Business

Report recommends restoring Gulf Coast Amtrak service

July 18, 2017

The Gulf Coast Working Group released a report to Congress last night that recommended restoring daily round trip Amtrak train service between New Orleans and Orlando. The working group, which outlined a number of steps that…

Business Pensacola

Port of Pensacola 2018 budget is bleak

July 18, 2017

In May, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced plans to convert Warehouse 4 at the Port of Pensacola into a marine research center in conjunction with the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Florida Fish and…

Politics

Election 2018: For Dems, to Ehr may be divine

July 18, 2017

Democrat Phil Ehr to Run for 1st Congressional Seat By Duwayne Escobedo INWEEKLY Seven months into his first term as the U.S. Congressman for Northwest Florida and Matt Gaetz, a Fort Walton Beach Republican, has already…

Pensacola

Pensacola Mayor proposes $226.7 million budget

July 17, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward has proposed a $226.7 million operating budget for FY 2018 – a $8.66 million increase, or a 4-percent, over the current operating budget. Five million of the increase is for capital projects…

Education

Weis Elementary success [podcast]

July 17, 2017

On “Pensacola Speaks,” C.A. Weis Elementary principal Holly Magee and Children’s Home Society executive director Lindsey Cannon discuss how the elementary school went from a “F” to “C” school in one year.…

Education

Nelson tackles student loan debt

July 14, 2017

By Sammi Sontag INWEEKLY U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) visited the University of West Florida and met with graduates to discuss the Student Loan Relief Act, which is legislation aimed at cutting student loan interest rates…

Business

Visit Pensacola marketing works, air travel to area up

July 14, 2017

Visit Pensacola markets the Pensacola area to the world. The latest travel numbers from the Pensacola International Airport validate the tourism agency’s effectiveness. The airport reported yesterday new monthly record number of passengers in June, with…