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Daryl Jones, board chairman of the Transformative Justice Coalition, advocates for voter rights in June 2023. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 17, 2024

Federal judge tosses part of Florida’s elections law

Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker blocked part of a 2023 law that restricts voter registration groups.…

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Former Nassau County sheriff’s Sgt. James Hickox.
May 17, 2024

Former Nassau deputy pleads guilty to drug charges

James Hickox admitted to stealing marijuana and cocaine while working with the Drug Enforcement Administration.…

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Michael Wright listens to a community conversation about the $1.4 billion proposal from the City of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Jaguars to renovate EverBank Stadium on Thursday, May 16, 2024. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 16, 2024

Northside ‘huddle’ draws cautious optimism about ‘Stadium of the Future’

A community investment promise is helping sell the Stadium of the Future proposal, while Northside activists vow to oppose it.…

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Ponte Vedra High School senior Madison Schemitz, right, shoots a selfie with her mother, Jacqueline Rogue, and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department Lt. Matt Avera. They were at the Trauma Survivors Day event Thursday, May 16, 2024, at HCA Jacksonville Memorial Hospital. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
May 16, 2024

Trauma survivors cheer their saviors at Memorial Hospital

Eight grateful patients reunited with teams at HCA Florida Memorial Hospital Jacksonville that saved their lives and in some cases…

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"And Tango Makes Three" tells the story of two male penguins who raised a penguin chick at New York’s Central Park Zoo.
May 16, 2024

Nassau Schools sued over book’s removal

The co-authors of “And Tango Makes Three” allege the school district removed the book in violation of the First Amendment.…

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Barbara Robertson has lived on the Eastside for nearly 50 years. She says the Restore, Repair and Resilience program has transformed her home on Jessie Street. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 16, 2024

Eastside homeowners get help on utility bills

JEA and the city of Jacksonville won an $845,000 federal grant to make Eastside homes more energy-efficient.…

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The Related Group is proposing a 25-story residential tower on the Downtown Southbank.
May 16, 2024

Southbank high-rise approved for $58.79 million in incentives

Jacksonville City Council will consider the incentives after the Downtown Investment Authority recommended them this week.…

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Cindy Funkhouser, president and CEO of Sulzbacher, is shown Wednesday, May 15, 2924, at a meeting with Downtown and community stakeholders on the future of Sulzbacher. | David Cumpler, Jacksonville Daily Record
May 16, 2024

Delores Barr Weaver donating $5 million to Sulzbacher

The money will be used for Sulzbacher’s Enterprise Village, a multibuilding expansion in Northwest Jacksonville. …

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Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing Park in LaVilla is shown under construction in March 2024. | Jacksonville Daily Record
May 16, 2024

Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing Park to open June 27

The park honors the song written in the early 1900s by Jacksonville brothers James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson.…

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This aerial view shows the World Golf Hall of Fame at World Golf Village in St. Augustine. | Visit St. Augustine
May 16, 2024

Thousands offer ideas for World Golf Village

A public survey found that the IMAX Theater, dining and green space are the most popular uses of the property.…

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Rain pours down on Jacksonville's Metropolitan Park during a thunderstorm Wednesday, May 15, 2024. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
May 16, 2024

It seems rainy lately, but we’re actually drier than normal

April was the third consecutive month of below-average rainfall for parts of the St. Johns River Water Management District.…

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A restaurant management company plans to build offices, retail and a second-story rooftop restaurant in the 100 block of Fifth Avenue North in Jacksonville Beach. | Jax Beach Investment Holdings
May 16, 2024

Rooftop restaurant proposed in Jacksonville Beach

Jax Beach Investment Holdings is seeking rezoning to build offices, retail and a second-story restaurant on Five Avenue North.…

Featured image for “Diversity in Aquatics, Duval Schools and city parks partner to spread swimming skills”
Miriam Lynch is executive director of Diversity in Aquatics, a nonprofit that looks to eliminate disparities in pool and aquatic access. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 15, 2024

Diversity in Aquatics, Duval Schools and city parks partner to spread swimming skills

Drowning is the leading cause of death for children on the autism spectrum. And Black and Latino children are more…

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Philip Ayles speaks in support of the stadium deal at a Mandarin community huddle on May 15, 2024. | Casmira Harrison, Jacksonville Today
May 15, 2024

Cheers, skepticism at first ‘community huddle’ on Jags stadium renovation

A little over 150 people gathered at Mandarin High School to participate in the the first “community huddle” on the…

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JEA has reached an agreement to develop three solar energy facilities in Jacksonville. l Zbynek Burival, Unsplash
May 15, 2024

More solar energy resources coming to JEA

The city-owned utility has reached an agreement with Florida Renewable Partners to develop three solar energy facilities in Jacksonville.…

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May 15, 2024

Hurricane Center begins to issue 7-day outlooks

Although hurricane season doesn’t start until June 1, the National Hurricane Center begins its forecasts May 15 because storms often…

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The first Bronx House Pizza opened in Ormond Beach in September 2019. | Ormond Beach Observer, Jacksonville Daily Record
May 15, 2024

Second Bronx House Pizza coming to St. Johns County

The business calls itself “an obsessively authentic” New York pizzeria. It operates another location in Nocatee and plans one in…

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Dick Mondell’s Burgers & Fries in Jacksonville Beach. | Dan Macdonald, Jacksonville Daily Record
May 15, 2024

Dick Mondell’s Burgers & Fries opens in Jax Beach

The Gainesville-based restaurant is a throwback to the beginnings of America’s love for hamburgers.…

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Mandarin Middle School | Google
May 15, 2024

Two Mandarin Middle School staff accused of misconduct

A school police officer was arrested and a security guard fired after two unrelated incidents.…

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A support professional sits with three participants in sensory and cognitive activities at Pine Castle. l Aaron Mervin, Pine Castle
May 15, 2024

Options expand for people with intellectual differences

Pine Castle, a Jacksonville organization that serves people with special needs, recently opened up 200 new slots for people to…

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A renovated EverBank Stadium could open in 2028. | City of Jacksonville
May 15, 2024

More details about the Jaguars’ stadium agreement

A presentation from the city illustrates the high points of a $1.4 billion deal to renovate EverBank Stadium.…

Featured image for “$400k a ‘low budget’ in Northeast Florida housing hot spots”
This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home in northwest St. Johns County's Shearwater community is up for grabs for $625,000. | Noah Hertz, Jacksonville Today.
May 15, 2024

$400k a ‘low budget’ in Northeast Florida housing hot spots

Families are getting priced out of high demand and higher-priced real estate hot spots in Duval County and St. Johns…

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Jacksonville City Council President Ron Salem listens as Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping pitches a proposed new agreement for leasing the city's municipal stadium. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 14, 2024

Mayor, Jags unveil ‘Stadium of the Future’ proposal

Mayor Donna Deegan, the city’s chief negotiator and the Jags’ president pitched the plan to rehabilitate and renovate the municipal…

Featured image for “‘Core-2-Coast’: Urban trail would lead to the beach”
The Fuller Warren Shared Use Path is 12 feet wide, designed for bicycle and walkers. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
May 14, 2024

‘Core-2-Coast’: Urban trail would lead to the beach

A survey is trying to assess whether residents want a walking and biking trail from the urban core to the…