Weekend revelers will soon have a more frequent ride around the Riverside neighborhood.The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is about to start weekly service of its Riverside Avondale Night Trolley.
Jacksonville’s A. Phillip Randolph High School could become a vocational academy and West Jacksonville Elementary could switch to a fourth-through-eighth grade school for kids struggling to keep up.
Duval schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti presented a second slate of boundary changes to the School Board Tuesday.
Tuesday was the first day of a Coast Guard hearing into the sinking of the El Faro cargo ship. In Jacksonville, the Marine Board of Investigation focused on the relationship between the ship’s crew and its operator, TOTE Services.
One TOTE representative said El Faro’s captain was responsible for making the final decision to sail near the hurricane that sank it.
The spiking homicide rate in the city is bringing home the urgency behind a reinvigorated program at City Hall, the Jax Journey.First started under former mayor John Peyton, this program has a number of initiatives designed to bring down the murder rat…
Law enforcement officers would need “reasonable suspicion” to stop and inspect boats sporting state safety stickers, under a measure that sailed through its final House committee last week. The Economic Affairs Committee voted 12-3 to approve the …
A Duval County School Board member is calling for another to resign over text messages she sent to the board’s staff auditor.
Jason Fischer is calling for the resignation of Connie Hall.
Jacksonville crowdfunding event One Spark has been shortened from a week-long event to two days. Today officials announced that this year’s One Spark event will be April 6-7. This announcement comes after months of speculation about the fate of One Spark, after numerous changes within the organization.
Jacksonville City Councilman Tommy Hazouri announced Saturday that he will suspend his push to adopt local discrimination protections for the LGBT community.
Hazouri is withdrawing his bill that would amend the city’s human rights ordinance to protect those citizens from discrimination in jobs, housing and public accommodations. The move means this divisive local issue will be put on the back burner, at least for now, leaving Jacksonville one of the largest major cities that still lacks legal discrimination protection for the LGBT community.
The HRO has been controversial in large part because opponents have raised religious objections to the legislation.
We’ve also seen the debate over rights vs. religious liberty at the national level.
In 2014, the Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. recognized a for-profit corporation’s claim of religious belief. Following this ruling many states, including Florida, have since proposed expanding state religious freedom laws to include for-profit corporations.
We speak with Toni Van Pelt is co-founder, president and Congressional lobbyist for the Institute for Science and Human Values. She’ll be speaking about the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” and what she calls its its dangers to secular society and government at an event presented by the First Coast Freethought Society.
From muck removal to paying for a dolphin pool or beef advertising, the House and Senate have a lot to hash out as they negotiate a roughly $80 billion spending plan for next year.The Senate last week approved a package (SB 2500) that stands at $80.97 …
The daughter of one murder victim and the mother of another pleaded with Florida lawmakers last week not to require unanimous jury recommendations before death sentences can be imposed, pointing to their family members’ cases as proof that unanimity is…