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Duval Democrats’ Committee Recommends Removing Party Chair Henry

A grievance committee of the Duval County Democratic Party is recommending the party remove its chairman after an internal investigation found he violated local and state Democratic Party bylaws.

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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) announced Thursday that former Jacksonville Sheriff Nathaniel Glover will be inducted Saturday, May 15, into the Law Enforcement Officers’ Hall of Fame.

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Sulzbacher announced Thursday it will be usings its healthmobile, named Health and Hope on Wheels, to vaccinate underserved First Coast communities, including all area homeless shelters. 

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Many First Coast area businesses are struggling to keep pace with booming demand from newly vaccinated customers looking to get back into the swing of things after Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended all local COVID-19 emergency orders earlier this month.

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The Jacksonville City Council is considering amendments to the 6-cent gas tax increase proposal, which would be used to fund infrastructure projects across the city.

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Florida Coastal School of Law (Coastal Law) in Jacksonville has been dealt a major blow by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE)’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) office, which announced Thursday the law school’s application for reinstatement of student federal aid programs has been denied.

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Visit Florida Backs 'Life's Rewards' Video Series To Boost Tampa Bay

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Florida’s tourism-marketing agency is the co-producer of a streamed television show designed to attract people to the Tampa Bay region as part of COVID-19 economic recovery efforts.

Visit Florida has for nearly a year teamed with Visit St. Pete/Clearwater — with each putting up $275,000 — on an eight-episode show called “Life’s Rewards” that started streaming Monday on platforms including Amazon Prime, YouTube, GoUSA TV and Places.Travel.

Seagrasses provide shelter and food to a diverse community of animals, from small invertebrates to large fish, crabs, turtles, marine mammals and birds.

Provisional results released earlier this month by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) show that Tampa Bay now harbors 35,240 acres of seagrass. That's a vast improvement from the 1990's when a plan was established to boost recovery of this vital part of the ecosystem.

Florida State University’s Presidential Search Committee is advancing three finalists for the job and none are lobbyists, politicians or currently employed with the school.

Second Harvest of the Big Bend noticed food insecurity rise at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. And that rate has been sustaining itself ever since. The organization’s Shari Hubbard says before the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity was dropping in the panhandle.

"And then when the pandemic started, things got worse quickly, and food insecurity rate surged to 29%," Hubbard says.

Hubbard says that's a 50% increase. She says many of the people they are seeing are picking up food for the first time.

The shorelines in both Panama City Beach, Florida and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina are lined with high-rise condos and hotels, amusement parks and gift shops.

Soon the two tourist towns will manage stormwater in a similar way.

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With Roe v. Wade hanging by a thread, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider a major rollback of abortion rights.

It is the second time in weeks that the court's new conservative majority has signaled a willingness to reconsider long-established legal doctrine, this time on abortion, and just weeks ago, on guns.

"How many people do you think take care of our campus?"

A chorus of young voices shout guesses from the Sayre School's playground in Lexington, Ky.

"15? 50? 20?"

In his first months in office, Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock is sticking with the strategy that got him elected — and helped give Democrats the Senate majority.

At an early May stop at Blue Bird Corporation, a leader in electric school bus manufacturing in Fort Valley, Ga., Warnock insisted it is time for the federal government to invest in clean energy jobs and a "sustainable future" for the country.

On a recent Monday morning, Miami International Airport looked hectic with people rushing to their flights. You could hear baggage claim announcements, passengers frantically asking about the zone for their international flights and personnel directing them. But airport staff and some travelers were stepping away from the chaos to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Nearby, at a podium, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava spoke during a press conference about offering vaccines here to make it easy.

White and Black Americans have very different views of race in America and have had very different experiences when it comes to dealing with discrimination and trusting police, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll details.

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