First Read: Closing Out A Stormy Chapter For The Florida Standards Assessment
An investigation into a cyberattack launched earlier this year against Florida's computer-testing platform for public schools has ended with no suspects and no apparent motive. The Jacksonville City Council will decide whether the city’s newly elected Planning Commission Chair Lisa King stays on the board at all. A building on the University of North Florida campus is getting high marks from voters in an American Institute of Architects poll.
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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said 29,000 IP addresses were used in the cyberattack. "While some of the IP addresses used in this attack were based in the United States, most were believed to be in foreign countries," the agency said. "FDLE did not identify a suspect or a motive for the DDoS attacks."
Mayor Lenny Curry asked King and two other planning commissioners to resign this week, saying he wants people who better align with his business-friendly vision. But King wrote Curry back, saying she won’t quit the board. The City Council must vote whether Curry can remove her.
A young Jacksonville businessman was singled out for recognition by Florida Governor Rick Scott Thursday. Scott was in town to present 29-year old Dane Gray, founder and president of Elite Parking Services of America, with the Young Entrepreneur Award. Scott says the award is bigger than a single individual, however.
UNF’s student-wellness complex is ranked this year’s seventh-best designed in Florida. The 75,000 square foot building is the only Jacksonville structure in the top 10, beating out the Duval County County Courthouse for the honor.
Two Democratic Florida lawmakers are announcing a new push to increase Florida’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Florida’s current minimum wage stands at $8.05 an hour, equaling just over $15,000 a year. This issue strikes a chord with some lawmakers and protesters.
Korean scientists found that antibacterial soap with the active ingredient triclosan was "no more effective than plain soap at reducing bacterial contamination when used under 'real-life' conditions," according to a study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy this week.