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Toastmasters picks most buzzworthy speeches of 2015

December 9, 2015

Whether it was David Letterman signing off on the Late Show for the final time or Caitlyn Jenner accepting an award recognizing her courage, the most discussed and shared presentations of the year were thought-provoking, emotional and inspiring. After viewing hundreds of contenders, Toastmasters International considers the following…

Environment

EPA Superfund needs financial stability

December 9, 2015

Center for Health, Environment & Justice has called for Congress to reinstitute its “polluter’s pay fees” to give the EPA Superfund the financial stability to cleanup toxic sites around the country. One such site that could…

Business

Uber has a battle in Florida Senate

December 9, 2015

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Senate isn’t ready to match a House proposal that would prevent local governments from regulating popular app-based transportation services, such as Uber and Lyft. Senate President Andy…

Business

No Fix for Hicks

December 8, 2015

The nut of the issue lay in Pensacola City Councilman P.C. Wu’s primary reason for not wanting to tinker too much with the city’s efforts to sell a piece of Government Street property. “Because Mr. Hicks…

Pensacola

Mayor pushes council to decide about its staff

December 8, 2015

Though the Pensacola City Council eventually decided to place the mayoral add-on onto its agenda for Wednesday, some members initially raised concerns about the request to layout designs for future staffing needs. Newly-elected council President Charles…

Business

Send in Rising Star nominations

December 7, 2015

We are looking for Rising Stars. To qualify for the award, the nominee must live, work or go to school in Escambia or Santa Rosa counties and be younger than age 35 as of 12/31/15. He/she…

Business

State decision on Uber drivers appealed

December 7, 2015

A former Uber driver is appealing a decision last week by Gov. Rick Scott’s administration that drivers for the app-based transportation company should be considered independent contractors instead of employees. Darrin McGillis filed a notice Friday…

Entertainment

White Christmas comes to Pensacola

December 7, 2015

Press release: Pensacola is going to have a white Christmas this year and we’re not talking about snow or the sandy white beaches. Pensacola Little Theatre is closing out the 2015 calendar year with the production…