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Mayor moves disparity plan to the FastPass lane

August 27, 2014

Four years ago the Pensacola City Council approved Mayor Ashton Hayward’s recommendation to hire MGT of America to perform a full disparity study to review disparities in the distribution of city expenditures and to recommend “legally…

2014 Election

No Surprises in Governor’s race

August 27, 2014

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Republican incumbent Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist are headed for a November battle of the governors after both easily sailed through Tuesday’s primary elections. The race between…

Escambia County

Seven Lessons from Underhill victory

August 27, 2014

1. Doug Underhill may have said it best at his campaign celebration last night. “This victory is a message that the people of Escambia County will not tolerate dirty politics.” For weeks, the voters in District…

News

Underhill wins

August 26, 2014

Apparently Lamar Brazwell’s poll was wrong. Doug Underhill is new commissioner for District 2, 2,785 (62.5%) to 1,672 (37.5%). All precincts reported. Note: There will be a general election against the Democratic primary winner, Deb Moore,…

Politics

DJJ cancels service with controversial Santa Rosa provider

August 26, 2014

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice has canceled a contract with a controversial operator of a 40-bed residential facility in Santa Rosa County, with potentially far-reaching implications for…