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Economic Impact of Gulf Coast Diplomacy Council

February 28, 2015

Six members of the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council recently returned from Washington, D.C., where they attended a meeting sponsored by the U.S. Department of State focusing on citizen diplomacy. Executive Director Jena Melancon co-chaired the…

Politics

Life in the Florida Senate Thunderdome

February 28, 2015

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Pension reform. Gambling. Pot. Alcohol wars. Many of this legislative session’s thorniest issues — and more — rest in the hands of Sen. Rob Bradley, a laid-back junior…

News

Hovind federal trial starts next week

February 27, 2015

Kent Hovind, the founder of Creation Science Evangelism and the defunct Dinosaur Adventure Land, will be back in Federal Court before Judge Casey Rodgers next week. In 2008, Hovind was found guilty of 58 counts of…

News

FAF joins lawsuit against Scott and Florida Cabinet

February 27, 2015

Press release: Last week, Barbara Petersen, president of Florida’s First Amendment Foundation, sent an open letter to Governor Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet. In her letter, Petersen took note that Mr. Willie Meggs,…

Escambia County

Grover sends viewpoint on flag debate

February 27, 2015

From Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson: Recently in talking with a citizen I mentioned the County spends over $300-million annually on its budget with little to no comments from the public. However, four pieces of cloth…

Business

Big bucks involved in Net Neutrality issue

February 27, 2015

This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a proposed change to net neutrality rules outlined by commission chairman Tom Wheeler. These new rules reclassify the Internet as a Title II public utility, which would effectively…