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Scott wants more agency changes

January 21, 2015

By JIM TURNER AND MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater wants the state Cabinet to reconsider how it handled the controversial change in leadership at the Florida Department of Law…

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Viewpoint: ‘We the public are people too’

January 21, 2015

By Ryan Barnett Tension is in the air. Largely thanks to the virility of social media, law enforcement and the public seem to be gazing at each other even more suspiciously than usual. One Gulf Breeze…

Environment

Road to Resiliency continues Thursday night

January 21, 2015

Escambia County and the city of Pensacola slowly, methodically and deliberately move ahead with their stormwater management plans and projects to prevent, or at least mitigate, another disaster like the one we had in April 2014.…

News Pensacola

City fire pension nearly fully funded

January 20, 2015

Richard Grover, a member of the city of Pensacola fire pension board, passed on to Inweekly the latest actuarial report on the fire pension. The plan is 94.58 percent funded, an amazing statistic considering how much…

Politics

Context Florida: Baileygate takes an ominous turn

January 20, 2015

By Dan Gelber Baileygate took a foul turn Sunday from bad political optics to something much more ominous. And the Florida Cabinet and Legislature need to respond accordingly. Longtime cop and FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey was…

Business

Silver Airways starts low cost flights to Jacksonville

January 19, 2015

Starting March 19, 2015, Silver Airways is launching nonstop service between Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) and Pensacola International Airport (PNS). The introductory fare is $69 The flights will operate on weekdays Monday through Friday with continuing…

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Scott’s pick for state GOP chairman rejected

January 19, 2015

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA In a surprising setback for Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican Party of Florida’s executive committee voted Saturday to unseat Chairwoman Leslie Dougher, instead elevating state Rep. Blaise Ingoglia…

Escambia County Pensacola

Stormwater workshop set for Jan. 22

January 16, 2015

The City of Pensacola and Escambia County will hold a joint public workshop to discuss stormwater management within the Pensacola Bay Basin, and information regarding flood mitigation options and their associated costs and benefits. The City…