Backroom Briefing: A better shot for pot?

April 1, 2016

Weekly political notes from The News Service of Florida By BRANDON LARRABEE AND JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Floridians overwhelmingly favor medical marijuana. Again. Just two years after a push for a constitutional amendment…

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FL Chamber honor Rep. Matt Gaetz

March 31, 2016

Just weeks after lawmakers ended the 2016 Legislative Session, the Florida Chamber today announced that Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Shalimar) is one of the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Distinguished Advocates for his commitment to championing pro-jobs,…


UPS Stores host Shred Day 2016, April 23

March 31, 2016

Tax season is almost over and it is now time to dispose of receipts, pay stubs and important documents from years past and not worry about taxes until next year. To help with cleaning the office…

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Stafford to get a raise

March 31, 2016

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA County supervisors of elections will see their salaries rise, under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Rick Scott. Without comment, Scott’s office announced that he had…


Pensacola Speaks: Communist Cuba

March 30, 2016

Last week, Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, the son and grandson of Cuba refugees, talked about President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba. He said the visit angered many in the Miami area. He said on “Pensacola…


Official press release on Josh Fox screening

March 30, 2016

Academy Award Nominated Director Josh Fox and Pensacola’s own Aria Beck Doe are screening in Pensacola in support of the challenges Pensacola and the Northwest region faces with Climate Change Impacts like the recent tornados, alternative…


Hawkshaw Development still a touchy subject

March 30, 2016

Want to start a debate at City Hall? Just ask Pensacola citizens what should be built on the 1.8-acre, city-owned Hawkshaw property. Renowned design firm Urban Design Associates asked for public input on the property that…


Scott, Atwater split over insurance commissioner

March 30, 2016

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The state has resumed its search for a new insurance commissioner after Gov. Rick Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater could not reach agreement Tuesday. Atwater recommended…