To reflect on the news of the day, Jacksonville Today seeks to include a diverse set of perspectives that add context or unique insight. Regular opinion columnists are independent contractors who are paid for their contribution and are not involved in news decisions. We also welcome guest contributors to submit on matters of public interest. Email column pitches to Editor Jessica Palombo at jessica@jaxtoday.org.
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December 13, 2023

OPINION | Mayor Deegan is just getting started 

The criticisms levied against Mayor Deegan’s administration are small things. The good news is that big things are on the horizon, and the mayor is just getting started.

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December 12, 2023

THE JAXSON | Cultural heritage trails increasing in popularity

With a cultural heritage trail proposed for Jacksonville’s LaVilla, here are how other cities have honored their historic African American neighborhoods.

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December 10, 2023

SPORTS | Bad start, bad finish as Jaguars lose in Cleveland

It was a grey day in Cleveland and a muted performance by the Jaguars in a 31-27 loss to the Browns.

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December 6, 2023

OPINION | The ‘Black tax’ 

What’s happening in Brentwood is an extension of the long history of redlining that cut off Black and Brown communities from investment.

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December 4, 2023

SPORTS | Jaguars lose game, and maybe Trevor Lawrence

In the fourth quarter of the Jaguars-Bengals game Monday, the game, and maybe the season, changed. That’s when Trevor Lawrence went down.

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December 3, 2023

REVIEW | Abstrakt Filipino Essence

Restaurant Review of Abstrakt Filipino Essence in Jacksonville Beach.

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December 3, 2023

OPINION | Most compelling race of 2024? The Democratic primary in House District 13

Rep. Angie Nixon, who had close to 90% of the vote in her 2022 Democratic primary, will face off against former City Council member Brenda Priestly Jackson.

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November 29, 2023

OPINION | Next steps in city’s affordable housing efforts?

In Duval County, the property appraiser estimates that 25% of all single-family homes are owned by investors.

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November 27, 2023

OPINION | Love him or hate him, Dean Black continues to shape the narrative

In Jacksonville’s Deegan era, Rep. Dean Black continues to be the new mayor’s foil.

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November 26, 2023

SPORTS | Jaguars survive in Houston, stay in chase for AFC top seed

It came down to a matter of inches, but the Jaguars emerged with a 24-21 win over the Houston Texans to improve to 8-3 on the season.

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