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Monday Editorial: Job Corps continues to change lives

Congratulations to the latest graduates of Jacksonville Job Corps, which continues to provide students with highly diverse and marketable skills for the workplace!

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Legislature should keep hands off four-year college degrees

What would you call a proposed law change that would limit the ability of Florida state colleges to thrive and decrease educational opportunities for working class students?

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Obama created a road map for cracking down on press

Before Donald Trump took an oath as president, he was at war with the press.

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Thursday’s Editorial: City Council needs to approve Ability Housing settlement

From the start, the opposition to allowing disabled veterans into a 12-unit apartment complex in Springfield has been extreme.

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Ron Littlepage

03/28/2017 - 18:26
I read the news today, oh boy …...
 
03/24/2017 - 19:11
The recent efforts led by City Council President Lori Boyer to increase the public’s access...
 
03/23/2017 - 18:46
Those familiar with the drumbeat coming from JaxPort to spend $1 billion to dredge the St. Johns...
 

Letters from readers

Monday Lead Letter: JaxPort needs to hire the right CEO

The Navy League of the United States was founded at the suggestion of Theodore Roosevelt in 1902 to advocate for strong sea services.

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Saturday Lead Letter: Bait and switch needs to be banned on prescriptions

My family’s experience has taught me that health coverage can be anything but reliable.

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Sunday Lead Letter: Funding proposal would hurt Florida’s nursing home residents

For well over 30 years, Florida’s nursing home Medicaid program has told all providers that if the provider was willing to spend money on patient care, then the state would reimburse allowable care costs to reasonable caps.

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