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February 1, 2024

DeSantis is sending Florida State Guard to southern border

In an appearance in Jacksonville, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the state will send the Florida State Guard to Texas to quell illegal immigration.

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January 29, 2024

OPINION | Will Donald Trump unite Jacksonville Republicans?

Republicans, led by the chair of the Duval County party, are being compelled to unite behind Trump weeks before the primary.

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November 7, 2023

UNF 2024 poll: Trump has overwhelming support among Florida Republican voters

A new poll from the University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab of likely Republican primary voters across Florida found that, given a list of possible candidates, 60% would vote for Donald Trump in 2024.

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October 31, 2023

When DeSantis says ‘woke,’ some in Jacksonville hear ‘Black’

As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis campaigns for president on a platform of “anti-wokeness,” pastors and civil rights activists in Jacksonville are asking the Republican governor to temper his use of a term in which they hear a racist undertone.

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September 18, 2023

DeSantis celebrates first responder bonuses with Jacksonville firefighters and police

Florida’s governor joined police and fire fighters in Jacksonville to talk about the state’s first responder bonuses.

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September 18, 2023

Gov. DeSantis awards Clay County over $3.5M infrastructure grant

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday awarded more than $3.5 million to the Clay County Board of County Commissioners through the governor’s Florida Job Growth Grant Fund for targeted infrastructure improvements. Clay County’s population has grown 35% in the last 10 years, the governor said, and the infrastructure improvements will directly support job growth in the manufacturing sector, creating approximately 170

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August 29, 2023

Jacksonville demonstrators decry white supremacy, point fingers at DeSantis 

A rally in James Weldon Johnson Park changed into a demonstration against white supremacy after Saturday’s racist shooting.

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August 25, 2023

Mayor and finance board spar over diversity chief funding

The Finance Committee recommended slicing a portion of the mayor’s budget that would have paid for a chief of diversity.

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August 22, 2023

OPINION | No sleep till Milwaukee: A Republican presidential debate preview

Ron DeSantis must show the American people the aggressiveness and ability to confound his opponents that elevated his national profile.

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August 21, 2023

OPINION | Jacksonville isn’t Ron DeSantis’ town anymore

What’s clear is that Ron DeSantis has taken his eye off Jacksonville — like the rest of the state — and put it on the White House.  

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