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New York Times: Vehicle Emissions In Jacksonville Up 53% Since 1990

Despite the advances made in lowering vehicle emissions since 1990, the amount of pollution generated by vehicles in Jacksonville has gone up 53% over roughly the past three decades.

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Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan says his team is "doing just fine" after trading one of its best players.

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Jacksonville’s Charter Revision Commission will hold a public town hall Thursday, October 17, to ask what changes residents want in their city’s governance.

GuideWell Says It will Add 750 Jobs At Florida Blue Complex On Riverside

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GuideWell Inc., the parent company of Florida Blue, announced Wednesday it will add 750 new jobs at its Riverside Avenue office Downtown.

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Now that a federal judge has denied an injunction request, scores of internet cafes in Jacksonville must shut their doors. 

6 Injured Following 4 Jacksonville Shootings In 9 Hours

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A rash of bloodshed overnight in Jacksonville saw police called to four separate shootings that left six people hospitalized, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

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A Soviet-born South Florida businessman arrested last week on federal campaign-finance charges seemed just “like any other donor,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday.

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Florida lawmakers Monday dug into issues involving climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, phrases mostly kept under wraps by state Republican leaders before last year’s elections.

Building Improvements Eyed To Withstand Hurricanes

Oct 15, 2019
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Rooftop wooden decks may offer the perfect getaway space for homeowners, but they need to be built to better withstand hurricanes, members of a Senate panel were told Monday.

Florida Wildlife Officials Offer Exotic Pet Amnesty Program

Oct 15, 2019

Floridians with exotic animals, both legal and illegal, are being offered pet "amnesty," to turn in animals for which they can no longer care.

An effort to abolish the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, which successfully put seven constitutional amendments before voters in 2018, continued to move forward Monday in the Senate.

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National News

For NASA's New Suits, 'Mobility' Is The Watchword

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NASA has unveiled prototypes of its next-generation spacesuits to be worn inside the Orion spacecraft and on the surface of the moon when American astronauts return there as soon as 2024.

California To Unveil Earthquake Alert System Thursday

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Scientists cannot yet predict when the next deadly earthquake will strike, but emergency response authorities in California plan to unveil the first statewide quake warning system Thursday, which marks the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

The warnings will be issued in two ways: a cellphone app called MyShake and the more traditional wireless notification system that sends out Amber Alerts.

Scientists cannot yet predict when the next deadly earthquake will strike, but emergency response authorities in California plan to unveil the first statewide quake warning system Thursday, which marks the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

The warnings will be issued in two ways: a cellphone app called MyShake and the more traditional wireless notification system that sends out Amber Alerts.

For the second time in seven years, Chicago Public Schools teachers will be on strike starting Thursday, walking out of class, they say, in the name of better schools.

Gathered on the stage of the union hall on Wednesday, the Chicago Teachers Union said its delegates were in full support of moving forward with a strike. Delegates had already authorized the walkout and set a date so it would have taken a reversal to cancel the strike.

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Chicago teachers are walking. The Chicago Teachers Union will go on strike. Teachers will be on the picket lines outside schools tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, 300,000 students won't be in those schools. Joining me on the line is Sarah Karp of member station WBEZ.

And Sarah, what's the reason behind this strike?

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