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Caring Health Politics

Report on healthcare town hall

July 14, 2017

By Sammy Sontag INWEEKLY Indivisible Northwest Florida presented a Healthcare Town Hall meeting featuring the group’s founder, Vickie Neapolitan-Scott, and Dr. Jennifer Zimmerman at the J. Earle Bowden Building in downtown Pensacola on July 12. The…

Politics

Voters remain concerned as data request put on hold

July 12, 2017

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Local elections officials are trying to talk voters out of unregistering, as privacy concerns continue to mount in response to a special commission created by President Donald Trump.…

Pensacola

Downtown resurfacing should end in August

July 12, 2017

Pensacola City Administrator Eric Olson told the City Council at its July 10 Agenda Review that downtown resurfacing will be completed by Aug. 8. One of the most difficult areas, Main Street, began resurfacing on July…

Escambia County

County Jail: Feeding the Beast

July 12, 2017

Escambia County’s property tax revenues have risen $17.96 million over the past four years – a 20.2-percent increase. Why don’t you feel any benefit from that significant increase? You only have to examine the detention budget…

Pensacola

Buzz: Hayward courting black leaders

July 11, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward has asked Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn to help set up face-to-face meetings with leaders in the city’s African American community. Hayward ignored the black voters during his 2014 campaign and held no political…

Escambia County

Escambia County Jail: Thunderdome 2017

July 11, 2017

According to numbers given to Inweekly yesterday, the Escambia County Main Jail had 1,011 prisoners on July 10 in a facility built in the mid-1980s to house only 798 inmates–127-percent of its capacity. Prisoners are doubled…

Escambia County

Jail: Black Hole of Escambia County Budget (update)

July 11, 2017

For the past two months, Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill has decried a projected $9-million shortfall in the county’s FY 2018 budget. The problem isn’t the Century Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast African American Chamber, Escambia…

Education Politics

Santa Rosa teachers win pay dispute

July 10, 2017

From Rhonda Chavers, president of Santa Rosa Professional Educators: On May 11, 2017 there was an impasse hearing between the Santa Rosa County School Board and Santa Rosa Professional Educators (SRPE). The process has been lengthy…

Pensacola Politics

Indivisible town hall July 12

July 10, 2017

Indivisible NWFL is organizing a healthcare town hall to educate and inform people about the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act. There’s a lot of partisan talk about Congress’s work to repeal and replace the Affordable Care…