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Palatka's South Historic District.
Peter Jensen / The South Historic District Neighborhood Association

The St. Johns River Water Management District is funding a $1.5 million project in Palatka to improve the quality of stormwater discharges to the St. Johns River.

Estuary LLC's attorney, Paul Harden, speaks to residents at the Southeast Regional Library.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

A zoning workshop on Jacksonville’s Southside got heated Wednesday night as residents voiced their concerns over 5,300 acres of timberland that could be rezoned to allow for development.

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against VyStar Credit Union

Jul 18, 2019
Michael Rivera / Wikimedia Commons

A class-action lawsuit was filed July 11 in circuit court in Jacksonville against VyStar Credit Union alleging that VyStar is violating its account contract with members by routinely assessing multiple non-sufficient-funds fees on the same item.

An airman assigned to the 557th Expeditionary RED HORSE drinks water while working on a construction site.
Senior Airman Damon Kasberg / U.S. Air Force

In the days after Hurricane Irma tore up the center of Florida in September 2017, 14 residents at a South Florida nursing home died after the facility lost power to its air-conditioning system.

Peggy Greb / U.S. Department of Agriculture via Wikimedia Commons

The parent company of Jacksonville-based Florida Blue is asking for ideas on how to end hunger.

A red cockaded woodpecker.
North Florida Land Trust

The North Florida Land Trust says an endangered woodpecker recently found at Camp Blanding in Clay County proves that a big preservation project is working.

Solar Energy Organizations Group Picture
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

City officials, environmental activists and solar power advocates met in Neptune Beach’s solar-powered City Hall Thursday morning to launch an affordable solar power co-op program.

A new high tide forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls for ongoing sea rise to nearly double the number of days with sunny day flooding over just two decades ago.

The forecast, issued Wednesday for the entire U.S. coast, concludes that flooding from tides is likely to change from a sporadic problem to a chronic one.

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.

Flooding in Jacksonville during Hurricane Irma.
Robert Torbert

A new survey asks residents of Northeast Florida how they think the region should prepare for sea level rise and worsening floods.

Patrice Ross / Visit Jacksonville

As America celebates the 243rd anniversary of its independence, communities across the First Coast are marking the occasion and long holiday weekend with fireworks and festivities.

Flooding on Ken Knight Drive during Hurricane Irma in 2017.
Cherisse Lamb

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has announced it will be giving out almost $1.6 million in grant funding to help 24 coastal communities around the state prepare for sea level rise, including Jacksonville.

Florida is cracking down on texting while driving.
Intel Free Press / Wikimedia Commons

Police can now pull drivers over in Florida if they spot someone texting behind the wheel.

Congressman John Rutherford
Bruce Lipsky / Florida Times-Union

Northeast Florida Congressman John Rutherford has filed a bill to prevent drilling in federal waters off Florida over the next decade.

State Farm Insurance Companies has filed a notice with the state, stating it itends to close its Jacksonville Operations Center at 8001 Baymeadows Way.

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