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Jacksonville's Population Growth, Wawa Rising & Jax Beer Week — Episode 5

Bonnie Zerr

Welcome to Redux, a weekly newsmagazine from WJCT.

This week, we look at the projected population growth in Northeast Florida and what happens when the infrastructure of a city is pushed to its limits. Also on the program, Wawa is coming, craft beer week on the First Coast and the latest on the drama surrounding Duval County Schools.

Learn more about WJCT's After Hours programming and Friday night's Thank You concert at Unity Plaza.

The podcast is hosted by Vince Kong.

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Report: Sprawl Threatens Northeast Florida's Natural Beauty, Farmland

Northeast Florida is projected to have the state’s second-largest population growth over the next 50 years, according to a new study. First Coast development is also expected to be among the most sprawling. But the study’s authors say that prediction doesn't have to come true.

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Wawa via Instagram

Wawa Convenience Stores To Enter Northeast Florida Market

If you’ve been to a Northeast Florida gas station convenience store lately, most likely it was large and well-lit, with lots of food and drink choices. Gate, RaceTrac and Daily’s are big players in the local market, and they’re about to get some stiff competition as Northeastern chain Wawa prepares to enter the Jacksonville area.

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Jacksonville Public Employee Union Spars With City Over Retroactive Pay Raises

A month after Jacksonville voters passed a sales-tax extension to cover $2.85 billion in pension costs, city-employee unions are negotiating the terms of closing pension plans to new members.

Digital Content Editor Vince Kong can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter @teamvincek