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January 22, 2024

Duval Teacher of the Year drives students to grow

Biology teacher Gustavo Guzman, the first college graduate in his family, was selected as the winner among 180 top educators.

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January 3, 2024

New voter cards may change where you vote in Duval

The Duval County Supervisor of Elections Office is sending out new voter information cards that will show any changes in voting locations.

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October 17, 2023

More Jacksonville tenants are signing out-of-reach leases, case workers say

Local rental-aid and social service  organizations are seeing worrying trends as the number of eviction notices climbs in the Duval County court system.

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August 24, 2023

Tourism down locally after two exceptional years

The number of tourists visiting Duval County fell nearly 10% in the second quarter this year, but the news might not be as bad as it appears.

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August 22, 2023

Duval elections office pushes for poll workers in 2024

The campaign will use the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the Icemen and the Sharks social media accounts to draw people’s attention.

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November 10, 2022

Duval’s colon cancer rate is higher than Florida’s. A local doctor studied whether personal phone calls about screening could help. 

When Black Panther: Wakanda Forever debuts this week it will serve as a cinematic eulogy to Chadwick Boseman. The actor portrayed a handful of legendary characters who resonated with millions of Black Americans — Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, Levee Green in August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom  — but he was most revered for playing T’Challa in 2018’s Black Panther.

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October 23, 2022

OPINION | Molly against the machine

Dozens of endorsements are flying, and most of them are of the “Well, it would be news if they didn’t endorse Candidate X” variety. Others are exceptions to the rule.  This cycle’s leading example: Jacksonville first lady Molly Curry’s backing of Democrat Lakesha Burton for Duval sheriff.  Burton has some traditionally Republican backers, and crossing party lines for endorsements is

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July 20, 2022

1-in-3 Duval mail-ballot voters are ineligible to vote unless they update their IDs. See where they live

With less than five weeks remaining until the August primaries, a third of the 97,999 Duval voters who requested vote-by-mail ballots do not have the required identifying information on file with the county Supervisor of Elections Office.  Last month, the supervisor sent letters to 32,875 voters across the county, requesting they provide either their driver’s license/Florida identification card number or

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November 21, 2021

OPINION | Ron DeSantis doesn’t get Duval. Does he care?

In 2018, Gov. Ron DeSantis didn’t win Duval County in the general election race against Andrew Gillum. It was a bad year for a few statewide GOP candidates in Duval, including another who won the state but lost the county: Rick Scott also failed to carry the county against Bill Nelson. And local Republican Party leadership at the time took

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