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What is your Pensacola area bucket list

What is your Pensacola area bucket list

It has been a long week. Let's have some fun on Pensacola Speaks. Email (rick@inweekly), tweet (@routzen, post here or call in this afternoon (478-3116) a few of the items that should be on everyone's bucket list for this area. For example, watch a Blue Angels practice at NAS Pensacola or kiss [...]

Counties and DJJ claim victory in reimbursement battle

Counties and DJJ claim victory in reimbursement battle

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Both the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and 27 counties challenging the agency are claiming victory over a judge's ruling in a long-running dispute about the costs of detaining juvenile offenders. Either way, it could affect pending [...]

Email our state representatives about Charlotte’s Web. Time is running out.

Email our state representatives about Charlotte’s Web. Time is running out.

On Pensacola Speaks, I asked listeners to email our Florida State Reps and ask them to work with the Florida Senate to pass a bill that would get Charlotte's Web in the hands of families. Here are the email addresses of our three representatives and a pdf of all the members. Clay Ingram [...]

New poll gives Rubio slight lead over Bush, but all GOP hopefuls trail Clinton

New poll gives Rubio slight lead over Bush, but all GOP hopefuls trail Clinton

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida wins the support of 15 percent of Republican primary voters and runs best against Democrat Hillary Clinton, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. The former secretary of state tops the Democratic field with 60 percent and leads top [...]

Long-Wiggins loses Conditional Medical Release request

Long-Wiggins loses Conditional Medical Release request

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that the Florida Commission on Offender Review denied Pamela Long-Wiggins’ request for a Conditional Medical Release. A request was made to the Commission for Long-Wiggins early release based upon a determination that she is now terminally ill with a [...]

Mike Papantonio inducted into Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Mike Papantonio inducted into Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Mike Papantonio, #1 on the 2014 Power List, was recently inducted into The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, which is hosted by Temple University. Here is his HOF write-up: Mike Papantonio is a senior partner at Levin Papantonio, one of the largest plaintiffs’ law firms in America. He has worked [...]

Gaetz: Suing feds does not solve budget issue

Gaetz: Suing feds does not solve budget issue

Last week, Gov. Rick Scott announced that he will sue the federal government over the Low Income Pool program that is set to expire in June. State Sen. Don Gaetz said a lawsuit will not solve the $2 billion shortfall in the state budget because of the LIP funds going away. "The governor has [...]

Inweekly 2008 Flashback: Beginning of city pension discussion

Inweekly 2008 Flashback: Beginning of city pension discussion

In April 2008, Inweekly investigated the looming pension problem for the City of Pensacola. The general employee and police pensions were eating up nearly all of the city's ad valorem tax revenue. Four years later, Mayor Ashton Hayward--with the help of attorney Rob Larkin, Dave Penzone and John [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Inweekly April 2011 Flashback: 50 Best Places to Eat

Inweekly April 2011 Flashback: 50 Best Places to Eat

At Inweekly, we love to eat. For our 2011 Annual Spring EAT! Issue, our staff, with a little help from some anonymous foodies, have put together the first ever “Top 50 Places to Eat Right Now”–according to us–based on food execution, staff, atmosphere and how the meal quality falls in line [...]

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic for Escambia County opens next month

Pensacola Humane Society reports Pensacola is on its way to becoming a no-kill community with the dedication of the Barbara Grice Memorial Spay & Neuter Clinic at the Pensacola Humane Society on May 18. The public is invited to attend from 11 am–12:30 pm for a ribbon cutting, brief remarks, light [...]

Inweekly 2006 Flashback: Inside the Sex Trade

Inweekly 2006 Flashback: Inside the Sex Trade

From 2005- 2006, State Attorney Bill Eddins' office, the Escambia County and Okaloosa County Sheriff's offices and Florida Department of Law Enforcement began investigating escort services advertising in the Pensacola News Journal, other daily newspapers and telephone books. The result was the [...]

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