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Rents Rise Even As Apartment Construction Booms In Jacksonville Area

While apartment construction in the rest of the country dipped over the last year, the Jacksonville metro apartment inventory grew by more than half over the same time period, according to preliminary data and projections compiled by apartment market researcher Yardi Matrix .

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Incumbent St. Augustine Mayor Nancy Shaver debated one of her two challengers, former County Commissioner Bill McClure Friday morning on radio station WSOS. Candidate Jackie Rock, who was not part of the debate, will also be on city residents’ primary ballots in the nonpartisan race.  

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The Jacksonville Public Library is asking for the public's help to take down Cleveland.

The two cities are the top vote getters in in JetBlue’s annual Soar with Reading contest, which could net the city's library a new kid's reading room and $25,000 worth of new children's books. 

This year, Jacksonville was one of 16 finalists and, as of Friday morning, had edged out  Cleveland by 35.67 percent to 26.39 percent. 

Business Brief: 'Riverwalk Place' Would Bring Housing, Hotel, Restaurants To Bay Street

Aug 17, 2018
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More housing, hotel rooms and restaurants could be coming to East Bay Street in Downtown Jacksonville.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is endorsing Congressman Ron DeSantis, R-Palm Coast, for governor.

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As of this week, 14 people had passed screening and training to become armed “school safety assistants” in Duval County’s elementary schools. The problem? More than 100 were supposed to be ready the first week of school to comply with state law.

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Trump Support Propels DeSantis In Governor's Race

Aug 17, 2018
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This is one of a series of profiles on the major candidates for Florida governor that we're running through the Aug. 28 primary election. 

Gwen Graham Tries To Make History In Her Bid For Governor

Aug 16, 2018
Gwen Graham, Democrat, For Governor

This is one of a series of profiles on the major candidates for Florida governor that we're running through the Aug. 28 primary election. 

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Andrew Gillum, Democrat, for Governor

This is one of a series of profiles on the major candidates for Florida governor that we're running through the Aug. 28 primary election. 

Jane Fonda. Alec Baldwin. Tom Steyer. George Soros. Norman Lear.

The star-studded endorsements Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has snagged in his quest to become Florida’s first black governor go on and on, capped by progressive patriarch U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Putnam, DeSantis Campaign Against Obamacare

Aug 13, 2018
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The two main Republican candidates battling for Florida governor have a simple message when it comes to health care: Just say no to Obamacare.

Florida Democratic Governor Candidates Push For Expanded Health Coverage

Aug 13, 2018
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Reflecting the same fault lines that have emerged nationally, Florida’s Democratic and Republican candidates for governor are deeply split over whether the state should take a more direct role in providing health care.

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THE BEE GEES ONE FOR ALL TOUR: Live from Australia 1989 - Performance 

Imran Khan was sworn in Saturday as Pakistan's new Prime Minister, ushering in a new era in the country. The legendary cricket star and international playboy turned politician was voted in with a slim majority – just 51 percent of the vote — and allegations of election meddling and voter irregularities.

In an emotional speech after the vote, Khan repeated a campaign theme of vowing to stamp out corruption. On Saturday Khan approved his cabinet, and appointed one of his top aides, Shireen Mazari, to minister designate of human rights.

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It's been almost 20 years since Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, has released a new show. He last did it in 1999 with his sci-fi comedy Futurama. But he says, it hasn't been all work since then.

"I love playing," Groening says. "I love inventing worlds."

As it turns out, Groening has been dreaming up a new universe almost all of that time. His new show Disenchantment is an animated fantasy set in the medieval kingdom of Dreamland.

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