Monthly Archives: September 2015 (page 7)

First Read: Bear Hunt ‘Causes Passion In People’

With Florida black bear hunting season scheduled to start next month, a conservation group is asking a judge to block it, but a veteran wildlife lawyer says the group’s chance of success is slim. Jacksonville’s Skyway people mover is almost 30 years old, and JTA is taking steps to figure out what should be done with it next. But instead of planning for final expenses, a recent AAA survey found half of Sunshine State residents don’t have life insurance.

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Campus Gun Bills Advance In House And Senate

A proposal that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to pack heat while hitting the books on college and university campuses notched it first two successes Wednesday.The legislation (SB 68 and HB 4001), which won support from criminal-jus…

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Beaches Democrats Explore Strategies To Elect Bernie Sanders President

A new Monmouth University poll shows Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders leading Hillary Clinton 43 percent to 36 percent among likely Democratic voters in New Hampshire.

Those are the kind of numbers Sanders’ supporters would like to see in Florida.

And how to make that happen was a major part of the discussion at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Beaches Democratic Club in Neptune Beach.

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JTA Skyway Future Uncertain In Light Of Study

Jacksonville’s Skyway people mover is almost 30 years old. Now, the authority that owns the system is taking steps to figure out what should be done with it next.

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority commissioned a $350,000 study to see what its options are. The consultants came back with a few choices: upgrade the equipment, replace it with new equipment, or shut the thing down.

All of the options cost more than $60 million over a number of years, according to very preliminary figures.

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