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Donna Deegan announced her candidacy to run as a Democrat against incumbent Jacksonville area Congressman John Rutherford (R-FL4), Thursday morning on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross.

Eagle LNG Partners' Maxville facility west of downtown Jacksonville.
Eagle LNG Partners LLC

Tax incentives for a new natural gas export facility on Jacksonville’s Northside have cleared a legislative hurdle.

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Hector Cortes, from Puerto Rico, prepares heaving lines on Aug. 29, 2019, at Naval Station Mayport in preparation for Hurricane Dorian.
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard / U.S. Navy

Jacksonville’s Naval Station Mayport is among the many military bases that will have to deal with significantly hotter days, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Mayport has historically seen eight days a year with heat index values over 100 degrees. By 2050, that number is projected to jump to 74 days.

Morning Edition turns 40 on Tuesday. Over the years, NPR's morning newsmagazine program has covered seven presidents, two Persian Gulf wars, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and nine Star Wars movies.

But the show was almost canceled before it even started — and there were obstacles to just keeping it on the air.

"They did this pilot with the original staff, and it was awful," said Bob Edwards, who hosted Morning Edition from 1979 to 2004.

THE CORDISH COMPANIES / VIA JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Downtown Investment Authority CEO Lori Boyer disagrees with some of the comments made over the weekend in London by Jaguars owner Shad Khan.

An artist's rendering of the new FIS headquarters on Riverside Avenue.
via the Jacksonville Daily Record

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. is building a new headquarters in Jacksonville, which is expected to bring 500 new jobs to the area over the next decade, and the company’s CEO wants to make it the greenest building in Florida.

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

A group of scientists and academics from local universities and colleges have signed onto a letter asking Mayor Lenny Curry and the City Council to develop a plan for reducing fossil fuel emissions in Jacksonville and to start preparing the city for the impacts of climate change.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

JTA’s autonomous vehicle program for Jacksonville’s urban core is coming together, marking a new milestone on Thursday.

WJCT archives

In 1938 a live radio play directed and narrated by actor and filmmaker Orson Welles was so realistic that it scared some listeners into believing the world was being invaded by aliens from Mars.

Ian Sane / Wikimedia Commons

There are nearly three billion fewer birds in North America today as compared to 1970, according to Science News.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Waste Pro, the city of Jacksonville’s garbage vendor, is making some changes to its residential waste collection schedule, starting Monday, November 4.

DeSantis' Key Proposals Face Early Obstacles In Capitol

Oct 30, 2019

Ambitious proposals by Gov. Ron DeSantis to raise minimum teacher salaries and require employers to verify the lawful immigration status for workers collided Tuesday with early concerns from Florida’s lawmakers.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Publix Super Markets Inc. plans to close its Gateway Town Center on Dec. 28.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

An agreement has been reached to keep one of Jacksonville’s longest-running traditions going until at least 2023, with an option to extend the terms of the deal to 2025.

Tidal flooding in downtown St. Augustine on Granada St. near Flagler College.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

St. Augustine homeowners and other property owners in the city may qualify for 25% cheaper flood insurance premiums.

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