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Valentino for Senate?

Valentino for Senate?

Many accept that the GOP nomination for Marco Rubio's Senate seat is wide open. One name that was mentioned over the weekend is former Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino. The two-term commissioner was considered for the Lt. Governer when Jennifer Carroll stepped down, but Gov. Rick [...]

Groundbreaking for Rotary Centennial Playground at Community Maritime Park April 21

Groundbreaking for Rotary Centennial Playground at Community Maritime Park April 21

The official groundbreaking of the Rotary Centennial Playground at the Community Maritime Park will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 21. The world-class, inclusive playground is being built to mark 100 years of Rotary Club in Pensacola and is a project of the Downtown Rotary Club. The playground was [...]

Inweekly 2008 Flashback: Beginning of city pension discussion

Inweekly 2008 Flashback: Beginning of city pension discussion

In April 2008, Inweekly investigated the looming pension problem for the City of Pensacola. The general employee and police pensions were eating up nearly all of the city's ad valorem tax revenue. Four years later, Mayor Ashton Hayward--with the help of attorney Rob Larkin, Dave Penzone and John [...]

BBBS launches 100 Men in 100 Days initiative

BBBS launches 100 Men in 100 Days initiative

Over the next 100 days – April 17 through July 26 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida is hoping to recruit 100 male mentors to volunteer in the lives of 100 local boys. The need for male mentors is urgent, says Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida CEO Paula Shell: [...]

Cannabis for Canines walks the halls of state capitol

Cannabis for Canines walks the halls of state capitol

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Three-year-old Dinah is the latest face joining the entourage pushing for medical marijuana in Florida, arriving on the scene just as the Senate is poised to broaden the state's non-euphoric cannabis law approved last year. Like others whose loved ones [...]

Inweekly 2011 Flashback: Retooling Reading Failure

Inweekly 2011 Flashback: Retooling Reading Failure

In 2006, business and community leaders created Every Child A Reader in Escambia (ECARE). The original planning group partners had all the right players---former School Superintendent Bill Maloy and his wife Nancy, School Board member John DeWitt, The Early Learning Coalition, Escambia County [...]

Radio  Radio and Pensacola Speaks

Radio Radio and Pensacola Speaks

The closing song for Pensacola Speaks is "Radio Radio" by Elvis Costello and the Attractions. On December 17, 1977, when he appeared on Saturday Night Live, Producer Lorne Michaels wanted the band to play their single “Less Than Zero.' After only a few bars into the song, Costello, age 23, [...]

Gallery Night still a go, Bands on Blackwater a no-go

Gallery Night still a go, Bands on Blackwater a no-go

DIB has sent a press release saying that tonight's Gallery Night is still a go. Meanwhile, City of Milton's Parks Department has decided to cancelled tonight's Bands on the Blackwater.

Taxpayer Independence Day  is Monday

Taxpayer Independence Day is Monday

Florida TaxWatch celebrates Taxpayer Independence Day on Monday April 20. Taxpayer Independence Day is the first day in the calendar year that Florida taxpayers, on average, begin earning income that does not go toward federal, state and local taxes. "Taxpayer Independence Day is certainly a [...]

Silver Airways adds a daily afternoon flight to NOLA

Silver Airways adds a daily afternoon flight to NOLA

Looking for a quick New Orleans gateway? If you can convince your boss that you've got an afternoon meeting on the other side of town, you can catch Silver Airways 3:18 p.m. flight, starting on June 16. However, getting back to Pensacola before the next work day won't be possible. Weekday return [...]

Another Charlotte’s Web rules challenge dropped

Another Charlotte’s Web rules challenge dropped

Citing privacy concerns, a trade association has dropped its challenge to proposed regulations that would carry out a 2014 law allowing limited types of medical marijuana in Florida. Administrative Law Judge W. David Watkins on Wednesday formally dismissed the challenge filed by the Medical [...]

Online Voter Registration gets approval over objections

Note: Escambia Supervisor of Elections David Stafford will be on Pensacola Speaks today to talk about this. By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Despite opposition from the governor's top elections official, legislation that would allow Floridians to register to vote online was sent to [...]

Gaetz needs to decide if he has fire in his belly for U.S. Senate

Gaetz needs to decide if he has fire in his belly for U.S. Senate

State Sen. Don Gaetz is leaving his options open on whether to run for U.S. Senate in 2016, but he isn't sure that he has the "fire in the belly" to go to Washington, D.C. On Pensacola Speaks yesterday, the former Senate President said, "My family is all in. Matt, Erin, Vicky are all in, but [...]

Scott will sue Feds over Low Income Pool expiration

Scott will sue Feds over Low Income Pool expiration

In the latest escalation of a complicated standoff between the federal government and the state, Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday he will sue federal officials for tying funding for some hospitals and other health-care providers to Medicaid expansion. The federal Centers for Medicare & [...]

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