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Gov. DeSantis Proposes $91.4 Billion Florida Budget

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday proposed a $91.4 billion state budget for next year, touting plans to funnel more money to public-school teachers and continue “momentum” on environmental issues.

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Long before it became Jacksonville’s hub for trade shows and events, what is known today as the Prime Osborn III Convention Center was the largest rail terminal in the South.

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The renovation and rehabilitation of the former Independent Life building received conceptual approval Thursday from the Downtown Development Review Board.

DDRB Gives Final Okay To $22.5 Million Florida Blue Brooklyn Garage

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Architects for Florida Blue’s proposed $22.5 million parking garage in Brooklyn have satisfied its critics on the Downtown Development Review Board.

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JEA has sent out a letter to employees to say a previously planned employee profit-sharing incentives package has been indefinitely postponed. 

Jaguars President Mark Lamping Discusses Future Stadium Needs

Nov 15, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

A quarter century after taking the field, the Jacksonville Jaguars are pursuing economic goals and facing financial and brick-and-mortar hurdles.

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Trump To Hold 'Homecoming Rally' In South Florida

17 hours ago
Voice of America / Via Wikimedia Commons

Dubbing it a “homecoming rally,” President Donald Trump will hold a campaign event Nov. 26 at BB&T Center in Sunrise. 

They are iconic to Florida, but palm trees offer little shade to urban heat islands and capture very small amounts of carbon, a greenhouse gas contributing to global warming.

A mysterious neurological condition that impacts an animal's ability to control their hind legs has Florida wildlife officials stumped and left panther kittens orphaned.

The panther mother was the second confirmed case of the disorder, but footage from trail cameras suggests more of Florida's panthers may be impacted.

Republicans Back UF Student President Over Trump Jr. Visit

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Leaders of the Republican Party of Florida on Friday sent out a blast email to support University of Florida student body President Michael Murphy, who faces impeachment over his decision to bring Donald Trump Jr. to campus last month.

Police in Hallandale Beach want to gain access to a unique “witness” in a criminal investigation.

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A New Chapter For Sudan

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Sudan is in the midst of massive change. In September, a new 18-member cabinet took the official oath of office, a milestone for the historic joint civilian-military council. And now, as ousted former President Omar al-Bashir awaits trial for corruption, Sudan is beginning to rebuild itself. It just announced a nine-month economic rescue plan.

Two western hostages held for more than three years by Taliban forces in Afghanistan were freed today in southeastern Zabul province in exchange for three Taliban commanders held by the Kabul government, an Afghan official tells NPR's Diaa Hadid. The official requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the news media.

The Democratic presidential primary has taken a back seat to the impeachment inquiry over the past few months, so it's fitting that the fifth candidate debate will take place on the same day that the most anticipated impeachment witness, Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland, testifies before the House Intelligence Committee.

But a lot more than the path to impeachment has changed since the Democratic candidates last gathered on the debate stage.

The country is witnessing one of only a handful of times in its history that Congress has gone through with public hearings on whether to impeach a president. And yet, the overwhelming majority of Americans across parties say nothing they hear in the inquiry will change their minds on impeachment, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

House Democrats are set to kick off week two of their open impeachment hearings on Tuesday with witnesses who listened firsthand when President Trump spoke with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on July 25 — a key moment in the Ukraine affair.

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