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The Clay County School Board may head to court to try and force a November special election on a sales tax to fund school improvements.

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Downtown Jacksonville’s Clara White Mission put out an emergency call to action funding appeal last week. It’s needed to avoid drastic service cuts. Jacksonville City Councilwoman Ju’Coby Pittman runs the organization, and joined us with more.

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The free ride on a portion of the First Coast Expressway comes to end Saturday.

Florida Department of Transportation

Motorists that use San Juan Avenue near Roosevelt Boulevard will be facing a detour starting on Wednesday, July 24.

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Vigils to end immigrant detention camps at the southern U.S. border will take place around the country this Friday night, including here on the First Coast.

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On the Fourth of July, a video broadcast by WJXT news partner News4Jax, showed a white JSO officer slamming a black suspect’s head into the pavement. 

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High school football is a big deal on the First Coast, and this year will bring the sport right into fans' living rooms.

3 Florida Ballot Proposals Dominate Signature Gathering

Jul 10, 2019
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With backers trying to get a series of high-profile constitutional amendments on the 2020 ballot, three proposals are dominating the critical process of collecting petition signatures.

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Florida’s law requiring pot operators to grow, process and distribute cannabis and related products created an “oligopoly” and runs afoul of a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana in the Sunshine State, an appellate court ruled Tuesday.

The Clay County Commission Tuesday rejected placing a half-cent sales tax for school funding on the ballot this year, according to WJCT-News partner The Florida Times Union.  

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State regulators have approved a plan by Duke Energy Florida to build three solar-power projects in Gilchrist, Highlands and Volusia counties.

Vestcor Looks At Developing Mixed-Use Project In Murray Hill

Jul 10, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

The Vestcor Companies proposes a mixed-use development in Murray Hill, the more than century-old redeveloping neighborhood west of Riverside and Five Points near Downtown.

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The owner of a Jacksonville Beach substance abuse treatment center pleaded guilty Tuesday to running a nearly $60 million money laundering operation involving laboratory testing services.

Clay County Board of County Commissioners

Two parking spots outside of the Clay County Administration Building are now exclusively for veterans.

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Starting this week and continuing through mid-November, St. Augustine drivers will see lane shifts and intermittent closures along West Castillo Avenue to allow for heavy equipment and machinery maneuvering due to construction at the site of the future San Marco Hotel.

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