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2015/04/16 19:50
2015/04/16 19:50
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Mousing around the political news of the day ... click. The campaigns of Alvin Brown and Lenny Curry have spent an obscene amount of money — almost $6 million combined — through March. You would...
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2015/04/16 00:50
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers consistently, and sometimes drastically, underestimated the cost of deepening Jacksonville Harbor over the past 50 years, according to documents obtained by the...
2015/04/14 23:50
2015/04/14 23:50
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Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan put up $100,000 for Mayor Brown’s re-election bid last month, bringing Khan’s total support for Brown to $200,000 in the high-spending battle for mayor, according...
2015/04/07 10:50
2015/04/07 10:50
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As unsuccessful candidates toss support to those still in the race, the question that arises is whether political endorsements sway voters. Jimmy Holderfield, a Republican, gained about 20 percent of...
2015/04/06 19:50
2015/04/06 19:50
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It’s spring, and flowers and endorsements in the mayoral race are bursting out all over. It started last week when Lenny Curry trumpeted that Gov. Rick Scott was endorsing him. That may not be a...
2015/04/01 23:40
2015/04/01 23:40
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Two grocers are considering setting up shop in downtown Batavia, according to a consultant for the city. He and Mayor Jeff Schielke are not yet even telling aldermen who the prospects are. "I have...
2015/04/01 01:50
2015/04/01 01:50
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NO ENDORSEMENT: Bill Bishop does not endorse either mayoral candidate Bill Bishop announced that he would not endorse either mayoral candidate in the May election while standing on the steps of City...
2015/03/31 20:31
2015/03/31 20:31
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City Councilman Bill Bishop, who finished third last week in the race for mayor of Jacksonville, announced Tuesday that he will not be endorsing either of the two candidates in the runoff. Bishop...
2015/03/27 14:47
2015/03/27 14:47
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Friday, March 27, 10:15 AM EDT �Hard fought,� the gentleman began. �I voted for you. It wasn�t enough, but I voted for you.� Bill Bishop looked up and smiled. �We got all these people to pay...
2015/03/27 09:50
2015/03/27 09:50
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An unexpected court ruling this week in a lawsuit filed four years ago by a citizen activist — considered by his critics to be little more than a meddlesome City Hall gadfly — adds a new and...
2015/03/26 03:37
2015/03/26 03:37
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Now that the preliminary round of elections are over, citizens can rest for a few months, but that doesn't mean the candidates moving forward can do the same. When it comes to the mayoral race ahead...
2015/03/25 21:31
2015/03/25 21:31
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After seven years of discussions, stops and starts, Jacksonville City Council may vote Tuesday night to approve a new agreement with the Police and Fire Pension Fund. The fund's growing deficit --...
2015/03/25 17:48
2015/03/25 17:48
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OUR PAST AND PRESENT LEGISLATORSPosted Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 12:26 PM We in Poinsett County have always had good representation with our legislators at the Capitol in Little Rock. I am going...
2015/03/25 17:31
2015/03/25 17:31
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Mayor Alvin Brown and Republican challenger Lenny Curry are headed to a runoff in May. A candidate needed at least 50 percent of the vote, plus one, to win the race outright in Tuesday's first...
2015/03/25 16:47
2015/03/25 16:47
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Eight City Council races decided; eight advance to May 19 general election Wednesday, March 25, 11:42 AM EDT Compiled by David Chapman, Carole Hawkins, Kevin Hogencamp, Max Marbut and Marilyn...
2015/03/25 16:09
2015/03/25 16:09
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Want to kick-start a political brouhaha? Here’s one way to do it: Pass a law in a red state that affects the citizens of a blue state, or vice versa. Folks in the affected state will be outraged, most...
2015/03/24 23:47
2015/03/24 23:47
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First numbers in: Brown, Jefferson up with 39 precincts in Tuesday, March 24, 7:25 PM EDT Brown has 64,488 votes, with Curry second with 56,505. Bill Bishop has 24,642. In the sheriff's race, Ken...
2015/03/24 22:49
2015/03/24 22:49
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If you don’t believe in God, you might want to move to the Pacific Northwest. Portland, Ore., is No. 1 on the list of metropolitan areas with the most religiously unaffiliated residents (42%),...
2015/03/24 09:50
2015/03/24 09:50
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Politicians and their supporters will find out if all the time spent campaigning has resonated with voters as Jacksonville residents descend on polling stations throughout the city Tuesday. The...
2015/03/23 20:37
2015/03/23 20:37
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It's crunch time for the candidates as they prepare for Tuesday's city elections. The key for many of them will be swaying the large number of undecided voters. The last poll showed about 20 percent...
2015/04/16 19:50
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