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Hargray Expands To Jacksonville, ‘Lighting Up’ City’s Dark Fiber With High-Speed Services

South Carolina-based Hargray, which bought Dark Fiber Systems in Jacksonville earlier this year, is expanding its fiber-based connectivity offerings in the River City, bringing more high-speed television, internet, and video conferencing service options to commercial businesses and some multi-family residential areas.

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Business Brief: City Fund Expected To Help Arlington Businesses Come Up To Code

Dec 13, 2019
Shopping center in Arlington with pawn shop in foreground
Jax Daily Record

Commercial property owners in Arlington are close to a deal with the city to reimburse all costs associated with compliance with recently adopted zoning rules.

Florida Municipal Power Agency

The Florida Municipal Power Agency, in partnership with 12 municipal utilities and Origis Energy, is adding 600,000 solar panels for a total of 1.5 million panels by 2023.

Vestcor Submits Design Plans For LaVilla Townhomes To Review Board

Dec 12, 2019
Group 4 Design, Inc. / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Vestcor Companies Inc. has submitted design plans for its 88-unit, for-sale townhome project in LaVilla to the Downtown Development Review Board and is asking for conceptual approval.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

WJCT offers congratulations to The Florida Times-Union's Sandy Strickland, who is celebrating 50 years of reporting in Jacksonville. 

Jacksonville City Council Approves $23 Million In Incentives For Eagle LNG Facility

Dec 11, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The City Council approved $23 million in taxpayer-backed incentives for a proposed $542 million liquefied natural gas export facility in North Jacksonville.

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State News

Georgia officials are cheering and Florida environmentalists are feeling depressed. A special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court is recommending the body reject Florida’s request to cap Georgia’s water use in a long-running fight over the Apalachicola-Flint-Chattahochee River system. It’s the second time Florida has gotten an unfavorable outcome.

Florida’s application has been approved for membership in a program that allows exchanging voter-related data with other states, an effort long-sought by county supervisors of elections, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday.

Nearly 700,000 uninsured Floridians are eligible for free health insurance through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace, according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Florida's Old Capitol Goes Blue After Pensacola Shooting

Dec 12, 2019
Gov. Ron DeSantis' Twitter page

Florida’s Old Capitol is going blue to support the Pensacola community after the fatal shooting last week at Naval Air Station Pensacola. 

Governor Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday Florida is officially partnering with ERIC or the Electronic Registration Information Center. It's a non-partisan organization that essentially creates a multi-state database.

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NPR News

For millions of Americans, time is running out to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's online marketplace healthcare.gov.

For those who will not receive health coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2020 through an employer or other programs like Medicaid, Medicare or the Children's Health Insurance Program — commonly referred to as CHIP — the deadline to purchase health insurance is Sunday, Dec. 15.

Last month, Democratic freshman Rep. Elaine Luria of Virginia took a giant, political risk.

The veteran Navy commander released a dramatic, 2-minute video declaring her support for the formal House impeachment inquiry.

The move expanded the Republican target on her back, as the GOP vies to take back the seat she flipped to Democrats last year.

Now, she has taken another risk, confirming she will vote yes to impeach President Trump next week.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom rejected a bankruptcy restructuring plan by the state's largest utility, saying it "falls woefully short" of safety standards mandated under state law.

The governor's criticisms come a week after Pacific Gas and Electric announced a multibillion-dollar settlement proposal to pay victims of several wildfires linked to the utility's faulty equipment.

As New Zealand divers carry out a high-risk recovery operation to recover the body of a person killed in Monday's volcanic eruption on White Island, police have announced that the official death toll has risen to 15.

Much is expected of Karakoram Highway, which curls through the tall mountain ranges of northern Pakistan, reaching western China. Both countries are renovating it, seeing its potential as a trade route. Pakistan also views it as a way to consolidate control over territories contested with India.

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