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Food trucks to park at Pensacola City Hall

December 16, 2015

Mayor Ashton Hayward announced today on Facebook that food trucks will be allowed at City Hall every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, beginning Jan. 7, 2016. The Facebook page instructs food truck owners to contact Denise Shelton…

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Pot licenses face several challenges

December 15, 2015

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Nurseries have filed more than a dozen challenges to the medical-marijuana licenses granted by Florida health officials, with some asking that the licensing process be put on hold…

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Enterprise Florida’s overseas sales figures questioned

December 10, 2015

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The state’s business-recruitment agency, which Gov. Rick Scott uses for international trade missions, needs to do a better job of separating anticipated overseas sales figures from the actual…

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Putnam Florida orange corp in ‘free fall’

December 10, 2015

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The outlook for production of Florida oranges, the state’s signature crop, continues to drop. For the second consecutive month, the Florida orange-harvest forecast for the 2015-2016 growing season…

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Uber has a battle in Florida Senate

December 9, 2015

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Senate isn’t ready to match a House proposal that would prevent local governments from regulating popular app-based transportation services, such as Uber and Lyft. Senate President Andy…

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No Fix for Hicks

December 8, 2015

The nut of the issue lay in Pensacola City Councilman P.C. Wu’s primary reason for not wanting to tinker too much with the city’s efforts to sell a piece of Government Street property. “Because Mr. Hicks…

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Send in Rising Star nominations

December 7, 2015

We are looking for Rising Stars. To qualify for the award, the nominee must live, work or go to school in Escambia or Santa Rosa counties and be younger than age 35 as of 12/31/15. He/she…

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State decision on Uber drivers appealed

December 7, 2015

A former Uber driver is appealing a decision last week by Gov. Rick Scott’s administration that drivers for the app-based transportation company should be considered independent contractors instead of employees. Darrin McGillis filed a notice Friday…

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State DEO determines Uber drivers are independent contractors

December 3, 2015

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director, Jesse Panuccio, has issued a final order on the employment classification for Uber drivers in the state. The Department has determined Uber drivers are classified as independent contractors under…

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Locals named to Florida’s Influence 100 list

December 1, 2015

The Saint Peters Blog published today its first-ever Influence 100, a list for the most powerful, non-politicians in the state of Florida. Pensacola has three on the list: Lewis Bear, Collier Merrill and Bentina Terry. Alberto…

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Valentino strikes out again

November 30, 2015

A circuit court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by former Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino against Inweekly, publisher Rick Outzen, reporter Jeremy Morrison and Doug Underhill. On April 10, Valentino filed the complaint alleging the…

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EDATE for downtown apartments passed first reading

November 25, 2015

While waiting on word from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on whether the move was actually legit, the Pensacola City Council on Tuesday decided to go ahead and approve a first reading of an ordinance that…

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Scott announces $79.3 billion Florida First Budget

November 23, 2015

Governor Rick Scott today announced a $79.3 billion state budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2016. One state department that is happy is the Department of Economic Opportunity because the $79.3 billion budget proposal…