Raymon Troncoso
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December 8, 2022

Jacksonville city shelter stops taking dogs after virus case

Jacksonville’s city-run shelter is refusing most new dogs for at least two weeks after pneumovirus was detected. While just one dog has tested positive so far, another has shown mild symptoms, leading the shelter to place 130 exposed dogs under quarantine while they monitor for more cases. Pneumovirus is a contagious respiratory virus that causes symptoms like coughing, sneezing and

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December 5, 2022

Duval among bottom Florida counties for kindergarten vaccinations, worst for 7th grade

Last school year marked a more than 10-year low for Florida’s kindergarten and seventh-grade students completing all doses of required immunizations, according to a recent report from the state Department of Health. About 91.7% of kindergarten students in public and private schools statewide completed the immunizations required to enter school during the 2021-2022 year, the September report showed. That rate

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December 1, 2022

Dish Network feud leaves Jax without World Cup, NFL and NCAA games

Cox Media affiliates are no longer showing up on Dish Network while the two media conglomerates settle a contract dispute. In Jacksonville, that leaves Dish satellite customers without their local Fox channel, which airs a packed lineup of exclusive World Cup, NCAA and NFL coverage this weekend. The contract between Cox and Dish expired Monday, with nine Cox owned stations

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November 29, 2022

Veterans can get free advice to start small businesses

An event Friday will help veterans and their families start and build small businesses. Seventy spots remain open for Jacksonville’s Vetrepreneur Summit, a collaboration of the city, Florida State College at Jacksonville and the University of North Florida. The one-day summit will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at FSCJ’s Kent Campus at 3939 Roosevelt Blvd. Panels of experts

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November 28, 2022

Jacksonville gets more help for rent and utilities

Jacksonville is getting an additional $3.3 million from the federal government to help people pay for rent and utilities, on top of the nearly $63 million the city already disbursed. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program is for Duval households that are unable to pay rent or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, covering up to 12 months prior to entering

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November 22, 2022

Sheriff T.K. Waters sets new agenda for JSO

Jacksonville Sheriff TK Waters debuted his new leadership team on Tuesday, while promising big changes to how the department manages crime — changes that stretch beyond the seven months left in his current term as sheriff. At the same time, Waters dismissed allegations that the extensive shakeup at the top of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was a case of political

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November 22, 2022

Here’s where Jacksonville’s mayoral candidates stand on key issues

In a crowded debate that featured heavy time constraints, mayoral hopefuls met Monday at the Rotary Club to explain their positions on education, crime, business development and the environment. Nine candidates are vying to be Jacksonville’s next mayor, but only seven were on stage: former state Sen. Audrey Gibson (D), council members Leanna Cumber (R) and Al Ferraro (R), Theresa

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November 17, 2022

Strikes shut down two local Starbucks as part of national protest

Union strikes shut down two Jacksonville Starbucks on Thursday as part of a national protest against management. Nearly 2,000 workers across 112 stores formed picket lines on Red Cup Day, a promotional event featuring holiday-theme reusable cups that serves as one of the chain’s busiest days each year. In Jacksonville, fewer than two dozen picketing workers shut down the San

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November 16, 2022

Veterans survey identifies critical needs, but it didn’t reach everyone

A critical needs assessment for First Coast veterans has released its findings, but the data was limited by a lack of response from veterans in underserved communities. The anonymous 2022 Northeast Florida Veterans and Family Needs Assessment, now available online, targeted veterans, active service members, family members or caregivers of veterans from Aug. 10 through Sep. 25. Dental and other

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November 14, 2022

Take the kids to the zoo or museum — for free

There are two two weeks left in Kids Free November, a Visit Jacksonville initiative to encourage families to check out the city’s top attractions by making tickets for children free, as long as the kids are accompanied by a paying adult. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens will let five children 12 and under get in for free with one paying

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