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JAXPORT

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has awarded JAXPORT an additional $35.3 million in funding for the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project. 

Bell: State Might Make Hemp Permits Available To Farmers By End Of 2019

Sep 17, 2019
Photo of Holly Bell
News Service of Florida

Florida farmers might not be held back from planting hemp next year even if the federal government has not signed off on long-awaited rule changes.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The Clay County Supervisor of Elections wants voters to know a mailer from the nonprofit Voter Participation Center (VCP) did not originate in his office.

JESSICA PALOMBO / WJCT NEWS

On Friday, September 20, hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S. — and the world — will take to the streets in Climate Strikes to demand that world leaders, our government, and the fossil fuel industry change course immediately to avoid a climate catastrophe. 

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The city issued a permit Monday for construction of the Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar at St. Johns Town Center.

UPS

Even before many people are thinking about Halloween, UPS is preparing for the holiday shopping season to come after that.

FDA Approves Mayo Clinic's Jacksonville Radiochemistry Facility

Sep 17, 2019
Mayo Clinic / Via Florida Times-Union

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Mayo Clinic's new positron emission tomography radiochemistry facility in Jacksonville, a groundbreaking addition that will help doctors detect patients' medical conditions such as cancer and heart disease in their early stages.

Cone through this weekend shows hurricane approaching East Coast of Florida.
Florida Storms

At 11 a.m., the center of Tropical Depression 10 in the Central Atlantic Ocean was moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph. A west-northwestward motion at a somewhat faster forward speed is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, the system will approach the northern Leeward Islands Thursday night or Friday.

Congressman Francis Rooney (R-Naples)
Congressman Francis Rooney's Facebook page

Republican Congressman Francis Rooney, who represents the Naples area in Florida’s 19th Congressional District, is gaining national attention for calling out climate change as a "crisis."

Federal Judge Sets Date For Florida-Georgia Water War Case

Sep 16, 2019
Ebyabe / Wikimedia Commons

After Florida attorneys asked for a change, a federal judge has rescheduled arguments for Nov. 7 in a long-running legal battle between Florida and Georgia about water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system.

Cyd Hoskinson

A handful of parents and guardians of Duval County public school children filed suit Monday to try and force the Jacksonville City Council to put a half-cent sales tax referendum before voters.

Ameris Bank / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Ameris Bank is rolling out its new logo, and as part of that transformation wants to put up new signs on the Southbank riverfront tower it anchors at 1301 Riverplace Blvd.

Bill Bortzfield/WJCT News

The fight over abortion rights is heating up around the country. And, as several states around the country are making it harder for women to obtain an abortion, more women are getting involved in the issue and being recruited to run for office.

Gov. Ron DeSantis' office

Governor Ron DeSantis announced initiatives in Jacksonville on Monday to offer more workforce training for the financial technology sector and to encourage those types of companies to start, relocate and expand to Florida.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Not all Jacksonville churches have been affected by the steady drop in church membership nationwide.

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