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Pensacola

City Employee and Police pensions graded D

September 26, 2014

A report released Thursday by the LeRoy Collins Institute said local-government pension plans continue to place a significant burden on municipalities across Florida. The report evaluated 151 local pension plans, including the city of Pensacola general…

Pensacola

Women candidates to speak Sept. 30

September 26, 2014

Six of nine women candidates running for office in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will bring their campaign messages to the Women’s Civic Forum on Tuesday, September 30, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event will be…

Caring

Charlotte’s Web hearing set for October

September 25, 2014

An administrative law judge has scheduled a hearing for mid-October in combined challenges to the Florida Department of Health’s plan for carrying out a new medical-marijuana law. Judge W. David Watkins last week set the hearing…

Education

State of UWF: Bense calls for unity

September 25, 2014

University of West Florida President Judy Bense presented the 2014 State of the University address on Wednesday in which called on the faculty, staff and students to join together to meet the challenges facing the university.…

Education

Viewpoint: FSU president search a farce

September 25, 2014

By Diane Roberts, Context Florida And in Florida State University news: the Heisman-winning quarterback is a clueless brat with a million-dollar arm and a five-cent head; the feds are investigating our handling of sexual assault accusations;…

Business

Florida TaxWatch bullish on Northwest Florida

September 25, 2014

In its September report, Florida TaxWatch, the nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute, recognizes the efforts to diversify our economy in the Panhandle. “Florida is experiencing increased investment in all regions of the state, and as new…

Pensacola

Political Forum for State House and Congress tomorrow

September 24, 2014

On Thursday, September 25th, 11:15 am – 1 pm, Women for Responsible Legislation will be hosting a political forum at Pensacola City Hall with candidates running for Florida State Representative, and for Congress. These forums are…

Entertainment

Redneck Christmas parade cancelled, too trashy

September 24, 2014

NorthEscambia.com reports the Chumuckla Athletic Association has cancelled its annual Redneck Christmas Parade, the proceeds of which were used to purchase the gifts for needy children in the Chumuckla community. Each child received about $100 worth…

Entertainment

Paddle through the Past: Deadman’s Island, Sept. 28

September 24, 2014

The Destination Archaeology Resource Center (DARC) and Pensacola Paddlesport are partnering to create a guided archaeology kayak of Deadman’s Island in Gulf Breeze. This two-hour long paddle and hike will focus on the history and archaeology…

Jail Politics

County murmurs

September 24, 2014

Last night the Escambia Board of County Commissioners approved its 2014-15 budget. At request of a commissioner (mostly likely Gene Valentino), the Escambia County Sheriff’s budget request for $750,000 for additional deputies was voted on separately.…