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August 15, 2022

City Council delays affordable housing bill as advocates push for action

As protesters and advocates pushed for immediate emergency action, City Council granted itself more time to debate one of the only bills currently on the docket meant to alleviate the city’s housing crisis. Tuesday night’s City Council meeting featured public comment fraught with frustration over rising rent prices and lack of workforce and affordable housing. Meanwhile, controversy surrounding the Keeping

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August 15, 2022

Inside one of Jacksonville’s improving schools

Math teacher Tiffany Scott contacted News4JAX excited to share the news that George Washington Carver Elementary School had increased its school grade from an F to a C at the end of the last school year. She was so proud of her students for their hard work prepping for the FSA tests she wanted to share the good news with

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August 15, 2022

Here’s what caused the flooding at new San Marco Publix

Publix Super Markets Inc. tried to tie down every detail of opening in East San Marco, but then the rain came. During a hard afternoon summer downpour, not uncommon in Jacksonville, the first-floor garage – Publix’s first in the area – was awash in water. The landlord hopes its a one-and-done. Read the rest of this story at Jacksonville Today

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August 15, 2022

JinkoSolar: ‘The most automated factory in Florida’

Mike Favo peered through plexiglass into a precision laser-cutter machine Aug. 3 on the factory floor at JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc.’s only United States production facility. The laser slices 158mm square solar cells in half. They are paper-thin and will be strung together and combined into one of the 1 million photovoltaic modules, which are solar panels, assembled and shipped from

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August 15, 2022

Starbucks on Southside will become drive-thru-only

The Starbucks Coffee shop at 9940 Southside Blvd. near the Bank of America office park is being renovated into drive-thru-only with no interior seating, according to a building permit in review by the city. Core States Group of Dallas is the architect for the estimated $150,000 project, a price that is subject to change until the permit is issued. Plans

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August 15, 2022

LGBTQ group blasts Duval Schools for removing rainbow posters

Some Duval Schools teachers say they spent their planning week peeling rainbow Safe Space stickers and posters that indicate LGBTQ allyship off their classroom windows, walls and doors ahead of students’ arrival Monday morning for their first day. Equality Florida — a statewide civil rights organization focused on the LGBTQ community — published a statement criticizing Duval County Public Schools

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August 11, 2022

East San Marco finally gets its Publix

Luke Whipple started the customer line at 4:45 a.m. Aug. 11 for the 7 a.m. opening of the East San Marco Publix store. “I want some Eggo waffles,” he said. More than that, he wanted to see the place. Read the rest of this story at Jacksonville Today partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.

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August 9, 2022

Old Holy Rosary church in Springfield restored in time for centennial

A timeworn 99-year-old Catholic church in Springfield is being renovated by members of a traditionalist Catholic group whose congregation has outgrown its small church a few miles away. Saving the old Holy Rosary Catholic Church is a victory for preservationists concerned about the disappearance of historically significant buildings across Jacksonville. And — once all the work is done —it will

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August 9, 2022

Judge weighs challenge to ‘Stop WOKE Act’

A federal judge on Monday questioned part of a new Florida law that restricts the way businesses can address race-related concepts in employee training, as he weighed a request to block the measure. The law (HB 7), passed during this year’s legislative session, was a top priority of Gov. Ron DeSantis, who dubbed it the “Stop Wrongs to Our Kids

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