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A woman wears a COVID-19 mask. | Alvaro Barrientos, AP
May 20, 2024

Ponte Vedra Beach man accused of COVID PPE fraud

James Elliott Davis II was indicted on charges of enticing people to invest more than $7 million in a phony…

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A special committee is exploring how to speed up development in Downtown Jacksonville. | Monty Zickuhr, Jacksonville Daily Record
February 12, 2024

Remote work leaves more offices vacant Downtown

Office vacancies are the highest they’ve been since 2014 — up to 25.1% on the Northbank.…

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Northeast Florida has hit the peak of respiratory virus season. l Towfiqu barbhuiya, Unsplash
January 5, 2024

Respiratory illnesses on the rise on First Coast

Some hospitals say they are seeing more cases of COVID-19, the flu and RSV. The trend is likely to continue…

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Gov. Ron DeSantis listens to Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo during an appearance Sept. 7, 2023, in Jacksonville. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
January 4, 2024

Florida’s surgeon general calls for halt in COVID-19 vaccines

The statement from Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo contradicts recommendations from federal health agencies.…

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December 5, 2023

Jacksonville man imprisoned for COVID relief fraud

Kenneth Steven Landers fradulently obtained $910,000 in COVID relief funds and used it for personal gain, including a Rolex watch…

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November 21, 2023

Here’s help for low-income renters in St. Johns County

The county has launched a new program to help low-income renters cover rent and utility bills for up to 18…

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August 17, 2023

Fewer tourists are coming to Florida as other states recover

The number of people traveling to Florida during the second quarter of 2023 decreased compared with a year earlier.…

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Duval County Superintendent Diana Greene reviews her notes during a May 2, 2023 emergency school board meeting where she announced her resignation. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 23, 2023

Superintendent Diana Greene ends trailblazing Duval career under scrutiny

The Duval superintendent’s tenure ends amid criticism from both the political left and right, but she also won bipartisan support…

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Gov. Ron DeSantis holds his son Mason as he celebrates winning reelection. | AP
November 16, 2022

OPINION | DeSantis’ and Trump’s freedom isn’t free

Freedom.  That’s the word that’s been slung like dice since campaigning began for the 2022 midterm elections. Entire narratives were…

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Activists opposed to the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett protested in Washington in 2020. | AP
July 11, 2022

OPINION | What will the literature of tomorrow say?

Reckoning.  That is the word that’s most often applied to this time we’re living in. It began with the confluence…

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis fist bumps with legislators Tuesday, March 2, 2021, as he enters the House of Representatives prior to his State of the State address at the Capitol in Tallahassee. | Phil Sears, Associated Press
January 2, 2022

OPINION | Ron DeSantis doesn’t owe you an explanation

Where was the governor at the end of 2021? Ron DeSantis stopped doing press events for the most part.  His…

December 13, 2021

OPINION | When are we going to get back to normal?

My son lied to me about wearing his mask. He lied for nearly two weeks straight. I had been sending…

November 1, 2021

OPINION | Life is the goal

By next week, vaccines could be available locally for children ages 5 to 11 and the long pandemic nightmare we’ve…