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The online retail giant Amazon is planning to open a second North American headquarters and Mayor Lenny Curry wants it to be in Jacksonville.

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In a show of governmental unity Thursday, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, Sheriff Mike Williams, Fire Chief Kurtis Wilson and State Attorney Melissa Nelson had a wide-ranging discussion on public safety and the city’s newest budget.

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The Jacksonville City Council has authorized 100 new police officers to be added to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

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Despite Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s door-to-door evacuation warnings before Hurricane Irma, the manager of an Arlington mobile home community says most of the residents there didn’t evacuate.

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Many areas along the First Coast are still underwater after Hurricane Irma and residents who live in places where flooding has receded are just starting to get an idea of what they’ve lost.

On Saturday,  Jacksonville-based National Weather Service meteorologist Angie Enyedi said although Hurricane Irma has shifted west, people in Northeast Florida should remember the storm is hundreds of miles in diameter.

Here's a list of all mandatory evacuations, along with up-to-date storm shelter locations. 

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Saturday morning he doesn’t want residents to become complacent as they see Hurricane Irma’s shift to the west. Northeast Florida is under a hurricane warning and can expect to see effects from Irma’s outer bands as soon as midday Sunday.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry spent some of Friday morning going door to door at an Arlington mobile home community. His message to residents: Get out of town or go to a shelter.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott has activated another 3,000 National Guard members to help with shelter operations and evacuations as Hurricane Irma barrels toward Florida.

Scott was in Jacksonville Thursday meeting with city officials about storm prep.    

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said although it’s too early to tell how Category 5 Hurricane Irma could affect Northeast Florida, residents need to prepare for a potential direct hit.

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A Jacksonville City Council member is pushing back against one of Mayor Lenny Curry’s budget priorities, saying he may even vote against the entire budget.

Councilman Danny Becton is taking issue with spending $8.4 million on Jacksonville's historically black college, Edward Waters.

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A day after Jacksonville’s City Council President called for removing Confederate monuments, Mayor Lenny Curry said white supremacists are already talking about protesting.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry Wednesday announced his plan to consolidate the city’s two major child-welfare programs and focus on those most in need.

Curry, a former Florida Republican Party chairman and self-described fiscal conservative, said a decade ago he changed some of his views on government intervention after meeting a 93-year-old Lakeland woman who was caring for six children.


Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is working with City Council President Anna Brosche to expand the city’s after-school program, he announced Monday.

Under the plan, nine more sites will offer after-school services to 740 more children.

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Jacksonville Finance Committee Chairman Garrett Dennis is asking city agencies to report on staff demographics as part of their budget presentations next month.