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A Jacksonville state lawmaker is pushing to expand a program that helps patients without traditional health insurance directly pay healthcare providers.  

 

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The four Jacksonville mayoral candidates whose names are on the ballot faced off in a televised debate Wednesday at Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute ahead of the March 19 elections.

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More than 200 mostly African-American residents packed a church in Northwest Jacksonville Monday evening to hear from the three mayoral hopefuls vying to unseat Mayor Lenny Curry.

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A $10 million funding request by UF Health Jacksonville to help renovate its trauma center and emergency room is getting support from state lawmakers.

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As Jacksonville grapples with the recent uptick in its murder rate, city officials are considering hiring a Chicago-based nonprofit that promises solutions.

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A new Florida advocacy group is pushing for more school choice, as well as term limits for school board members and charter school independence.

The School Choice Movement, which launched in Tallahassee Wednesday, is led by three former school board members, including Jacksonville’s Scott Shine.

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Even though the rate of new HIV diagnoses is declining nationwide, Jacksonville’s is on the rise. And African-Americans are most likely to be infected.

In particular, black women in Northeast Florida are almost 7.3 times more likely to contract HIV than white women, according to the Florida Department of Health.    

But one Jacksonville advocate is on a mission to close that gap — starting with young girls.  

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  The six-part docu-series Surviving R. Kelly has stirred widespread debate about the allegations of sexual abuse and pedophilia against singer R. Kelly.

 

But long before Lifetime’s exhaustive profile aired, a Jacksonville-based DJ stopped playing the acclaimed R&B singer’s hits all together.

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Proposed legislation aimed at changing Jacksonville’s building codes to increase parking is running up against opposition, despite getting unanimous support in one of the City Council committees in November.

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A new report shows medical marijuana use in Florida is steadily rising.

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Jacksonville City Councilwoman Anna Brosche has yet to launch a mayoral run, but incumbent Lenny Curry is already going on the offensive with negative TV political ads against her.  

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  Jacksonville resident Kent Stermon is leading Florida Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis’ advisory committee on public safety.  

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Governor-elect Ron DeSantis’ transition committees are meeting this week in Tallahassee to help the Republican iron out his policy agenda in advance of his January 8 inauguration.

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The North Florida Land Trust Friday handed over ownership of a Spanish-American War Fort in Jacksonville to the National Park Service.

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Starting this week, Duval County will allow Florida residents to apply for or renew a concealed weapon license at the tax collector’s office in downtown Jacksonville.

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