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PS podcast: PNJ editor gives insights into the ‘Victims Next Door’ series

PS podcast: PNJ editor gives insights into the ‘Victims Next Door’ series

Yesterday, PNJ executive editor Lisa Nellesson-Lara spoke on Pensacola Today about her paper's four-part series on child abuse, "Victims Next Door." The statistics are staggering--one of 14 children in Escambia County are victims of abuse. The PNJ forum on the issue that is scheduled for today [...]

PS today: Victims Next Door

PS today: Victims Next Door

On Pensacola Speaks today, PNJ Executive Editor Lisa Nellessen-Lara will discuss her paper's powerful four-part series on child abuse, "Victims Next Door." The issue is an important one and the daily is doing a great job tackling it.

Senate bill for Charlotte’s Web distribution still alive

Senate bill for Charlotte’s Web distribution still alive

Yesterday State Sen. Rob Bradley offered an amendment to SB 7066 that revived the fight to establish a law for the distribution for low THC cannabis, the most well-known strain as Charlotte's Web. The amendment gives the bill new life. It will considered today on the Senate floor at 10 a.m. our [...]

Podcast: Sue Hand on FavorHouse and the White Rose Luncheon

Podcast: Sue Hand on FavorHouse and the White Rose Luncheon

Domestic Violence is a huge issue for Escambia County. Sue Hand and FavorHouse provide a tremendous service to the community.

Charlotte’s Web caught up in greed and politics

Charlotte’s Web caught up in greed and politics

Ryan Wiggins of Full Contact Strategies sent out this afternoon a statement from the Mosley family regarding the current status of Charlotte’s Web in Florida. The last challenge against the rules for its distribution are expected to be dismissed, but the victory may be a hollow one. [...]

Chocolate Fest this Saturday

Chocolate Fest this Saturday

The 12th annual Chocolate Fest is coming to Cordova Mall this Saturday from 12-3 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Gulf Coast Kid’s House. Gulf Coast Kid’s House is a not-for-profit child advocacy group that provides abused children—and their families—with a safe place in which to receive [...]

Daily Brew Tuesday: PYP beginnings revisited

Daily Brew Tuesday: PYP beginnings revisited

This week, I'm co-hosting with Carly "Slim" Borden "The Daily Brew" on BLAB TV. As the picture shows I have a face for radio, not television, but my "Mr. Potato Head" good looks could come in handy on day. This weekend the Pensacola Young Professionals held its ninth annual banquet. Outgoing [...]

Groundbreaking for Rotary Centennial Playground at Community Maritime Park April 21

Groundbreaking for Rotary Centennial Playground at Community Maritime Park April 21

The official groundbreaking of the Rotary Centennial Playground at the Community Maritime Park will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 21. The world-class, inclusive playground is being built to mark 100 years of Rotary Club in Pensacola and is a project of the Downtown Rotary Club. The playground was [...]

BBBS launches 100 Men in 100 Days initiative

BBBS launches 100 Men in 100 Days initiative

Over the next 100 days – April 17 through July 26 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida is hoping to recruit 100 male mentors to volunteer in the lives of 100 local boys. The need for male mentors is urgent, says Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida CEO Paula Shell: [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gaetz leads floor debate for adoption incentives, repeal of gay adoption ban

Gaetz leads floor debate for adoption incentives, repeal of gay adoption ban

This morning I received a text from Ryan Wiggins, political strategist and regular guest on Pensacola Speaks. She was watching the Florida Senate debate on a bill that restored cash incentives for state workers who adopt children in Florida's foster-care system, especially children with special [...]

Big day for Charlotte’s Web

Big day for Charlotte’s Web

Legislative Update by Realm of Caring Florida: SB1030 also known as the "Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014" was passed by the Florida legislature last session and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott on June 16, 2014. The bill stated that physicians should have been able to order [...]

PYP hires Operations Director

PYP hires Operations Director

Sophia Young has been hired as the Operations Director for the Pensacola Young Professionals. From the press release: "Sophia is a Pensacola native, having been born and raised here and returning after school. She earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of West Florida. She [...]

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