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January 31, 2024

OPINION | Talking back to your betters: The difficulty of commenting at Council, School Board meetings

City Council needs to stop shielding its members from direct criticism. It also needs to provide more opportunities to receive public input.

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July 11, 2023

Duval School Board member will represent both district, conservative group in Tallahassee

Duval County School Board member April Carney will help the district lobby the Florida Legislature — that’s after some Board and community members this week questioned her ability to represent both the district and conservative advocacy groups. On Monday, the School Board unanimously named her as an alternate to the Florida School Board Association’s legislative advocacy committee. The statewide body

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August 4, 2022

AUG. 23 VOTER GUIDE: Duval School Board District 2

Two candidates are running in Duval County School Board District 2, a non-partisan race. The August race, which would normally serve as a “jungle primary” to narrow the field, will decide who takes the seat. The district covers the Beaches portion of Duval County. Meet the candidates  Candidates are presented in alphabetical order; answers are from the candidate forum hosted

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May 16, 2022

‘It all boils down to one paragraph.’ Duval Schools could change its LGBTQ support guide Tuesday

The Duval County School Board is set to meet Tuesday morning to discuss an update to its LGBTQ support guide, which district attorneys have been revising to comply with Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law, which critics call “Don’t Say Gay.” Support guides like Duval’s, which are in effect in districts across the state, were a large part of what spawned House

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