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Jacksonville City Hall
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The Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee wants the full council to withdraw legislation to put a half-cent sales tax referendum before the voters. 

The Sheltering Tree in Bunnell.
The Sheltering Tree

The Bunnell City Commission voted unanimously Monday night to uphold a decision to shut down Flagler County’s only cold-weather homeless shelter.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Gandai, a Western lowland gorilla born at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in September, has been paired with a surrogate mother after her biological mother avoided caring for her this week.

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Some hospice and palliative doctors are seeking a drug database exemption for terminally ill patients.

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Several dozen people who served prison sentences congregated at the Duval County Supervisors of Election downtown Tuesday morning to register to vote.

National Park Service

Florida’s National Parks are being affected by the partial government shutdown. 

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  The Duval County Public School District is set to roll out a state-mandated policy to identify troubled students before they become a safety threat.

Downtown Vision

There’s a 100 percent chance of snow Wednesday evening in downtown Jacksonville’s Hemming Park.


  Elizabeth Andersen, a former teacher turned therapist, was elected to the school board for Duval County’s 2nd District on Tuesday. She beat Nick Howland to replace Scott Shine who did not seek re-election after his first term. Andersen will be representing the Beaches.


With Gordon expected to become a hurricane and headed to the U.S. Gulf Coast, analysts are keeping a close eye on the nation’s oil refineries.

Exterior of Jacksonville City Hall.
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The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville is asking the city to increase its investment in arts and culture by more than $1 million. 

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Early voting is officially underway in Duval County in this month’s primary elections, and voter turnout is expected to be on the rise.

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As Jacksonville officials grapple with how to preserve the city’s African-American history, council members are debating whether to protect one Northside neighborhood.

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The St. Johns Riverkeeper will hold its fourth and final town hall meeting Tuesday night in an effort to raise awareness of the river’s rising waters.

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Outgoing Edward Waters College President Nathaniel Glover is ending his eight-year tenure leading the historically black private college by celebrating campus upgrades and an expansion.