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Florida tween takes on school board to call for mask mandate

Jacksonville, Florida (CNN) — Lila Hartley is heading into seventh grade next week. She's excited about history class and trying to figure out how to make more friends when she gets back to in-person school. But first, the 12-year-old feels she has to stand up for her little brother and...
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With Jacksonville hospitals in crisis, Lenny Curry to brief on COVID-19 response

Duval has been hard hit by the delta variant. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry will address COVID-19 issues Wednesday, accompanied by other leaders pressing urgent messages. Curry’s remarks are slated for 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, and he will be accompanied on the Zoom call by mayors of the Beaches communities and Public Defender Charlie Cofer, who will discuss the pandemic’s impact on the area’s legal system.
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Gov. DeSantis spox warns school district mask rules unenforceable

Duval has an 'opt-out,' Alachua went farther. Ahead of decisions to require masks in Alachua County schools and to force the maskless to “opt out” in Duval, a spokesperson for Gov. Ron DeSantis advised caution, noting that the state policy ultimately is one of choice. DeSantis’ press secretary Christina Pushaw...