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The battle for Charlotte’s Web

June marks the anniversary of when Gov. Rick Scott signed the Compassionate Cannabis Care Act, which legalized Charlotte's Web. This week's cover story investigates why patients still can't receive it. Read The Faces of Cannabis.

DOH releases official statement on Charlotte’s Web ruling

DOH releases official statement on Charlotte’s Web ruling

The Florida Department of Health released the following statement today upon the announcement of the Administrative Law Judge’s ruling on the challenge to the low-THC cannabis rule. “Today’s ruling allows the department to move forward with implementing the Compassionate Medical Cannabis [...]

Breaking News: Judge throws out last Charlotte’s Web challenge

Breaking News: Judge throws out last Charlotte’s Web challenge

Judge W. David Watkins has thrown out the last challenge against the rules established by the Florida Department of Health for Charlotte's Web. The application period for the five licenses allowing nurseries to grow low-THC marijuana and dispense medicinal oil prepared from the plants will begin in [...]

Escambia County Hungry Games begin June 1

Escambia County Hungry Games begin June 1

The end of the school year means that 24,000 children in Escambia County will be searching for food over the next two and a half months. Escambia County will help fill the gap with its summer camp program. Press Release: Children ages 5-12 are invited to join Escambia County’s Department of [...]

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic opens today

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic opens today

The Barbara Grice Memorial Spay & Neuter Clinic at the Pensacola Humane Society opened today. Executive Director Sarah Humlie stated that the project was the dream of the late Barbara Grice, former board president and dedicated volunteer of the Humane Society, who was determined to find a [...]

League elects new state president

League elects new state president

The League of Women Voters over the weekend elected a new leader - Pamela Goodman, a former Palm Beach County League President and businesswoman. She succeeds Deirdre Macnab, whose term expired. Goodman was previously vice president of the state League. She is a former President/CEO of Limited [...]

Farm Share and Representative Mike Hill host free food distribution for Pensacola area needy families tomorrow

Farm Share and Representative Mike Hill host free food distribution for Pensacola area needy families tomorrow

Farm Share is partnering with Rep. Mike Hill to sponsor a free food distribution on 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Brownsville Assembly of God, located at 3100 West De Soto St. Families in need of nutritious food will be provided Farm Share food bags free of charge. Each household will [...]

A Better Way to Give debuts at council workshop

A Better Way to Give debuts at council workshop

A city council workshop was held Monday to discuss the issue of homeless people in Pensacola and how they should be handled. As of right now, there are ordinances that prohibit people from “camping” in public areas, like parks and under the I-10 interstate, as well as “panhandling”, which [...]

Around the state, leaders take action on NY Times report

Around the state, leaders take action on NY Times report

Yesterday, we reported that Escambia County is one of the worst counties in the nation for children of poor families as they try to move out of poverty. The county ranked 47th...from the bottom. Leaders in other Florida counties have reacted to the study and have called for action. A study [...]

KidsFest on May 9 to Support The Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart

KidsFest on May 9 to Support The Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart

Press Release: The Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart will benefit from funds raised during KidsFest, a celebration of children, on Saturday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sam’s Fun City in Pensacola. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $30 on the day of the event, with $5 from each ticket [...]

Guy Harvey Brings Fine Art and Lionfish Awareness to Pensacola

Guy Harvey Brings Fine Art and Lionfish Awareness to Pensacola

Press Release: Famed artist and marine conservationist, Dr. Guy Harvey, will be in Pensacola May 15-17 to kick off his art exhibit at the Pensacola Museum of Art. Harvey will also spend time at the first annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (LRAD) on Saturday. The free lionfish festival will [...]

NY Times: Escambia County is among worst counties in U.S. for children in poor families

NY Times: Escambia County is among worst counties in U.S. for children in poor families

The New York Times reports that if you’re poor and live in the Pensacola area, it’s better to be in Okaloosa County. In fact, the younger you are when you move to Okaloosa, the better you will do on average. Children who move at earlier ages are less likely to become single parents, more likely [...]

Derby at the Shul and Live Art auction this Sunday

Derby at the Shul and Live Art auction this Sunday

This Kentucky Derby-inspired fundraiser benefits B'Nai Israel Synagogue and TIP (Trauma Intervention Program). It's Sunday 2- 5 p.m. at B'nai Israel Synagogue. Admission $20 for adults, $10 children 6-13 years. Admission includes food and two drinks in souvenir cup. Read more.

Save the Ella Jordan House

Save the Ella Jordan House

Locals have been working to save and restore the Ella Jordan House, which was built around 1890. It is located at the corner of LaRua and C streets. Mrs. Ella L. Jordan founded the City of Pensacola’s Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc. The house was once a neighborhood gathering spot [...]

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