Randy Roguski

Randy comes to Jacksonville from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, where as metro editor, he led investigative coverage of the Parkland school shooting that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for public service. He has spent more than 35 years in reporting and editing positions in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Florida. 

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January 24, 2023

Electricity bills are on the way up, but not as much this time

A JEA rate increase this spring might be offset by a lower fuel cost — meaning bills shouldn’t rise as much as last year.

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January 18, 2023

Jacksonville may outlaw hate speech displays

A proposed law would ban anyone from projecting images onto someone else’s building — a response to several antisemitic displays in Jacksonville.

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January 17, 2023

Rents are inching downward in Jacksonville

The Jacksonville metro area was one of 14 nationwide where the price for a new lease declined in the past year.

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January 17, 2023

Here’s what’s going up at former Southgate Plaza

The Jack on Beach will be a 295-unit apartment community featuring resort-style amenities.

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January 6, 2023

Finally: Shade may be coming to TIAA Bank Field

The Jacksonville Jaguars have picked HOK Architects to redesign TIAA Bank Field, including the addition of shade for fans.

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January 3, 2023

St. Johns County rated best for children

St. Johns County does a better job of protecting children’s health and education than any other county in Florida, according to a new report from the Florida Policy Institute. The 2022 Florida Child Well-Being Index lists St. Johns County first overall, first in economic well-being, 11th in education, 41st in health and first for family and community. Overall, however, the

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December 13, 2022

Rents are actually starting to decline in Jacksonville

Relief may be coming for long-suffering renters in Jacksonville. Two new studies show that rent increases are slowing. The asking price for a new lease in Jacksonville actually declined in November, one study found. The price for new renters here fell 1.85% to $1,582 per month, the Redfin real estate company reported Tuesday. That was the 10th largest decline in

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December 12, 2022

Gas prices plunging as holiday travel arrives

As the busy holiday travel season begins, gas prices are now 11 cents lower than a year ago, and they could sink below $3 per gallon by Christmas. Prices in Florida have dropped for 31 straight days, for a total of 41 cents. The average price in Jacksonville was $3.13 on Monday — 13 cents lower than last week and

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November 21, 2022

Almost a third of home purchases fall through in Jacksonville

Home purchases in Jacksonville fell through last month at a higher rate than anywhere in the country, according to data released Monday. Almost 31% of purchase agreements in Jacksonville fell through in October, the Redfin real estate brokerage reported. It was the second straight month that Jacksonville led the country in that regard. Jacksonville also had one of the highest

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November 11, 2022

St. Johns County assesses extent of Nicole’s wrath

Tropical Storm Nicole pummeled the coastline in St. Johns County, but it will take time to figure how many homes remain unsafe, how much beach was lost and how badly the roads were damaged. Fixing it all will take even longer. Emergency management officials say they knew Nicole would cause destruction, but the results were worse than usual when coupled

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