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Kent Justice


Jacksonville, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Kent:

‘Honored, excited & thrilled’: Era begins at UNF as new president takes helm

Dr. Moez Limayem began his duties Monday at the University of North Florida’s seventh president. → Read More

Jacksonville Mayor Curry expected to propose tax rate cut during budget presentation

Homeowners in Jacksonville could get a tax break in the coming year. → Read More

House passes bill, moves to save 5 Navy littoral combat ships

Naval Station Mayport might be on track to keep several ships threatened with decommissioning. → Read More

Jacksonville food pantry says demand for food increased around the same time gas prices started climbing

Food banks are in high demand as working Americans are once again trying to make ends meet. → Read More

Jacksonville sheriff candidates invited to face off in roundtable forum

Candidates to become Jacksonville’s next sheriff faced off in a roundtable event Friday night. The Jacksonville Urban League hosted a 90 minute meeting with prepared questions and audience participation. → Read More

Jacksonville man asks court to get involved in Sheriff Williams’ residency issue

The charter for the consolidated city of Jacksonville has come under scrutiny in the past several days — specifically the section about the sheriff. → Read More

Gov. DeSantis signs legislation proclaiming Nov. 7 as ‘Victims of Communism Day’

Governor DeSantis on Monday signed a bill designating Nov. 7 as an annual Communism Victims Day. → Read More

Property tax referendum to help Duval schools clears City Council, goes to voters in August

A measure requested by the Duval County School Board that would put a property tax referendum on a ballot this year is poised for a final reading during Tuesday’s meeting of the Jacksonville City Council. → Read More

State rep. calls DeSantis’ map a ‘great compromise’; another calls it unconstitutional

It’s undeniably controversial, but a leader in state politics says it’s a good compromise. → Read More

Jacksonville City Council member LeAnna Cumber announces campaign for mayor

Republican LeAnna Cumber announced Monday she’s running in 2023 to replace term-limited Lenny Curry for Mayor of Jacksonville. → Read More

Longtime investigative reporter Ken Amaro files to run for Jacksonville City Council

Known for his legendary "On Your Side" reports, Ken Amaro, formerly of First Coast News, filed to run for Jacksonville City Council District 1. → Read More

Florida lawmakers forcefully denounce Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

World leaders have condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as “barbaric” and quickly slapped heavy sanctions on the Russian economy, President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle and many of the country’s oligarchs. → Read More

Advocate pushing for ‘essential caregiver’ bills takes fight to Florida Legislature

A Jacksonville woman is pushing to secure rights for every caregiver to see their loved one — pandemic or not. → Read More

Trust Index: Was EUA for Regeneron revoked without clinical data to support the move?

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday demanded the White House restore monoclonal antibody treatments and attacked the Food and Drug Administration for its decision to revoke its emergency use authorization for Regeneron. → Read More

‘Increase in children being infected with the coronavirus in the community,’ Jacksonville doctor says

While COVID-19 cases spike locally and across the nation, doctors worry about the youngest patients. → Read More

Jacksonville City Council votes against repealing local option gas tax

Jacksonville city leaders on Tuesday voted 5-13 against repealing the implementation of a six-cent gas tax increase, which is set to go into effect in January. → Read More

Tuesday is election day in race for open Jacksonville City Council seat

Results in a special citywide election in Jacksonville are expected by Tuesday evening. → Read More

Born in Cuba, nonprofit founder moved to America, overcame poverty & lives to help others

He overcame the violence of a revolution during his youth, lived in poverty when his family came to America and he has turned his good fortune into a chance to help others. → Read More

Ret. Army general says despite ‘strategic failure,’ Afghanistan evacuation an ‘incredible accomplishment’

American forces have left Afghanistan. The United States has completed an unmatched evacuation from the country. → Read More

119 COVID patients have died in Baptist Health hospitals in last 45 days, CEO says

As of Thursday, Baptist Health had 569 patients that are positive with COVID-19 admitted in its facilities, according to the hospital’s CEO, Michael Mayo. → Read More