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The Holon Mover is an autonomous electric vehicle with a top speed of 37 mph. It has seating for up to 15 passengers. | Benteler
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City considers $7.7 million for autonomous vehicle plant

New legislation would provide incentives for a manufacturing and assembly plant in Jacksonville.…

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The historic Laura Street Trio redevelopment includes apartments, a hotel and restaurant. | Jacksonville Daily Record
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27 historic buildings considered endangered

The Jacksonville History Center included the Laura Street Trio and many schools on its annual list of most endangered historic…

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A1A Ale Works at 1 King St. in St. Augustine. | Jacksonville Daily record
13 hours ago

A1A Ale Works is closing in St. Augustine

Sunday will be the last day of business for the restaurant in the historic downtown. Owners said their lease is…

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Tampa Electric's Big Bend power plant. | Luis Santana, Tampa Bay Times
14 hours ago

Florida begins to repeal renewable energy goals

A proposal from the state says the goals are “no longer necessary” as Florida deemphasizes greenhouse gas emissions in state…

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Up to 13 hurricanes predicted for 2024 season

The National Hurricane Center predicts 17 to 25 named storms this year, making the 2024 hurricane season one for the…

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Melanie Patz, CEO of the United Way of Northeast Florida, said more families are struggling, even with the pandemic ending. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
1 day ago

More than a third of local families struggle, study says

Even households above the poverty line are living paycheck to paycheck as costs rise faster than wages, according to the…

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Interim Superintendent Dana Kriznar talks to reporters before the start of the school year. | Claire Heddles, Jacksonville Today
1 day ago

Duval Schools responds to criticism from state education commissioner

Interim Superintendent Dana Kriznar said the district has made several changes to keep students safe, and more are on the…

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The Youth Exposure, Inc. board comprises serial entrepreneurs. From left are Nahshon Nicks, Starr Prescott, Aisha Norris and Rick Walker. | Submitted, Dwight Garth, Youth Exposure, Inc.
1 day ago

Youth entrepreneurship camp geared for Northwest Jax teens

Youth Exposure Inc. will hold an eight-week camp for children and teens between 10 and 19 years old.…

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Christopher Bernier, Duval County's new schools superintendent, speaks during a forum May 13, 2024, at EverBank Stadium. The balloons form the school district's logo. | Megan Mallicoat, Jacksonville Today
1 day ago

Christopher Bernier chosen as Duval Schools superintendent

The School Board said Bernier was the best choice to navigate Florida’s complex and sometimes politically charged education system.…

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The Duval County Public Schools Sales-Surtax Oversight Committee is supposed to monitor expenditures from the district's half-cent sales tax. | News4Jax
2 days ago

Chairman resigns from school tax oversight committee

Chair Donald Green suggested Duval Schools is blocking the committee from operating independently.…

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Shoppers can save on hurricane supplies during the 2-week sales tax holiday. | Daylina Miller, WUSF
2 days ago

Florida is kicking off another hurricane tax-free holiday

The tax holiday will run from June 1 to June 14. It is timed with the start of the six-month…

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2 days ago

Just in time for a sweltering weekend: A heat risk forecast

The National Weather Service is launching a new heat risk forecast to warn people of potentially long durations of dangerous…

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Stadium operating costs: Current vs. proposed

An analysis of current cost sharing on day-to-day stadium operations, versus those proposed under a new deal between the Jacksonville…

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Grunthal Park in the Grand Park neighborhood was renovated in 2023 to convert tennis courts into basketball courts with a playground space. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
2 days ago

Jax parks improving, but work remains, report says

A national nonprofit organization, the Trust for Public Land, ranked Jacksonville’s parks 69th of 100 cities nationwide — an improvement…

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This is the 3,300-square-foot "Dream Home" given away as part of an HGTV contest. | HGTV
2 days ago

HGTV’s ‘Dream Home’ sweepstakes has a winner

Maria Fratta, a schoolteacher in New York, won a new home in Anastasia Island, a Mercedes Benz and $100,000.…

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Brandon Patty, St. Johns County clerk of the circuit court and county comptroller. | St. Johns County clerk of the circuit court
2 days ago

St. Johns County court clerk deploys overseas

Brandon Patty, clerk of the circuit court and county comptroller, is shipping out to support U.S. Navy contingency operations in…

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Archie the southern white rhino lies anesthetized during surgery to remove a tooth on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. | Curtis Dvorak
2 days ago

Archie the rhino recovering at zoo after tooth removal

Animal care experts came from around the state came to help remove Archie’s abscessed tooth at the Jacksonville Zoo and…

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JEA Interim CEO Vickie Cavey. | JEA
2 days ago

JEA board approves $560,000 salary for interim CEO

The city reportedly is investigating whether Vickie Cavey’s hiring violated Florida’s Sunshine Law.…

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A driver hands money to a man panhandling at University Boulevard at Beach Boulevard. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
3 days ago

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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St. Johns County hopes to develop a campus-style museum of African American history, performing arts, cultural exhibits and more. | St. Johns County
3 days ago

Task force backs St. Johns for Black history museum

St. Johns County was picked over competing proposals from Central Florida and South Florida.…

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Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane in October 2018 near Mexico Beach. | Mike Braun, WGCU Public Media
3 days ago

Florida utilities grapple with unpredictable storms

The increased intensity and unpredictability of hurricanes is making storm preparation more difficult — and expensive.…

Featured image for “Duval superintendent candidate shocked previous district with resignation”
Christopher Bernier (far right) speaks with attendees of a meet-and-greet at EverBank Stadium in mid-May. | Megan Mallicoat, Jacksonville Today
May 21, 2024

Duval superintendent candidate shocked previous district with resignation

Questions remain about Christopher Bernier’s sudden departure from Lee County as he vies to be Duval superintendent.…

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Sun-Ray Cinema will close when its lease ends. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
May 21, 2024

New owners buy Five Points Theater; Sun-Ray to close

Union South Partners plans $2 million in renovations to the historic four-story building, but the new owners are not renewing…

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The Wells Fargo sign will come down from the top of the tower now called 1 Independent. | Jacksonville Daily Record
May 21, 2024

No more name in lights for Wells Fargo Center

The Wells Fargo sign Downtown will not be lighted again. The bank no longer carries signage rights to the building.…