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Affordable Care Act Navigator Office Hours

Affordable Care Act Navigator Office Hours

The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF), a state licensed and federally certified provider of in-person Navigation assistance for Floridians wanting to shop and enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace, will be holding open office hours throughout the state this week. November 15 marked the [...]

BP seeks reduction in oil spill fines #nosurprise

BP seeks reduction in oil spill fines   #nosurprise

BP asked Federal Judge Carl Barbier on Friday to cap its potential oil-spill pollution fines at a maximum of $12.3 billion. Prosecutors have said BP could owe up to $18 billion per EPA rules that trigger fines up to $4,300 per barrel for the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The Coast Guard has set [...]

Every County District has ALICE households

ALICE households – those that live above the Federal Poverty Level , but less than the basic cost of living in Escambia – are spread throughout our community. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The bare-minimum budget – that doesn’t include savings and leaves a [...]

FL Democrats form committee to figure out comeback… Mirrors banned from meetings

FL Democrats form committee to figure out comeback… Mirrors banned from meetings

The Florida Democratic Party announced the creation the LEAD (Leadership Expansion to Advance Democrats) Task Force, which will "work to retool and strengthen the Party’s brand, bolster candidate recruitment efforts, and improve field and outreach performance heading into the pivotal 2016 [...]

The Ultimate Post Mortem on Scott vs. Crist

The Ultimate Post Mortem on Scott vs. Crist

Peter Schorsch, founder of SaintPetersBlog.com, has published his list of 16 reasons why Charlie Crist lost to Rick Scott. Here are six that caught my attention: 1. Crist's 'lost November' - The decision by Crist to announce his campaign on November 4, 2013 (a personal one made by Crist who [...]

GOP turnout overwhelmed Crist

GOP turnout overwhelmed Crist

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Democrats' plans to take down Republican Gov. Rick Scott --- a hated figure on the left --- were relatively straightforward: Run charismatic former Gov. Charlie Crist, and fire up the turnout machine that helped President Barack Obama carry the [...]

Seville Quarter and Studers partner on the Q, a free Downtown Lunch trolley

Seville Quarter and Studers partner on the Q, a free Downtown Lunch trolley

The private sector has joined forces to make lunch time in Downtown Pensacola a little easier. Yesterday Jack Williams of Seville Quarter, along with Quint and Rishy Studer, began providing a free trolley service for the downtown area. Its route will be in the shape of the letter Q. The press [...]

Breaking news: Jail death reported

Breaking news: Jail death reported

A death occurred at the Escambia County Main Jail last night. The public information office is reporting the death of white male prisoner, age 48, happened at 10:45 p.m. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office is investigating. Name of the victim and cause of death will be released [...]

Firefighters Union endorses Sherri Myers

Firefighters Union endorses Sherri Myers

Incumbent Sherri Myers has received the endorsement of the Pensacola Firefighters Union for the Pensacola City Council, District 2 seat. Myers issued the following statement: I am honored and deeply touch to have the endorsement of the Pensacola Professional Firefighters Local 707 for my [...]

Campaign Finance Reports: Hayward buys up radio and tv

Campaign Finance Reports: Hayward buys up radio and tv

You can expect to see and hear more from Mayor Ashton Hayward. His latest campaign finance report shows that he has paid for $35,000 for radio and television advertising. Total spent $51,525.25 in week. His opponent, Donna Clark, spent $1038 during the same week. Campaign Treasurer's Report [...]

BP announces big discovery in Gulf

BP announces big discovery in Gulf

BP announced yesterday an oil discovery at the Guadalupe prospect in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The discovery well, on Keathley Canyon Block 10, was drilled by operator Chevron on behalf of the Guadalupe co-owners. The well encountered significant oil pay in Paleogene age Wilcox [...]

Pensacola Chamber supports LOST referendum

Pensacola Chamber supports LOST referendum

On behalf of the Greater Pensacola Chamber, I would like to share our support for the half-cent sales tax extension related to the proposed construction of three new public schools in Escambia County, Fla. The growth of our business community is directly linked to the success of our local school [...]

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