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Ingram weighs in on casino issue

Ingram weighs in on casino issue

On Pensacola Speaks, I interviewed State Rep. Clay Ingram on casinos and did he think about the Poarch Creek Indians wanting to open a casino in Escambia County. "I'll start off and say this. I've always politically been opposed to the, and still am opposed to the proliferation or expansion of [...]

Move To Amend goes to Pensacola City Council in March

Move To Amend goes to Pensacola City Council in March

Yesterday on Pensacola Speaks, we interviewed Mike Potters on Move to Amend. The Northwest Florida (Pensacola) Move To Amend Chapter will attend the Pensacola City Council meeting on March 12 to support discussion of a Council Resolution calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that [...]

One of four children live in a mother-only household

One of four children live in a mother-only household

The percentage of children living in a mother-only household has tripled since 1960, from 8 to 24 percent, reports University of Texas sociologist Shannon Cavanagh in a review of new census data prepared for the Council on Contemporary Families. There are now more children living in [...]

Gambling deal ‘Enormous, Gargantuan Lift’ this session

Gambling deal ‘Enormous, Gargantuan Lift’ this session

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A high-stakes deal with the Seminole Tribe set to expire this summer has lawmakers, pari-mutuel operators and out-of-state casinos wrangling over who gets what as the Legislature is once again poised to consider thorny gambling issues during the session [...]

House of Cards wardrobe only a click away

House of Cards wardrobe only a click away

Season Three of House of Cards debuts on Friday. All 13 episodes will be immediately available/ That's what this press release says: Full House of Cards Season 3 wardrobe available on LookLive Amsterdam, February 25th, 2015 LookLive.com, a startup that sells the apparel you see on TV [...]

Bayfront Wine Festival set for April 11

Bayfront Wine Festival set for April 11

Held right on Pensacola Bayfront in Plaza de Luna, this two-day wine festival is showcasing 60-plus exceptional wines, beers, and craft spirits and also offers an inimitable opportunity to learn about the finest designations. Jaco’s Bayfront Bar & Grille is the presenting sponsor for the [...]

Pensacola Speaks: Clay Ingram and Coffee Party on air today at 5 p.m.

Pensacola Speaks: Clay Ingram and Coffee Party on air today at 5 p.m.

Pensacola Speaks airs today from 5-6 p.m. on News Talk 1370AM WCOA. We've got State Rep. Clay Ingram on the show today around 5:15 p.m. Clay, who chairs the Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee, will discuss the 2015 Legislative Session that begins next week. [...]

Permaculture: A Hands-on Solution to Climate Change, March 10

Permaculture: A Hands-on Solution to Climate Change, March 10

Learn how permaculture may help us transition to a more healthy, resilient, and sustainable community in this talk led by Renee Perry and Tom Garner. What: Permaculture: A Hand-on Solution to Climate Change Where: Bayview Senior Resource Center, 2000 E. Lloyd St., Pensacola When: Tuesday, [...]

The investigation of the murder of Sean Dugas to be featured in new crime series, March 2

The investigation of the murder of Sean Dugas to be featured in new crime series, March 2

The new Investigation Discovery’s series, See No Evil, will feature on Thursday, March 2 the investigation of the murder of former PNJ reporter Sean Dugas. The series looks into how video is being used to solve crimes. The premise is: "Fingerprints and DNA were once the smoking gun, but now [...]

Pensacola Speaks: What I learned about PATS Center on Tuesday

Pensacola Speaks: What I learned about PATS Center on Tuesday

Yesterday we had Wendy Underhill talk about the PATS Center at Brown-Barge Middle. For nearly 50 years, gifted students have been bused to the PATS Center one day a week to work with specially-trained teachers and other gifted students on subjects not covered during a normal school day. Our show [...]

House of Sticks: What else is new

House of Sticks: What else is new

By Kent Lyndon Hello, again. I promised I would return, amid the "frosty" conditions of Mother Nature, to give you a few updates about the ongoing derivatives and accompanying LIBOR rate scandals around the country. Allow me to begin by informing you that the Treasury Department Office of [...]

Florida children benefit from anti-poverty programs

Florida children benefit from anti-poverty programs

By Stephanie Carson, Florida News Connection Poverty intervention programs are lifting half a million children out of poverty in Florida. That's the findings of a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that uses a relatively new method of quantifying poverty to illustrate the [...]

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