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Underhill picks up third ECUA endorsement

Underhill picks up third ECUA endorsement

Press Release: ECUA Board Member Vicki Campbell endorses Doug Underhill, cites Underhill’s “desire to collaborate on solutions” for Escambia County Emerald Coast Utilities Authority member Vicki Campbell announced today that she is endorsing Doug Underhill in the Republican primary for [...]

County could have as many as 100 borrow pits; some active, some not; all but one unregulated

County could have as many as 100 borrow pits; some active, some not; all but one unregulated

I was reviewing county records and news articles on Escambia County's feeble attempts to regulate borrow pits. In August 2011, Lloyd Kerr, then-director of Escambia County Planning and Zoning, told the commission that the county had six pits that weren't operating with a license and had at [...]

NRA wins appeal, doctors can not ask patients if they own guns

NRA wins appeal, doctors can not ask patients if they own guns

The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has ruled that doctors do not have the right to ask patients if they own a firearm when unnecessary to a patient's care. This ruling is a significant defeat for the gun control lobby and its allies. The Florida chapters of the American [...]

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em: medical pot has huge support

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em: medical pot has huge support

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Floridians really, really support the legalization of medical marijuana, according to a poll released Monday morning. The poll found that 88 percent of Florida voters approve of medical marijuana, including 83 percent of voters age 65 and older and 95 [...]

Floridians overwhelmingly are concerned about climate change

Floridians overwhelmingly are concerned about climate change

courtesy Governor's office Marc Caputo of the Miami Herald reports that nearly seven in 10 likely Florida voters are concerned about climate change and nearly 80 percent want limits on carbon pollution from power plants, according to a new poll conducted for an environmental group. "The [...]

Today is last chance to register to vote in August primary

Today is last chance to register to vote in August primary

The Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford reminds everyone that the last day to register to vote or change political parties for the August Primary is Monday, July 28. The Elections office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. on Monday, July 28. Florida law mandates that [...]

Weekend Buzz: Pitiful County, Eric gets his record and Robo attacks begin in District 2 (audio)

Weekend Buzz: Pitiful County, Eric gets his record and Robo attacks begin in District 2 (audio)

Pitiful Escambia The most profitable illegal business in Escambia County appears to be dirt. The Board of County Commissioners learned last week that only one borrow pit has a permit to operate legally. Horace Jones, Jr., interim director of the county’s Development Services Division, [...]

Net worth up for most Florida lawmakers

Net worth up for most Florida lawmakers

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA For most state lawmakers, 2013 was another good year financially, regardless of party. Still, those with an "R" affixed to their names are doing better, in general, when it comes to the bottom line thanks mostly to stronger housing and stock [...]

Mayor ducks PYP forum

Mayor ducks PYP forum

The Pensacola Young Professionals, in partnership with Seville Rotary and the Greater Pensacola Chamber, will host a candidate forum for the upcoming City Council, County Commission, and Mayor of Pensacola elections on Tuesday, August 5, from 5-7 p.m. at Apple Annie’s inside Seville Quarter, 130 [...]

Viewpoint: Why in the HELL does Pensacola need TWO Chambers of Commerce?

Viewpoint: Why in the HELL does Pensacola need TWO Chambers of Commerce?

By Jibril Sulaiman, president of Pay Cell Systems Hello my name is Jibril Sulaiman. I'm the 33 year old President of a local technology company, Pay Cell Systems and I've been an entrepreneur in Pensacola since the age of 20. Over the years I've gained a level of notoriety in the community as [...]

Chicago Tribune ‘Town Without Pity’ editorial mentions Pensacola

Chicago Tribune ‘Town Without Pity’ editorial mentions Pensacola

The legacy of the mayor's office 2013 homeless ordinance still lives. In yesterday's editorial, the Chicago Tribune singled out the city of Pensacola for its anti-blanket ordinance. Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Orlando, Dallas and dozens of other cities have cracked down on their homeless [...]

Sacred Heart to Provide Free Health Screenings in August

Sacred Heart to Provide Free Health Screenings in August

During August, Sacred Heart Health System will provide free heart-health and osteoporosis screenings at several locations in Pensacola and Warrington for adults who are poor, elderly or uninsured. Heart-health screenings will measure blood pressure, blood sugar and total cholesterol, and can [...]

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