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Local elections happen next month, or at least that’s what the calendar says. However, there are just five races to go, and while we’ll discuss them here, it’s hard to imagine much … more
For the second straight week, this column is focused on economics—specifically, the economics of downturn. This is something we haven’t seen in roughly a decade, but people are beginning … more
Break out the champagne and confetti! We’re turning 32 this week. I write “we,” even though 32 years ago, I was in the wee-early stages of my professional development, as it were. … more
Last week, the Jacksonville City Council voted 15-to-1 to end an era—that of The Jacksonville Landing. Demolition of the orange-roofed buildings (a perfect distillation of 1987) is imminent. … more
Melissa Nelson, State Attorney in Florida’s Fourth Circuit, moved forward with a potentially precedent-setting murder charge in the case of a drug overdose this month. Deonte Wadley, 23 years … more
Not long ago on Twitter, some regional politicians and media types ended up discussing an all-too-familiar topic: the inability of local newspapers to cover politics with the detail and depth that … more
The time to elect a new mayor is just around corner. Now is the time to elect a woman to run City Hall! Lenny Curry has been in office for four years, and his governing style has been nothing but … more
People of a certain age (read: older than you, if you’re in the target demographic of our advertisers) recall when Jacksonville and Northeast Florida dominated the state. That was some decades … more
Nearly five years ago, I met with current Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry for coffee. He wasn’t the mayor at the time, though. He was a Republican challenger to then-incumbent Alvin Brown (D), … more
The move was as cynical as they come. Last week, in the run-up to a mayoral election, incumbent Lenny Curry settled a longstanding city real-estate stalemate. He bought off Toney Sleiman. He did so … more
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