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June 20, 2023

Vino Volo preparing permanent space at Jacksonville airport

The business, currently in a temporary bar area, will move after the security checkpoint in Concourse C is rebuilt.…

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Daryl Jones, board chairman of the Transformative Justice Coalition, says the best way to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday is to advocate for the rights of others. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
June 19, 2023

Jacksonville is starting line for ‘rolling protest’ aimed at Black voters 

On Juneteenth, the celebration of Black people being belatedly notified of their rights, scores of people rallied against new Florida…

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June 16, 2023

Concerns arise over Laura Street Trio deal

A revamped $36.55 million city incentives deal could face opposition when it heads to the Downtown Investment Authority board June…

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June 16, 2023

UF campus in Jacksonville gets $75 million in state budget

Plans for a University of Florida campus in Downtown Jacksonville were among several Northeast Florida projects that survived Gov. Ron…

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June 16, 2023

The lights keep changing on the Acosta Bridge. How does that happen?

JTA will light up the bridge in red, black and green on Monday for Juneteenth, one of multiple displays during…

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June 16, 2023

One last look at Arlington’s Thunderbird Motor Hotel and Dinner Theatre

Abandoned for decades, the crumbling remains of the former Arlington hot spot are being demolished.…

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June 16, 2023

Starbucks expanding and renovating at multiple sites

Starbucks Corp. plans $2.5 million in work at five locations in the Jacksonville area.…

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June 15, 2023

Need help finding a parking spot in St. Augustine?

The city has launched the St. Augustine Parking Finder website to help people find spots in the historic downtown area.…

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June 15, 2023

Historic Friendship Fountain may flow again soon

Jacksonville’s historic Friendship Fountain could reopen in the fall after two years of renovation, with a playground and picnic facilities…

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June 15, 2023

Former Clay County Schools superintendent may be interested in Duval job

Addison Davis, a former Duval Schools administrator, resigned Thursday as superintendent in Hillsborough County.…

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June 15, 2023

More severe storms barrel through Northeast Florida

This unusual weather pattern is not likely to dissipate anytime soon. Friday’s risk of severe storms will stretch across the…

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June 15, 2023

Duval jail kept medical provider despite lawsuits and deaths

Jacksonville leaders signed two contracts with Armor Correctional Health Services despite 570 lawsuits and inmate deaths across the country.…

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June 15, 2023

Your cellphone or e-cigarette could be a fire risk

Jacksonville fire officials warn about the dangers of lithium-ion batteries found in electric cars and personal devices.…

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The interactive map with information about meal spots and hours of operation is updated daily. | Screenshot of No Kid Hungry map
June 15, 2023

Want free lunches for your kids this summer? This tool can help.

No Kid Hungry provides an interactive map and texting hotline. This year, the resource is also available via WhatsApp.…

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June 14, 2023

Public involvement urged in Duval superintendent search

A representative of the Florida School Board Association says the public should be heavily involved in the search for Diane…

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June 14, 2023

New rules for Duval Schools: crime reporting, dress codes and bathroom use

Updates to the district’s code of conduct will sharpen how crime and misconduct are reported, a response to criticism from…

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June 14, 2023

Melissa Ross on joining the mayor’s team: ‘It’s a new chapter … a new opportunity’

WJCT radio host Melissa Ross is leaving First Coast Connect to serve as Donna Deegan’s director of strategic initiatives and…

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June 14, 2023

Deegan announces executive team to lead City Hall

Jacksonville Mayor-elect Donna Deegan said her new executive team represents the culture of collaboration she wants to have as she…

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June 14, 2023

Four Seasons development gets permits for foundation

The 176-room hotel, 25 condominium units and a six-story office building are under development by Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan.…

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June 14, 2023

VyStar Foundation awards grants for veterans services

The foundation granted $197,092 to 10 nonprofit organizations that support active military, veterans, and their families.…

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June 14, 2023

Nearly half of Jacksonville’s city swimming pools remain closed

Sixteen pools are closed because of staffing and maintenance problems. More than 100 lifeguard positions are vacant.…

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June 13, 2023

Duval has nation’s highest risk of mpox outbreak

The CDC estimates Duval County has a 57% risk of an mpox outbreak this year. Health officials encourage people to…

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June 13, 2023

FPL customers will get a break in July

State regulators approved a plan Tuesday that will trim FPL customers’ bills because of lower-than-expected costs of natural gas used…

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June 13, 2023

Diving in: Atlantic Beach approves plan for splash pad

The Atlantic Beach City Commission this week approved its first splash pad at Donner Park. The attraction could be bubbling…