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Maglev Train Coming to the Sunshine State?

Central Florida may soon be on its way to becoming the transit capitol of Florida. Already home to Bus Rapid Transit (LYMMO) and commuter rail (Sunrail), plans for high speed intercity rail (All Aboard Florida) could be bolstered by a privately funded Maglev rail system.

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Impact of the Jacksonville Mayoral Runoff Campaign

Here is an interesting analysis of the 2015 Jacksonville Mayoral election results by Jacksonville University (JU) Political Science Professor Emeritus Dr. Stephen Baker, including maps created by JU Geography Professor Ray Oldakowski.

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Election Day Live Coverage

First of all: GO VOTE! We will be covering the election all day long from the annex HQ in Riverside with Ben America and analysis all day long. Check here for constant updates and gossip from the campaigns as we will be monitoring the votes as they come in! Cross your fingers for a Fool Free City...

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Civil Rights Legend John Lewis Endorses Alvin Brown

JACKSONVILLE, FL—On Sunday, civil rights icon and U.S. Representative John Lewis (GA) endorsed Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. At a get out the vote rally featuring hundreds of local supporters, Lewis drew stark contrast between Brown’s vision for taking Jacksonville forward, with Lenny Curry’s...

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Brown Announces Major Expansions of Urban Parks Project

Mayor Brown was joined for the announcement at J. Gardner Nip Sams Memorial Park by attorney Steve Pajcic, who for a second year presented the Mayor with a $50,000 check to help fund his Urban Parks Initiative. The initiative helps youth in some of Jacksonville’s higher-crime neighborhoods participate...

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Sheriff's Debate 2015: Ken Jefferson v. Mike Williams

Ken Jefferson and Mike Williams Debate to become Jacksonville's next sheriff.

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Lisa King: Additional Funding for Roads in District 2

"As a member of the Planning Commission I have been a strong voice in redevelopment of our City's core, particularly in defending the zoning overlays of our historic neighborhoods. Providing safe options for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as mass transit, is key for the continued rebirth of these...

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Mayor Brown Asks for Emergency Talk with Burwell

Governor Rick Scott has been playing a duplicitous game of gay chicken with the Federal government for a couple of years now on the subject of Obamacare. A game which has consequences. It turns out that pandering to his tea party base while serving the interests of the private medical networks that...

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Sheriff Candidate Mike Williams on Body Cameras

Metrojacksonville has been gathering a series of clips and articles directly from the candidates in the 2015 municipal elections to speak on issues important to the voters of Jacksonville. In this clip Mike Williams, a candidate for Sheriff speaks on Body Cameras and privacy issues.

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Lisa King: Mixed-Use Renovation of Downtown Buildings

If Lisa King is elected to the City Council, one of the things that she says that she will support is mixed use development of the existing historic structures instead of letting them be torn down and creating dead, expensive to renovate spaces.

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