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Jacksonville City Hall
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Jacksonville’s sea level rise task force has voted in favor of several more recommendations to submit to City Council before the temporary committee disbands later this month.

Jacksonville Gas Prices

Aug 12, 2019
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JEA's Downtown Jacksonville headquarters

Ahead of hearings that will set energy efficiency standards for Florida’s utilities over the next decade, environmentalists and consumer advocates are raising questions about utility companies’ proposed goals, which are considerably less ambitious than in years past. 

Visit Jacksonville

If you’re planning to head Downtown this weekend, you may be facing some detours or delays - depending on your route - as both the Main Street and Mathews bridges are undergoing maintenance work.

Abukar Adan / WJCT NEWS

The American Civil Liberties Union in Jacksonville Thursday led a discussion on its priorities heading into the next Florida legislative session, which are:  criminal justice, immigrant rights and voting rights. 

Flooding in downtown Jacksonville from Hurricane Irma.
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

After several months, Jacksonville’s sea level rise task force plans to wrap up its work by the end of August. 

Downtown Jacksonville
Ryan Ketterman / Visit Jacksonville

Gobally, June 2019 was the hottest June on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the World Meteorological Organization believes this past July may have been the hottest month on record


Duval County scholars are heading back to class Monday, and both parents and students will notice some changes on the first day back to school.


The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is expanding its service area beyond the River City once again with a third Clay Community Transportation Flex Route. The latest one will connect Keystone Heights with Gainesville in Alachua County.

Jacksonville Daily Record

A Jacksonville organic and natural grocery store chain will be closing its doors for good after more than 20 years.

View of Tampa's Sunshine Skyway Bridge as seen from Fort De Soto Park.
Ronnie Boone / Wikimedia Commons

The state’s Department of Environmental Protections Environmental Crimes Unit has arrested a Tampa man and business owner for littering and storing more than 50,000 pounds of untreated biomedical waste.

Surgeon General Declares Health Emergency; First Coast Logs 21 Hepatitis A Cases

Aug 2, 2019

After more than 2,000 cases of reported hepatitis A cases in Florida this year, state Surgeon General Scott Rivkees has declared a public health emergency.

City of Jacksonville / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s office has released the terms of a proposed deal between the city and Jacksonville I-C Parcel One Holding Company, LLC, a joint venture between Gecko Investments, LLC (an affiliate of the Jacksonville Jaguars) and The Cordish Companies.

A tree fell onto a home in Valdosta, Georgia, during Hurricane Hermine.
Michael Rivera / Wikimedia Commons

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has approved new rates for Citizens Property Insurance Corp. that will increase average rates for residential personal-lines policies by just under 4.7%, down from an earlier plan for an 8.2% hike. 

The St. Johns Riverkeeper, Lisa Rinaman (right), speaking with Donna Lerrin.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

The St. Johns Riverkeeper is lending support to a group of residents who oppose the rezoning of more than 5,300 acres of timberland on Jacksonville’s Southside to allow for future development.