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2016 Election

GOP presidential field expands

May 4, 2015

Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and Tea Party favorite, announced on Sunday. Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, is expected to jump in today. Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, is expected to announced on…

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Derby at the Shul and Live Art auction this Sunday

May 1, 2015

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…

Politics

Matt Gaetz tweet gets him in trouble

May 1, 2015

GAETZ APOLOGIZES FOR CONTROVERSIAL TWEET State Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, apologized Friday for a Twitter post that drew criticism about possible racial overtones. The controversy started Thursday when Gaetz tweeted about a lawsuit filed…

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Save the Ella Jordan House

May 1, 2015

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…

Caring Jail

Escambia County: No place for heroes (video)

May 1, 2015

Escambia County employee Kelley Bradford went to work April 30, 2014. Her workplace – Central Booking and Detention Center – was flooded, and several of her co-workers complained of the smell of gas. While others chose…

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Senate scuttles Conscience Protection bill

April 30, 2015

A controversial bill that would allow private adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples appears ready to die Friday with the end of the regular legislative session. House members passed the so-called “conscience…

Environment Politics

Hayward revisits Piedmont Road

April 30, 2015

As better weather sparkled across the freshly laid blacktop, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward thought back to last year. “I can remember Chief Simmons picking me up and driving through the city,” Hayward said. “When I showed…

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Hear the story of Kelley Bradford

April 30, 2015

On Pensacola Speaks, Inweekly reporter T.S. Strickland talks about his exclusive interview with hero Kelley Bradford, who Escambia County will honor next week and then fire. Kelley’s daughter called after the Strickland interview Then I gave…