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Three years ago, lawmakers begin tinkering with voter registration

Three years ago, lawmakers begin tinkering with voter registration

When the Right to Vote Goes Wrong By Jeremy Morrison Published Feb. 2, 2002 by Jeremy Morrison America’s journey towards a more perfect democracy has been a long, purposeful march. The path has been steep and bloody. Even today, the destination remains illusive on that shrouded [...]

In 2008, Consolidation got on our radar

In 2008, Consolidation got on our radar

The Urge to Merge By Duwayne Escobedo Published Feb. 13, 2008 In 1967, Jacksonville and Duval County moved to consolidate their governments. Three years later in 1970, Pensacola and Escambia County did not. After debate raged almost two and a half years, 84,261 Jacksonville-Duval [...]

Ten Years Ago: Taser abuse drew national attention

Ten Years Ago: Taser abuse drew national attention

Gotcha! Crimefighters' New Toy By Duwayne Escobedo Published Feb. 2, 2005 On the videotape, Randy Koch slouches in a chair in the Escambia County Jail intox room and looks drunk. He curses the Pensacola Police Department Officer Ray McPhail and refuses his request to take a Breathalyzer [...]

IN 2015 Rising Star to lead Institute workshop on preparing for politics, Feb. 28

IN 2015 Rising Star to lead Institute workshop on preparing for politics, Feb. 28

Dr. Jenna Emery, assistant professor of government at UWF and a new Inweekly rising star, will be the lead facilitator at an interactive leadership workshop for women sponsored by the Institute for Women in Politics of Northwest Florida. The event will take place on 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. [...]

Hayward completes loop on pension reform

Hayward completes loop on pension reform

Tonight the Pensacola City Council ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 707, the labor union representing City of Pensacola firefighters. Unlike the contracts with the general employees and police officers’ [...]

On John Batchelor Show tonight, 8:45 pm

On John Batchelor Show tonight, 8:45 pm

I've been invited to be a guest on The John Bachelor Show, which broadcast nationwide from WABC in New York City. His guest co-host will be Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal Editorial Board. The topic will the possible presidential campaigns of Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. You can live stream all [...]

Barker adds Firefighters contract to agenda

Barker adds Firefighters contract to agenda

This confirms my report yesterday: From: Dick Barker Jr Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:24 PM To: City Council Only Cc: Rusty Wells; Ericka Burnett; Elaine Mager Subject: Requested Add-On Item - Pensacola Firefighters IAFF Local 707 Collective Bargaining Agreement Importance: [...]

Hazy outlook for medical pot legislation

Hazy outlook for medical pot legislation

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Proposals by two Republican lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana have a slim chance of passing this legislative session, based on the comments of a Senate committee chairman who helps control the fate of that chamber's measure. Rep. Greg Steube, [...]

Breaking news: Pensacola firefighters ratify contract

Breaking news: Pensacola firefighters ratify contract

The Pensacola firefighters union ratified last night the proposed collective bargaining agreement, 72 yes votes to 28 no votes. The agreement will now go before the Pensacola City Council for approval.

City of Pensacola has homeless programs waiting for action

City of Pensacola has homeless programs waiting for action

The city of Pensacola paid consultant Robert Marbut $30,000 to facilitate its Task Force on Improving Human Services and develop a set of recommendations on how the city should deal with its homeless populations. Dr. Marbut, who has worked on developing solutions for other areas in Florida, was [...]

Move to Amend group to address Pensacola City Council on Thursday

Move to Amend group to address Pensacola City Council on Thursday

Northwest Florida Move to Amend is continuing its campaign to appeal to Pensacola City Council to adopt a resolution in favor of a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, that simply, clearly and unequivocally establishes that the People of the United States of America reject the U.S. Supreme [...]

Cracking down on homeless points out need for comprehensive policies

Cracking down on homeless points out need for comprehensive policies

Over the weekend, law enforcement shutdown several homeless camps in Escambia County. Property owners wanted them off their property, according to deputies. Nathan Monk, a long-time advocate for the homeless, is concerned that the evictions and stricter laws regarding panhandling is being done [...]

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