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VIA NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

A political committee trying to put a proposal on the 2020 ballot to legalize recreational marijuana received nearly $1.1 million in October, with almost all of the money coming from two companies, according to a new finance report.

Jacksonville Armada

The Jacksonville Armada’s bid for a downtown soccer-specific stadium cleared one hurdle Tuesday, winning approval from the Mayor’s Budget Review Committee.

JOE REILLY / GRAHAM CAMPAIGN

Parrotheads will have to wait another year to see Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band perform in Jacksonville.

BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

The last time the Florida building code changed, it required any new construction along the coast to elevate buildings a whole foot. Just three years later, that doesn’t look like enough. There’s a call to go up yet another foot.

JESSICA PALOMBO / WJCT NEWS

District 7 City Councilman Reggie Gaffney said he expects Winn-Dixie to open in January in the Gateway Town Center space that Publix Super Markets Inc. will vacate Dec. 28.

Via Jacksonville Historical Society

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.

News4Jax

A series of landlord disputes in different neighborhoods across Jacksonville has communities across the region either up in arms, or at the very least, confused about what’s next.

JEA Files Lawsuit, Says It's Owed Nearly $5 Million For Puerto Rico Recovery Work

Nov 12, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Claiming it’s owed nearly $5 million for work performed in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria destroyed the island’s power grid, JEA filed a lawsuit against a company contracted by the island’s electric authority to restore the island’s infrastructure.

Schools Could Get Antidote To Opioid Overdoses

Nov 12, 2019
Mark Oniffrey / Wikimedia Commons

Medicine cabinets at Florida schools could get a new addition: an antidote for people who overdose on opioids such as heroin.

Jacksonville Daily Record

The city approved a permit Monday for Material Handling Systems Inc. to install an almost $30.7 million conveyor system at the United Parcel Service Inc. distribution center under development in South Jacksonville.

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Hector Cortes, from Puerto Rico, prepares heaving lines on Aug. 29, 2019, at Naval Station Mayport in preparation for Hurricane Dorian.
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard / U.S. Navy

Jacksonville’s Naval Station Mayport is among the many military bases that will have to deal with significantly hotter days, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Mayport has historically seen eight days a year with heat index values over 100 degrees. By 2050, that number is projected to jump to 74 days.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS / WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

It’s Veterans Day, an important day of remembrance to honor all those in this country who have served and sacrificed in the armed forces.

Rowe’s Decides Against Opening Supermarket In Publix Space At Gateway Town Center

Nov 11, 2019
exterior of Gateway Publix
Jacksonville Daily Record

Rowe’s IGA Supermarkets owner Rob Rowe said Sunday he will not take over the Publix space at Gateway Town Center.

DANIEL R. BLUME/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

A small Florida county jumped into the ongoing fight between President Trump and the media this week when its county commission's dissing of the New York Times made national headlines.

City of Jacksonville via Facebook

The City of Jacksonville is joining with four other Northeast Florida counties to try to safeguard military veterans against suicide.

Federal statistics show at least 20 veterans are killing themselves every day, which is what drove the creation of a program called Fire Watch.

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