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Inweekly 2009: The Domestic Violence Epidemic

Inweekly 2009: The Domestic Violence Epidemic

Sue Hand, director of the Northwest Florida Favor House, shared with me in early 2009 that one in four women in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties would be domestically abused at some point. Inweekly took on the story. The cover -- artwork by our art director Samantha Crooke -- created a [...]

For Scott, conversations with Cabinet were ‘good’, those with Black Caucus not so much

For Scott, conversations with Cabinet were ‘good’, those with Black Caucus not so much

Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet members approved on Tuesday new steps to review the work of agencies they jointly oversee, while also agreeing to extend the time for the Office of Insurance Regulation, the Office of Financial Regulation and the Department of Revenue to respond and offer input into [...]

PS: City Council approved new city attorney

On Pensacola Speaks, Councilman Charles Bare said that Lysia Bowling was approved last night as the new city attorney. The item was an agenda add-on.

PS today: Charlotte’s Web, City Council and New Jail

PS today: Charlotte’s Web, City Council and New Jail

The slate of interviews on today's Pensacola Speaks includes Tallahassee insider Ryan Wiggins on Charlotte's Web, Pensacola City Councilman Charles Bare on the surprises at last night's council meeting, and Commissioner Lumon May on the progress on the new jail. Pensacola Speaks airs weekdays [...]

Santa Rosa County Commissioner charged with Sunshine violation

Santa Rosa County Commissioner charged with Sunshine violation

State Attorney Bill Eddins has charged Santa Rosa County Commissioner Bob Cole with a non-criminal violation of the Government-in-Sunshine Law. It is punishable by a fine not exceeding $500. Cole is a member of the Milton Downtown Redevelopment Advisory Board. Prior to a Jan. 15 meeting, he [...]

Pensacola Speaks podcast: Sheriff says shooting may be tied to teen gang

Pensacola Speaks podcast: Sheriff says shooting may be tied to teen gang

Sheriff David Morgan said on Pensacola Speaks yesterday that a recent homicide where the victim was burned beyond recognition may be gang-related. At approximately 4:00 am last Friday, deputies responded to the area of N Street and St. Catherine’s Avenue for a vehicle fire. Upon arrival the [...]

NAACP never approved Hawthorne ‘compromise’ letter

NAACP never approved Hawthorne ‘compromise’ letter

At the commission's Committee of the Whole, Charles Thornton, president of the Pensacola branch of the NAACP, told the Board of County Commissioners that his board never approved the letter sent by George Hawthorne asking for the BCC to give $25,000 for “Bank On Escambia” [...]

Pensacola Speaks: Sheriff David Morgan and Florida Water Advocates

Pensacola Speaks: Sheriff David Morgan and Florida Water Advocates

On Pensacola Speaks this afternoon, Sheriff David Morgan will stop by the studio in the first half hour. Lee Killinger and Frank Bernardino of Florida Water Advocates will call-in during the second half hour to discuss House and Senate comprehensive water bills. We will also get an update on [...]

Prison investigators silenced by ‘upper level management’

Prison investigators silenced by ‘upper level management’

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Testifying under oath Tuesday before a Senate panel, current and former Department of Corrections investigators --- including the sheriff of Gulf County --- said they were ordered by the inspector general's office to quash cases that could embarrass the [...]

City Council agenda cut to 30 items for Thursday meeting

City Council agenda cut to 30 items for Thursday meeting

The Pensacola City Council has moved 19 items from its March 12 regular meeting to a special meeting on Thursday. March 26. What will be discussed tomorrow? The Council staff and furnishings Panhandling Restriction for Bayfront Pkwy and 17th Avenue intersections Repeal of two of the [...]

What happened Friday in Tallahassee

What happened Friday in Tallahassee

STATE CAPITAL BRIEFS (AFTERNOON EDITION): FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015 THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA GARDINER GETS BEHIND HEALTH COVERAGE PLAN Pointing to a need to provide affordable health care to low-income residents, Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, sent a memo to senators touting a plan [...]

Inweekly 2011:Pensacola’s Black Exodus

Inweekly 2011:Pensacola’s Black Exodus

The Loss of a Professional Class By Scott Satterwhite “If there were opportunities for me, I would love to return to Pensacola,” said LaRuby May, an African-American lawyer now living in Washington, D.C. May was born and raised in Pensacola and left her hometown to go to Eckerd College [...]

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