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News affecting Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns or Clay counties.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

A new report card from The League of Women Voters In Florida ranks counties and cities on how accessible electric vehicle charging stations are.

A man biking on the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop trail.
St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop Alliance's Facebook Page

St. Johns County is hosting a public workshop Thursday on what’s called the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop, a 260-mile multi-use trail in the works.


Recent attention on JEA has centered on the nine companies bidding to buy the utility.

Duval School Board's Lawsuit Against City Involves Question Of Consolidation

Oct 22, 2019
Will Dickey / The Florida Times-Union

After months of back and forth between the Duval County School Board and the Jacksonville City Council over a potential half-cent sales tax, the dueling sides finally had their day in court Monday.

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Following the recommendations from a five-year study, Clay County is getting ready to make some improvements to CR 220 in Fleming Island.

PBS NewsHour

The latest public opinion poll by researchers at the University of North Florida finds Democratic and Republican voters pretty evenly split on the issue of impeaching President Donald Trump.

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With employees being thrown out of work as a result of the city's ordering the shutdown of internet cafes, an upcoming job fair aimed at helping them is quickly growing in size. 

Florida Increased Minimum Wage Issue On Verge Of Hitting Ballot Threshold

Oct 21, 2019
Left to right: US Rep. Matt Gaetz, John Morgan, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez.
Christian Simmons / WMFE

Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment that would gradually increase Florida’s minimum wage to $15 an hour are on the verge of submitting enough petition signatures to get on the November 2020 ballot.


A JetBlue jetliner made an emergency landing Monday afternoon at Jacksonville International Airport​​.

A Look Inside As Jacksonville's Adult Arcades Close

Oct 21, 2019

Time's up for adult arcades in Jacksonville.

JEA Continues To Plan For New Headquarters Despite Possible Sale

Oct 21, 2019
Ryan Companies US Inc. / Via Jacksonville Record

JEA’s Oct. 23 deadline to cancel its lease agreement with Ryan Companies US Inc. for a proposed Downtown headquarters is near, but a memo from Managing Director and CEO Aaron Zahn says the utility is continuing to plan for the project.

New Vegan Cafe And Bakery To Open In Downtown Jacksonville

Oct 21, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Initially planning to open in August, Downtown vegan cafe and bakery Grenville Kitchen is slated to open by the first week of November.

Homes being raised on Avenida Menendez in St. Augustine.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The American Flood Coalition is hosting its first Florida Mayors Summit in Washington, D.C., Monday and Tuesday, where 19 current mayors, representing more than 2.6 million Floridians, will hear from experts and talk to members of Congress about flooding and sea level rise.


A third lane is being added to the east beltway of Interstate-295 between State Road 9B and Butler Boulevard. 

Unemployment Trended Down In Jacksonville In September

Oct 18, 2019
Downtown Jacksonville
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Jacksonville’s jobless rate dropped to 3% in September, down from 3.6% in August, the state reported Friday.