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Poll: Independents give Crist light lead

Poll: Independents give Crist light lead

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Pointing to support from independent voters, a poll released Thursday gives Democrat Charlie Crist a slight edge over Republican Gov. Rick Scott as they head into the frantic final days of this year's campaign. Crist has the support of 43 percent [...]

Bondi says lobbyists have no impact on her office

Bondi says lobbyists have no impact on her office

The Palm Beach Post interviewed Attorney General Pam Bondi yesterday at a small campaign rally about the NY Times investigation into the possible influence of corporate lobbyists on her office. Bondi replied, "No lobbyist will ever affect a decision I make regarding the citizens of the state of [...]

Thank you, Don Gaetz, for Navy Federal jobs

Thank you, Don Gaetz, for Navy Federal jobs

Lost in the announcement yesterday that Navy Federal Credit Union plans to increase its workforce by 2026 at its Beulah campus was the role Senate President Don Gaetz played, with the help of Lewis Bear, Jr. who was working in his capacity as part of the Greater Pensacola Chamber, in creating the [...]

Volunteer for Salvation Army Kettle Campaign

Volunteer for Salvation Army Kettle Campaign

For more than 100 years, the residents of Pensacola have been dropping coins into The Salvation Army’s red kettles at Christmas to support needy families. The holiday tradition begins anew on Friday, Nov. 14, as bell ringers appear at stores in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to start the [...]

IP announces $90 million-plus investment at Cantonment mill

IP announces $90 million-plus investment at Cantonment mill

International Paper has announced its plans to reinvest in its Pensacola Containerboard Mill. More than $90 million is projected to be spent at the mill over the next five years in order to increase energy efficiencies, support and enhance the work environment and strengthen its competitive [...]

Public comments sought on RESTORE Act  draft NOAA science plan

Public comments sought on RESTORE Act draft NOAA science plan

Long-term priorities for Gulf of Mexico ecosystem research detailed Today, NOAA released for public comment the draft science plan for the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program, which supports research in the Gulf of Mexico on long-term sustainability of the ecosystem and its fisheries. The draft [...]

UWF hosts panel discussion on Japan, Nov. 6

UWF hosts panel discussion on Japan, Nov. 6

The University of West Florida will host an international outreach event titled, “Walk in America, Talk on Japan: We Are Tomodachi,” on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the UWF Conference Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of a grassroots [...]

Studer Strategic Planning Workshop fills up

Studer Strategic Planning Workshop fills up

Two weeks is all it took for the Studer Institute’s strategic planning workshop to completely fill up. Partnering with four local organizations, the Studer Institute opened registration for a “Strategic Planning Model for Small Businesses and Nonprofits” with Strategic Planning Consultant, [...]

Foo Foo Fest: The Janet Knowles Memorial Jazz Gumbo, Nov. 17

Foo Foo Fest: The Janet Knowles Memorial Jazz Gumbo, Nov. 17

An Evening with the DUKES of Dixieland Don't miss this exciting event! The DUKES of Dixieland blow traditional jazz and Dixieland into the 21st Century, weaving strands of pop, gospel, and country with authentic New Orleans sounds. More than 40 years of tradition stand behind today's Dukes as [...]

Navy Federal Credit Union create 5,000 more jobs in Escambia County

Navy Federal Credit Union create 5,000 more jobs in Escambia County

Gov. Rick Scott announced today that Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) will create 5,000 new jobs in Escambia County over then next 12 years. “Today’s announcement that Navy Federal will create 5,000 more jobs for Floridians is a huge win for the Florida families,” Scott said. “Because [...]

Firefighters Union endorses Sherri Myers

Firefighters Union endorses Sherri Myers

Incumbent Sherri Myers has received the endorsement of the Pensacola Firefighters Union for the Pensacola City Council, District 2 seat. Myers issued the following statement: I am honored and deeply touch to have the endorsement of the Pensacola Professional Firefighters Local 707 for my [...]

Before you vote for Attorney General, read this NYT article

Before you vote for Attorney General, read this NYT article

The New York Times published today a story on the growing influence of corporate lobbyists over attorneys general - Lobbyists, Bearing Gifts, Pursue Attorneys General. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and her relationship with the Dickstein Shapiro law firm was highlighted. NY Times uncovered [...]

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