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Homes damaged in April floods still waiting for help

February 9, 2015

On Friday, Feb. 6, Mollye Barrows of Pensacola Today, WUWF News Director Sandra Everhart and I toured Shantytown, Attucks Court, Tanyard, Warrington and Brownsville with Bob Lupton, author of “Toxic Charity: How Nonprofits Hurt Those They…

Politics

Cohen named new city planner for Key West

February 6, 2015

Thaddeus Cohen, the former Community Development director of the city of Pensacola, has been hired as the city planning director for Key West. His annual salary is $122,500, and will report for work on March 30.…

Caring

Has Big Pharma derailed Charlotte’s Web regs

February 6, 2015

That is the question that one concerned parent asked me yesterday. This time last year our newspaper and thousands of parents with kids battling severe forms of epilepsy were pushing the Florida Legislature to pass a…

Caring Politics

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.…