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Florida Supreme Court exterior
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

More than 100 inmates condemned to death could face a major upheaval, as a revamped Florida Supreme Court ponders whether to undo a 2016 ruling that allowed nearly half of the state’s Death Row prisoners to have their death sentences revisited.

Photo courtesy of Visit Jacksonville

Jazz Fest After Dark will be returning as part of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival this weekend.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Nearly a year after a federal judge’s ruling allowed early-voting sites on college and university campuses, state elections officials and plaintiffs in the case remain locked in a legal battle.

Lauren's Kids

Some Florida lawmakers are speaking out against restrictive abortion bans in Alabama and other states. 

Jacksonville Jazz Festival

This year’s Jacksonville Jazz Festival poster pays tribute to the city’s legendary reputation as the “Harlem of the South” in LaVilla's heyday.

Business Brief: Vestcor Wants To Build 70 Townhomes In LaVilla

May 17, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

A Jacksonville-based developer hopes to continue its investment in the northwest Downtown neighborhood of LaVilla with plans to build 70 townhomes for sale.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Downtown’s historic Sweet Pete’s building at 400 N. Hogan St. is for sale.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

This week we learned not one but two Florida counties had their voting databases hacked, but we didn’t learn which two.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT

For Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable, our panel of journalists looked at some of the biggest stories of the week.

Florida's new Chief Science Officer Tom Frazer.
IFAS News / University of Florida

In a call with reporters from across the state on Friday, Florida Chief Science Officer Tom Frazer said he recognizes Florida’s ongoing struggle with harmful algal blooms and will make water quality issues his priority moving forward.

Florida Department of Transportation

Monday morning's commute along Interstate 295 between the Buckman Bridge and Interstate 95 could be significantly faster, but it will cost you.

Provided by Oceana.org

Opponents of President Donald Trump’s plan to expand offshore drilling will be coming together Saturday in Jacksonville Beach to protest. They’ll also be protesting seismic airgun testing off the Atlantic coast.

The Duval County Public Schools headquarters building is located on Jacksonville's Southbank.
LINDSEY KILBRIDE / WJCT NEWS

The Florida Education Association, the state’s largest teachers union, is predicting Florida’s newly passed private school voucher program will cost Duval County public schools nearly $72 million over five years.

Abukar Adan / WJCT-News

Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis is leading an effort to garner support for his bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.

Sen. Scott Weighs In On Florida Election Hacking As Questions Linger

May 16, 2019
News Service of Florida

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott and other members of Florida’s congressional delegation on Thursday backed Gov. Ron DeSantis’ statement that election records in two unidentified counties were hacked by Russians during the 2016 campaign. But questions continue to linger.

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