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Homeless Task Force presents recommendations next week

Homeless Task Force presents recommendations next week

Robert Malbut will present next Monday to the Pensacola City Council the recommendations of the Task Force on Improving Human Services, which has been studying the city's approach to dealing with its homeless population. Malbut will present five recommendations for consideration. It's unknown [...]

New website aims to hold elected officials in Okaloosa County accountable

New website aims to hold elected officials in Okaloosa County accountable

The website is AccountabilityOkaloosa.com created by Okaloosa County. It is a campaign to put the priorities of regular citizens at the forefront with elected officials. From its About page: "Through digital contact and live town hall meetings, we aspire to learn more about the issues which [...]

Wyllie: Stop voting for lesser evil

Wyllie: Stop voting  for lesser evil

In his interview with Inweekly, Adrian Wyllie, the Libertarian candidate for Governor of Florida, ended with a great quote: Stop voting out of fear. Stop voting for the lesser evil. When you do, you're just going to get evil. Vote your conscious, because this election, I really think, that we [...]

Sansom legal bills go before judge next year

Sansom legal bills go before judge next year

Former House Speaker Ray Sansom's bid to force the state to pay his legal fees from an aborted criminal case will go to trial next year. A judge has set a trial date of Feb. 26, less than a week before the 2015 legislative session is scheduled to begin. Sansom, R-Destin, says the state should [...]

Petoskey City Council holds special meeting on city manager tomorrow

Petoskey City Council holds special meeting on city manager tomorrow

The Petoskey, Michigan city council will hold a special meeting tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the city manager position and "possible closed session to review City attorney legal opinion." Last month, the Petoskey City Council voted unanimously to give the job to William Reynolds, former [...]

Gaetz viewpoint talks about disagreeing without rancor, a lesson lost in Pensacola

Gaetz viewpoint talks about disagreeing without rancor, a lesson lost in Pensacola

Florida Senate President Don Gaetz wrote a viewpoint for the Tallahassee Democrat in support of John Thrasher being selected as the new Florida State University president (Work with Thrasher). He opened with an insightful story about how he and Thrasher, one of the most influential leaders in [...]

Crist launches Kitchen Table tour

Crist launches Kitchen Table tour

Gov. Rick Scott has had campaign tours highlighting job creation and the military. Challenger Charlie Crist starts today his own tour, a 10-day Kitchen Table Tour to highlight the importance his campaign is placing on the challenges facing the state's middle class. From the Campaign: Charlie [...]

Heads up on new laws taking effect Oct. 1

Heads up on new laws taking effect Oct. 1

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Long-sought regulations on Florida's commercial parasailing industry, along with a measure about crimes against unborn children, are among 32 laws that go into effect Wednesday. A number of the new laws, signed by Gov. Rick Scott after the 2014 [...]

Weekend Buzz: Critical Council vote, Abston for Mayor, Grand Jury Time

Weekend Buzz: Critical Council vote, Abston for Mayor, Grand Jury Time

Critical City Council Vote Last week, the daily newspaper cited the city's natural gas utility, Pensacola Energy, for having some of the oldest pipes in the country. The situation could be worse if not for the foresight of city leaders in 2011. Mayor Ashton Hayward, with the help of then-Chief [...]

Mayor works on lasting solutions to April flooding

Mayor works on lasting solutions to April flooding

courtesy Governor's office In his latest "Upwords," Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward writes that the city has taken action on 62 different flood recovery projects, completing 37 of them. He said, "Staff is working through the FEMA process simultaneously and I expect the City to be fully [...]

City Employee and Police pensions graded D

City Employee and Police pensions graded D

A report released Thursday by the LeRoy Collins Institute said local-government pension plans continue to place a significant burden on municipalities across Florida. The report evaluated 151 local pension plans, including the city of Pensacola general employee and police pensions. The two [...]

Women candidates to speak Sept. 30

Women candidates to speak Sept. 30

Six of nine women candidates running for office in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will bring their campaign messages to the Women’s Civic Forum on Tuesday, September 30, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held in the large meeting room of the downtown Pensacola library at 239 North Spring [...]

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