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Radio  Radio and Pensacola Speaks

Radio Radio and Pensacola Speaks

The closing song for Pensacola Speaks is "Radio Radio" by Elvis Costello and the Attractions. On December 17, 1977, when he appeared on Saturday Night Live, Producer Lorne Michaels wanted the band to play their single “Less Than Zero.' After only a few bars into the song, Costello, age 23, [...]

Gallery Night still a go, Bands on Blackwater a no-go

Gallery Night still a go, Bands on Blackwater a no-go

DIB has sent a press release saying that tonight's Gallery Night is still a go. Meanwhile, City of Milton's Parks Department has decided to cancelled tonight's Bands on the Blackwater.

Taxpayer Independence Day  is Monday

Taxpayer Independence Day is Monday

Florida TaxWatch celebrates Taxpayer Independence Day on Monday April 20. Taxpayer Independence Day is the first day in the calendar year that Florida taxpayers, on average, begin earning income that does not go toward federal, state and local taxes. "Taxpayer Independence Day is certainly a [...]

Silver Airways adds a daily afternoon flight to NOLA

Silver Airways adds a daily afternoon flight to NOLA

Looking for a quick New Orleans gateway? If you can convince your boss that you've got an afternoon meeting on the other side of town, you can catch Silver Airways 3:18 p.m. flight, starting on June 16. However, getting back to Pensacola before the next work day won't be possible. Weekday return [...]

Another Charlotte’s Web rules challenge dropped

Another Charlotte’s Web rules challenge dropped

Citing privacy concerns, a trade association has dropped its challenge to proposed regulations that would carry out a 2014 law allowing limited types of medical marijuana in Florida. Administrative Law Judge W. David Watkins on Wednesday formally dismissed the challenge filed by the Medical [...]

Online Voter Registration gets approval over objections

Note: Escambia Supervisor of Elections David Stafford will be on Pensacola Speaks today to talk about this. By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Despite opposition from the governor's top elections official, legislation that would allow Floridians to register to vote online was sent to [...]

Gaetz needs to decide if he has fire in his belly for U.S. Senate

Gaetz needs to decide if he has fire in his belly for U.S. Senate

State Sen. Don Gaetz is leaving his options open on whether to run for U.S. Senate in 2016, but he isn't sure that he has the "fire in the belly" to go to Washington, D.C. On Pensacola Speaks yesterday, the former Senate President said, "My family is all in. Matt, Erin, Vicky are all in, but [...]

Scott will sue Feds over Low Income Pool expiration

Scott will sue Feds over Low Income Pool expiration

In the latest escalation of a complicated standoff between the federal government and the state, Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday he will sue federal officials for tying funding for some hospitals and other health-care providers to Medicaid expansion. The federal Centers for Medicare & [...]

Gaetz and others question the handling of LIP by Scott administration

Gaetz and others question the handling of LIP by Scott administration

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Senators raised questions Wednesday about how Gov. Rick Scott's administration has handled negotiations with the federal government over billions of dollars in health-care funding that has thrown the state budget process into disorder. The [...]

PS Today: Gaetz talks about possible 2016 U.S. Senate run

PS Today: Gaetz talks about possible 2016 U.S. Senate run

State Senator Don Gaetz will be on Pensacola Today this afternoon in the second half hour. His name is being mentioned a possible candidate for Sen. Marco Rubio's seat. The Daily News interviewed him yesterday and he said he was considering it, but had not made a decision. Let's see what he [...]

County without compassion, hands out medals and pink slips

County without compassion, hands out medals and pink slips

Escambia County has notified their employees injured in last year's explosion at the Central Booking and Detention that they will be honored by the county commission in May. For those whose injuries prevent from returning to work, they will be terminated at the end of the month.. We've covered [...]

Weatherford stays out of 2016 Senate race

Weatherford stays out of 2016 Senate race

Former state House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, said Wednesday he will not run for U.S. Senate in 2016, pointing to his young family. "My wife and I have an agreement that I will not run for office while we still have children in diapers," Weatherford wrote in a Twitter post. [...]

Miller is not considering a 2016 run for Senate

Miller is not considering a 2016 run for Senate

On Pensacola Speaks yesterday, Congressman Jeff Miller, who represents Northwest Florida, said that running for U.S. Senate next year is not up for discussion. "I have a number of people who have contacted me and encouraged me to look at it," said Miller, "and I will tell that there are a lot of [...]

Flash flood watch through Friday night

Flash flood watch through Friday night

Flood Watch National Weather Service Mobile AL 1104 PM CDT Wed Apr 15 2015 ...A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday evening... .numerous showers and thunderstorms will redevelop across the area on thursday. The Storms will be capable of producing locally heavy rainfall and [...]

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