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Panhandling law passed, but are we enabling it

February 6, 2015

Panhandling, homelessness and what can government do about them were topics of discussion yesterday for the Escambia Board of County Commissioners. The BCC did pass a stricter Panhandling ordinance that updated prohibitions in Community Redevelopment Areas…

Politics

PPD written procedures for body cameras

February 5, 2015

Here are the written policies and procedures on how the Pensacola Police Department will deploy body cameras. The General Order was issued Tuesday, Feb. 3. PURPOSE The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for…

Escambia County

Robinson will withdraw Open Container ordinance

February 5, 2015

After hearing from his fellow commissioners this morning at the board’s agenda review session, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson said he will withdraw the proposed Open Container ordinance that was up for a vote this afternoon.…

Pensacola

Pensacola Police will now wear body cameras

February 5, 2015

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced today that Pensacola Police officers would begin wearing body cameras as part of their regular duty gear. “Pensacola is fortunate to have what I believe is one of the finest police…

Politics

2016 Florida Ballot: Rights Restoration Amendment

February 5, 2015

Sara Latshaw, Director for American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Florida—Northwest Region, stopped me earlier this week to talk about the ACLU initiative to restore the rights for people who have been convicted of felonies and…

Caring

Florida has over 1.3 million signed up for Obamacare

February 4, 2015

Nearly 7.5 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled through the HealthCare.gov platform as of Jan. 30, 2015, including 1,339,791 in Florida. Today’s Weekly Enrollment Snapshot for the first time also includes people who…

Business

PYP looks for Operations Director

February 4, 2015

The Pensacola Young Professionals (PYP) are looking for an Operations Director to supports the overall strategic plans and operational duties of the organization. Here is the job description: PYP – Operations Director Job Description 2015.…

Politics

Valentino complaint against Chief Deputy dismissed

February 4, 2015

The Florida Commission on Ethics has dismissed an ethics complaint filed by former County Commissioner Gene Valentino against Escambia County Chief Deputy Eric Haines. Valentino had been upset that Haines would not comply with his request…

Education

UWF Football celebrates first ever signing day

February 4, 2015

The University of West Florida football program, led by head coach Pete Shinnick, will formally announce its first signing class on Wednesday, Feb. 4. Media are invited to attend a press conference that day at 3…