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Breaking News: Special Session set for October

July 28, 2015

Florida lawmakers will hold a special session in October to redraw Senate districts, Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli announced Tuesday afternoon. The special session is scheduled from Oct. 19 through Nov. 6…

Politics

Pensacola Speaks: Andy Marlette @ 5:30

July 27, 2015

PNJ Andy Marlette will be my guest today on News Talk 1370 WCOA’s “Pensacola Speaks.” We’ll talk about his Sunday cartoon and his column: “The Official Pop Song of Pensacola.” Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk…

Environment

Help coming to restore Pensacola oyster beds

July 27, 2015

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $4.4 million to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to implement the Oyster Cultch Placement project that will restore oyster beds in Apalachicola, Pensacola and St.…

Business Pensacola

Status of Maritime Park, Post-Studers

July 27, 2015

What’s next for the Community Maritime Park? Several questions need to be answered before the city puts the parcels back on the market. 1. Who markets the remaining eight parcels at the park? The CMPA Board…

Entertainment

Local Races Form 850 Bridge Run Series

July 26, 2015

Bushwacker 5K, Bridge to Bridge 5K, and Double Bridge Run The Pensacola Sports Association (PSA), in partnership with the Capt’n Fun Runners (Bushwacker 5K) and the Bridge to Bridge 5K, is pleased to announce the three…

Politics

Effort forming to push for open-government protections

July 25, 2015

Worried that lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott’s administration are chipping away at Florida’s open-government laws, a coalition of groups is being formed to try to “push back,” a leader of the effort said Thursday. Barbara Petersen,…

2016 Election

Jeb has double-digit lead in Florida poll

July 25, 2015

Former Gov. Jeb Bush has “separated himself” from other Republican presidential candidates in Florida, leading all of them by double digits, according to a Mason-Dixon Florida Poll released Friday. The poll, conducted Monday through Thursday, said…

Pensacola

Hayward sends staff on road trip to New York and D.C.

July 25, 2015

In his latest “Upwords” newsletter, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward said that his Constituent Services team, the group that manages the city’s automated citizen complaint system (Pensacola 311), recently visited 311 operations in New York and Washington,…