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Viewpoint: Florida Democrats Should Change the Rules, Again

Viewpoint: Florida Democrats Should Change the Rules, Again

By Kevin Cate Richard Nixon helped end, but can still save the Florida Democratic Party. It’s no secret that Florida Democrats have yet to figure out how to increase voter turnout during midterm elections. That’s why, despite Democratic voter registration advantages, Republicans have [...]

Local hospitals could lose millions without Medicaid expansion

Local hospitals could lose millions without Medicaid expansion

Florida’s non-profit and charity medical facilities that serve low income uninsured face a loss of almost $2 billion in annual revenue when the state’s Low-Income Pool Program (LIP) is scheduled to end June 30, 2015. The impact on hospitals in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will be over [...]

VA Secretary announces major reorganization #itsabouttime

VA Secretary announces major reorganization  #itsabouttime

On November 10, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald sent a message to all VA employees that he plans to reorganize the VA. The message followed his In an interview with CBS' “60 Minutes” on Sunday in which McDonald said as many as 1,000 VA employees workers may be [...]

Police arrest report on man found dead in jail gives more details

Police arrest report on man found dead in jail gives more details

James Beacher Brumley, age 48, was found dead on the night of Sunday, Nov. 2 in the Escambia County Jail. It appeared to be a suicide, but the county is awaiting the Medical Examiner's determination. Brumley was arrested five days earlier by the Pensacola Police. Inweekly obtained a copy of his [...]

Committee whittles list down to six for County Corrections Director job

Committee whittles list down to six for County Corrections Director job

The selection review committee met yesterday to determine the top candidates to replace Gordon Pike, Escambia County's head of corrections. Pike retires next week and has been under scrutiny since the county's Central Booking and Detention facility exploded on April 30. He was in DROP - Deferred [...]

Taylor pre-files for Escambia Superintendent of Schools

Long-time Escambia County educator Jim Taylor has pre-filed for Escambia County Superintendent of Schools. Taylor is running as a Republican and the election will be held in 2016. “I think now is the time we start placing children first in education; more must be done than what is currently [...]

Facebook, the new medium for political advertising

Facebook, the new medium for political advertising

Ben Smith of BuzzFeed sees Facebook as the new medium for political advertising. "Facebook is on the cusp - and I suspect 2016 will be the year this becomes clear - of replacing television advertising as the place where American elections are fought and won," Smith wrote. "The vast new network [...]

Coffee Party meets on Big Money Corruption in Government, Nov. 17

Coffee Party meets on Big Money Corruption in Government, Nov. 17

Pensacola Area Coffee Party, League of Women Voters of the Pensacola Bay Area and Northwest Florida Move To Amend are hosting a dinner and panel discussion on "Big Money" corruption on national, state and local politics. The event is 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Franco’s Italian Restaurant, 523 [...]

Jeb Bush, 2016 presidential candidate? It’s 50-50

Jeb Bush, 2016 presidential candidate?  It’s 50-50

In an interview Sunday on “Face the Nation,” former President George W. Bush put the chances of his brother, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, running in 2016 for president at “50-50.” Jeb Bush was very popular in Northwest Florida. His name has been batted around for a possible [...]

Florida Weekend Roundup: The Election is finally over

Florida Weekend Roundup: The Election is finally over

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The national clock-cleaning that Republicans administered to Democrats in this week's midterm elections reached into Florida, helping carry Gov. Rick Scott to victory over former Gov. Charlie Crist, his Democratic challenger, and strengthening the [...]

Mississippi Corrections official arrested for bribery, involving no-bid contracts

Mississippi Corrections official arrested for bribery, involving no-bid contracts

Chris Epps, the head of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, has been indicted for allegedly passing out public contracts with his department in exchange for kickbacks—"taking more than $1 million in bribes and kickbacks over the last eight years in exchange for hundreds of millions of [...]

Florida Cannabis Coalition says the end of cannabis prohibition is imminent

Florida Cannabis Coalition says the end of cannabis prohibition is imminent

Florida Cannabis Coalition’s founder Tom Quigley sent out this response to the defeat of Amendment 2 - Medical Marijuana: I know a lot of you are hurting today. I know I am. Above all else, Amendment 2 was about the patients. I feel for them the most. For the parents and children I have met [...]

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