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Jacksonville Mayor’s Chief Of Staff Cleared After Complaint Filed Against Him

Following an investigation, city lawyers said the mayor’s chief of staff didn’t violate any laws, after a Jacksonville City Hall employee this week formally accused him of creating a hostile work environment.

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A heart attack has derailed stand-up comedian Colin Quinn’s appearance in Northeast Florida this Sunday at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

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Monday, February 19th, is Presidents Day, which means a vacation for anyone who works for the government or goes to school.


A 17-year-old charter school student was shot several times Thursday afternoon while walking on Lansdowne Drive in Arlington, according to Duval County School Board police.

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Downtown Jacksonville is getting more help with its panhandlers and homeless community thanks to a new outreach specialist.

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North Florida Democratic Congressman Al Lawson wants Jacksonville to be nationally recognized as the birthplace of Civil Rights activist and songwriter James Weldon Johnson.

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Florida Senate Panel To Take Up School Guns Proposal

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Designated people would be allowed to carry concealed firearms on school grounds under a bill added to the agenda of a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting next week.

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A proposal that would allow some concealed-weapons license applications to be approved when background checks have not been completed was put on hold Thursday because of the deadly high-school shooting in Broward County.

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Addressing the nation after Wednesday's Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead, President Trump said no child or teacher "should ever be in danger in an American school."

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Over objections that more money would flow away from public schools and that airport projects could be grounded, the Florida House Ways & Means Committee on Wednesday approved a nearly $350 million tax package that would help farmers impacted by Hurricane Irma and lower a lease tax on businesses.

Florida House Approves Push For Year-Round Daylight-Saving Time

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The Florida House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a proposal aimed at observing daylight-saving time year-round in the state.

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The Commerce Department on Friday recommended setting strict new limits on imported steel and aluminum, saying action is needed to shore up U.S. industries vital to national security.

The recommendations, made after a 10-month investigation, are based on a seldom-used statute that aims to protect critical defense-related businesses.

Black Panther Roars Into Theaters

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It’s finally here. After weeks, months, even years of hype. Buildup. Eager anticipation. Marvel’s latest superhero adventure Black Panther roars into theaters this weekend. It’s another journey into the world of the Avengers. Iron Man. Captain America. The Incredible Hulk. But this one feels different. A majority black cast. A black director. Black screenwriters. A black producer. An “unapologetically black” film, our guests say. Its rave reviews have crossed color lines. It’s a big movie with a lot to say about race. Feminism. Colonialism. And the Black Diaspora.

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