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Stephen Dare: Why I am voting for Alvin Brown

Stephen Dare lays out his reasoning for voting for Alvin Brown's second term as Mayor of Jacksonville.

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9 All Time Jacksonville Jaguars Figures

In honor of the recent retirement of Maurice Jones-Drew, here's a list of nine all time favorite figures associated with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Rev. Kimberly Hyatt, CEO of Cathedral Arts Project

Rev. Kimberly Hyatt increased the budget of the Cathedral Arts Project from $70k to $2 million. She has woven CAP into the fabric of the community. In this guest column Hyatt discusses the organizations move to the urban core and provides an overview of CAP's impact.

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8 Unique Products Produced in Jacksonville

Jacksonville's manufacturing scene is a Florida anomaly. Jacksonville is home to several manufacturers making products that one would not expect to find in Florida. Here's a few.

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A "Blight Fight" Mascot For Jacksonville?

So now Jacksonville has a trash can with boxing gloves as the mascot for the "Blight Fight"? Since when did the 13th largest city in the country revert back to being Mayberry?

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Time to Demolish Former Courthouse Parking Lot?

After being closed to the public since 2012 for structural problems, a portion of Liberty Street finally fell into the river. As we ponder why, how much it will cost to repair, and where the money to repair will come from, perhaps it's time to consider another alternative. Partially or completely removing...

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Repurposing The Elena Flats Building

Hostel Detroit illustrates one of the many ways that citizen-led advocates have initiated a creative re-purposing of the city of Detroit, MI. Could this productive rehabilitation provide a model for preserving the Elena Flats building?

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I Cheated....

A guest editorial by Life Coach Knecole Lawton for all of us making New Year's resolutions for 2015.

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One Gaily Step Forward, One Tradition Stepped Back

Duval, Clay and Baker counties are ending courthouse weddings to avoid marrying gay couples.

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Milwaukee Intermodal Station: The Gateway to the City

Metro Jacksonville's Robert W. Mann uses Milwaukee's Intermodal Station as an example of how to plan for a transportation center. Will the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) and city leaders pay attention?

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