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The owners and patrons of Jacksonville's food trucks have been speaking out this week following proposed city legislation some say would make operating the mobile eateries impossible.

Jacksonville's strategic location on the nation's coast could be a major draw to several sectors, from energy to shipping.

One of barhopping events and men's lifestyle website Thrillist's Miami-based writers posted this list of attractions they say make Jacksonville worth visiting.

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A bill being drafted for the Jacksonville City Council has food truck vendors concerned the legislation could put them out of businesses.

City of Jacksonville

Mayor Alvin Brown’s administration is pushing back against a new poll looking at where voters stand when it comes to the issue of pension reform.

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The Jacksonville Retirement Reform Task Force has recommended the city increase taxes to help offset the nearly $1.7 billion unfunded liability owed to the Police and Fire Pension Fund, and it wants to let voters decide what kind of tax hike they would prefer.

First Coast Success: Jim Winston

Feb 24, 2014
Karen Brune Mathis

James Horner Winston is a Jacksonville civic and business leader who serves as the heart of companies and causes, including the Winston Family YMCA under development in Riverside.

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A new University of North Florida poll is giving local officials an idea of how Jacksonville feels about everything from pension reform to an updating the city's human rights ordinance.

Marian Anderson String Quartet

For 25 years now, the Marian Anderson String Quartet has been bringing a unique brand of African-American history and spirit to stages across the country.

Dignity Memorial

No longer wanting their lives remembered with doom and gloom, Baby Boomers are driving an interesting trend–the changing face of funerals.

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He's not even out of middle school yet, but Ponte Vedra student Jake Marcionette is already a New York Times bestselling author.

One Spark

It’s not your granddad’s classroom. And it probably isn’t the kind of classroom you grew up in either.

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It’s a signature event on the First Coast calendar.

The seventh annual 26.2 Run With Donna Marathon will bring big crowds from across Florida and around the world to the Beaches this weekend.

Conceived by former First Coast News anchor and three-time breast cancer survivor Donna Deegan, the marathon is a major fundraiser for the research, funding and treatment of breast cancer.

"It has helped enormously as we research the genetic components to cancer," said Dr. Edith Perez, oncologist with the Mayo Clinic.

Perez says she'll be running right alongside Deegan.

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It’s an idea many of us think about, but our thoughts rarely translate into action.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

The nation is still talking about Saturday’s very closely watched verdict in the murder trial of Michael Dunn.

Jordan Davis, George Zimmerman, and nightclub shootings are in the headlines today.

Cole Gordon / WJCT

Next Valentine’s Day will have new meaning for several Jacksonville couples who got married this afternoon at the Duval County Courthouse.

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As the Winter Olympics continue in Sochi, the next generation of Olympic hopefuls continue to train around the world, including here in Jacksonville.

Rhema Thompson / WJCT

On a cold February evening, eighty eighth-graders made their way down the gym of James Weldon Johnson Middle School in a well-dressed procession.

One Spark

A big deadline is coming up for those interested in being part of the second edition of the world’s first crowdfunding festival.

Patrick Donges / WJCT

Since taking the position in 2012, Jacksonville University President Tim Cost has been at the helm of some big changes at the 80-year-old institution.

The Haskell Company

As the city's Retirement Reform Task Force looks at options for reducing Jacksonville's $1.7 billion unfunded pension liability, one business leader is giving his take.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

While the rest of the country looks to famed groundhog Punxsutawney Phil this Sunday, the First Coast will be keeping a weather eye (so to speak) on Penelope, the hedgehog.

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Some potentially scandalous red light traffic cameras in Jacksonville were in the news this week.

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The city of Jacksonville and local event promoters have worked out a deal for how to monitor noise at Metropolitan Park.

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For 47 years, Bishop Rudolph McKissick Sr. was at the pulpit every Sunday at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church in Jacksonville. This month he preached his last sermon as lead pastor.

James Croft / City of Jacksonville

The city of Jacksonville has been awarded a nearly $6 million federal grant to hire 67 positions in the Fire and Rescue Department over the next two years.

Jacksonville has seen improvements in crime rates, high school graduation rates and the economy, but the percentage of children living in poverty continues to increase and the suicide rate is the highest in decades.

Melissa Ross / WJCT

The mysterious artist who’s been tagging utility boxes and other spots around town with gorgeous art in the style of the late Keith Haring is speaking out.

Mayor Alvin Brown, marriage equality, and JEA are in the headlines today.

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