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Scott Seeks Money To Restore Everglades

Gov. Rick Scott, who environmentalists said was reluctant to support wildlife and conservation efforts for most of his first term, will ask lawmakers to designate money for the next 20 years for Everglades restoration.Scott on Tuesday outlined a $5 bil…

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Supporters Rally As Bridge Blocking Protesters Appear In Court

Protesters who held up traffic on the Hart Bridge last month had their first court appearances today at the Duval County Courthouse. Supporters rallied outside, calling on State Attorney Angela Corey to drop their charges.

The Dec. 8 protest was to demand justice for Eric Garner, who died after a New York City policeman put him in a chokehold during an arrest.

Members of the Jacksonville Progressive Coalition were among those at the courthouse. Member Joseph Willis says the actions of the so-called “Jax 19” protestors should be viewed in a larger context.

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Race In The River City

The shooting deaths of young black men including Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis have raised difficult questions about race and justice in the United States. In late 2014, grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases again brought to…

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