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Gov. DeSantis gets his critical race theory ban

The Governor wins another battle in the culture war. Pandemonium and protests couldn’t stop Gov. Ron DeSantis from winning again Thursday in Jacksonville, where the Board of Education approved changes to civics education standards that are music to conservative ears. American history is to be defined “largely on universal principles...
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Gov. DeSantis announces two judicial appointments

They appointees will serve in the Fifth Circuit Court and the Duval County Court. Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday announced judicial appointments to the 5th Circuit Court and the Duval County Court. DeSantis appointed Joel Fritton of Spring Hill as Judge on the 5th Circuit Court and Julie Taylor of...
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Local CEOs pitch in to help Beaches Habitat with two Mayport homes

A team of top local executives rolled up their sleeves this week to help build two homes for Beaches Habitat for Humanity during the second annual CEO Build. Hailing from a diverse array of industries, the CEOs worked on two homes in the Haywood Estates II neighborhood, a 12-home neighborhood off Mayport Road.
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What will Florida's ban on Critical Race Theory change in schools?

DUVAL COUNTY, Fla. — How will the Florida State Board of Education's vote to ban teaching Critical Race Theory change our classrooms?. Critical Race Theory is a teaching concept that looks at how systematic racism impacts our society. Many people believe the board's vote will have far-reaching implications in how your child will be taught history and race relations.
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Op-Ed: DIVISION, PASSION, AND POLITICS, DRIVE SCHOOL NAME CHANGE

The Duval County School Board (DCSB) approved recommendations to change the names of six schools named after confederate leaders. Five of the seven board members voted to change the names, leaving open another catastrophic problem. If the premise of the school name change argument was to remove names of alleged confederate racist, and other supporters of white supremacy, then how […]
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Duval County schools offering free meals through summer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Duval County Public Schools are making sure students don’t go hunger through its summer program. The district said it’s offering free breakfast and lunch to children ages 18 and younger through the Summer BreakSpot program. Students can pick up at school and non-school locations throughout the county.
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Multi-vehicle crash closes 3 lanes on I-295 at Buckman Bridge

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A multi-vehicle crash on I-295 at Buckman Bridge is causing a major traffic jam in Duval County Wednesday afternoon. The three left lanes of the bridge are blocked at this time. Authorities have not said if there are any injuries involved in the crash. Drivers are encouraged...