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Charlie McGee covers poverty and the safety net for The Tributary. He’s also a Report for America corps member with The GroundTruth Project, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of journalists in the U.S. and worldwide. McGee may be reached at charlie.mcgee@jaxtrib.org. Follow him on Twitter @bycharliemcgee.
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A driver hands money to a man panhandling at University Boulevard at Beach Boulevard. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
May 22, 2024

Panhandling law remains in effect — at least for now

A federal judge decided against a preliminary injunction that would have temporarily halted Jacksonville’s panhandling ban.…

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May 20, 2024

Court considers Jacksonville’s panhandling ban

The publisher of a newspaper benefiting the homeless says the law violates free speech rights.…

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Temisha Hill, president of Unified Community Investors, gives her opinion on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, about a planned resolution to condemn historic redlining. She described deeper problems she says permeate her community due to generational housing discrimination. | The Tributary
February 28, 2024

City Council resolution would decry housing discrimination

City Councilman Jimmy Peluso is crafting a resolution that would denounce redlining practices that have existed in the city for…

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The Duval County Courthouse. | Jacksonville Daily Record
February 12, 2024

Former Jacksonville teacher could lose license over Black Lives Matter flag

Amy Donofrio displayed a Black Lives Matter flag at Riverside High School and anti-Confederacy face masks.…

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UF Health Jacksonville | Nichole Manna, The Tributary
January 12, 2024

Costs overwhelm UF Health in care for poor and inmates

Northeast Florida’s largest hospital and central caregiver for the needy is in dire straits — without a dedicated source of…

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The Bryan Simpson U.S. Courthouse in Jacksonville. | The Tributary
November 8, 2023

Judge accepts settlement in Jacksonville redlining case

The U.S. Justice Department claimed that Ameris Bank discriminated against Black and Hispanic home seekers in Jacksonville.…

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U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland came to Jacksonville in October to announce a settlement with Ameris Bank over redlining. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
November 2, 2023

Judge pauses deal in Jacksonville redlining case

U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard rejected a settlement between the U.S. Justice Department and Ameris Bank.…

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September 12, 2023

Lawsuit: Faulty algorithms stop Jacksonville renters from finding homes

In a federal lawsuit, Jacksonville residents make the novel legal argument that algorithms have fueled civil rights violations, slanting the…