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City officials are refuting some findings of a recently released study of cities across the nation that placed Jacksonville in last place for energy efficiency measures.

The American Council for An Energy-Efficient Economy’s “2013 City Energy Efficiency Scorecard” ranks 34 of the nation’s most populated cities on local policies and programs promoting energy efficiency.

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Mathews Bridge construction to continue: The State Department of Transportation says construction on the Mathews Bridge will continue until at least the start of 2014.