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2014/10/31 04:50
2014/10/31 04:50
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Four argued for one side and two for the other. But no matter how strong the opinions about adopting a broadened human rights ordinance in Jacksonville to protect the rights of lesbian, gays,...
2014/10/31 04:50
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2014/10/30 01:50
2014/10/30 01:50
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More than half of the Jacksonville City Council wants Mayor Alvin Brown to quit appealing a judge’s ruling that the city violated the state’s open government law during pension negotiations last year,...
2014/10/29 01:50
2014/10/29 01:50
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The music has stopped and the chairs will be full at EverBank Field on Saturday for the 82nd edition of the Florida-Georgia game in Jacksonville — all 82,917 of them, and not a seat fewer than the...
2014/10/25 15:51
2014/10/25 15:51
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A long-standing controversy about whether Jacksonville should alter its non-discrimination laws to include sexual orientation and gender is bound to be a contentious subject in this spring’s mayoral...
2014/10/22 21:50
2014/10/22 21:50
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Update (5:15 p.m.) In a procedural move, the council blocked itself from changing the pension bill at tonight's meeting. Normally, legislation is discussed at length by council committees, a group...
2014/10/22 11:59
2014/10/22 11:59
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Jacksonville has earned state accolades for an initiative that created a community of affordable homes in a downtown core that had been rife with crime and decay. The project, which the city dubs the...
2014/10/20 16:36
2014/10/20 16:36
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Public Service Commission TAMPA — As outrage increases over electric rates, Democrat Charlie Crist is promising that if elected governor, he'll "completely overhaul" the state...
2014/10/20 15:59
2014/10/20 15:59
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Jacksonville will be recognized as an Official Regional Site for Veteran’s Day Observances for the fourth year during its Tuesday night City Council meeting. The Jacksonville City Council will also...
2014/10/19 02:50
2014/10/19 02:50
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The prospect that City Council members will try to amend Mayor Alvin Brown’s pension legislation could put the council on a collision course with the Police and Fire Pension Fund, which negotiated the...
2014/10/15 08:24
2014/10/15 08:24
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The Jacksonville City Council hosted a public meeting Tuesday night to discuss a controversial bike path proposal. The bike trail would cut through the Lejeune Memorial Gardens. The Marine Corps has...
2014/10/15 01:59
2014/10/15 01:59
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Unrelenting opinions gridlocked at a hearing Tuesday night over the impact of an approved pedestrian and bike path’s proposed route at the corner of Lejeune Memorial Gardens. Jacksonville City...
2014/10/15 00:50
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The Jacksonville City Council is gearing up to decide whether it will give the Downtown Investment Authority the keys to the car when it comes to financing downtown development projects. It won’t be...
2014/10/15 00:50
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The Jacksonville City Council passed legislation Tuesday creating an Inspector General’s Office, an independent branch that will oversee government spending and investigate complaints of fraud, waste...
2014/10/13 19:31
2014/10/13 19:31
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Jacksonville City Council members met Monday to discuss snipe sign legislation. Snipe signs are small signs seen posted around town by people advertising their business or garage sale, promoting a...
2014/10/13 15:47
2014/10/13 15:47
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Monday, October 13, 10:37 AM EDT She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Miami and Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law. She worked at Legal Services of...
2014/10/12 21:50
2014/10/12 21:50
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The Jacksonville City Council could decide this week to create an Inspector General’s Office, an independent branch that would investigate waste, fraud and corruption in City Hall. The council will...
2014/10/11 03:50
2014/10/11 03:50
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Fire Station No. 36 was a new beginning for contractor Walter Matthews when he won the bid. It was a major milestone for him as the first licensed/bonded black contractor in Jacksonville. The...
2014/10/08 00:50
2014/10/08 00:50
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Mayor Alvin Brown’s plan to pay off the city’s $1.65 billion pension debt will be taken up later this month by the Jacksonville City Council, which must approve the deal before it goes into effect. A...
2014/10/06 14:59
2014/10/06 14:59
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Jacksonville City Council canceled its regular meeting this week to give members a chance to attend the open house for the Center for Public Safety. Board members will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the...
2014/10/03 22:50
2014/10/03 22:50
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Wi-Fi is certainly convenient for smartphone use at an office, restaurant or coffee house or home. According to the numbers of people using it, the tech connection is now a growing service and amenity...
2014/10/31 04:50
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