rethinking its approach to gifted education. 

According to Duval Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, most middle schoolers aren’t getting gifted instruction unless they go to a magnet for gifted children, and it’s been that way for a decade.