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Poll: Governor’s race still tight, Crist has five-point lead

Poll: Governor’s race still tight, Crist has five-point lead

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With the campaign dominated by a barrage of back-and-forth attacks, Democrat Charlie Crist's lead over Republican incumbent Rick Scott has narrowed in the race for Florida governor, a new poll shows. Crist leads Scott by a margin of 45 percent to [...]

Apparently city staff did not get the memo about transparency

Apparently city staff did not get the memo about transparency

Pensacola attorney Eric Stevenson is frustrated that he can not get the city of Pensacola to respond to his June public record request for information regarding the city's contract with an attorney that is representing the city in a lawsuit. "I can't figure out what it takes to get the city to [...]

Yikes, are we really this stupid?

Yikes, are we really this stupid?

A new Rasmussen survey finds that 23 percent of Americans still believe that President Obama is not an American citizen, with another 17 percent who aren't sure. However, 60 percent reject that theory as false. The study had participants respond to several conspiracies. How about the U.S. [...]

Tour de Force for Hill, May and Wedgewood

Tour de Force for Hill, May and Wedgewood

The tour of the Wedgewood area landfills and pits yesterday was a perfect example of what can happen when state and county officials work together on an issue. For the first in nearly half a century, the residents of the Wedgewood area neighborhoods felt their elected officials were listening. I [...]

Health Department issues air quality alert for Wedgewood neighborhood

Health Department issues air quality alert for Wedgewood neighborhood

Health Alert: Wedgewood Air Quality Effective immediately, in response to air quality monitoring, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is issuing a health alert for the area surrounding the Wedgewood Community Center and the Rolling Hills Construction and [...]

Wedgewood tour attracts attention

Wedgewood tour attracts attention

Wedgewood residents hope seeing is believing By Duwayne Escobedo The predominantly black Wedgewood community organized a nearly two-hour, two-bus tour Tuesday of C&D landfills and borrow pits surrounding their neighborhood. They hoped this would make it immensely clear to media, state and local [...]

Michelle Snow visits Inweekly

Michelle Snow visits Inweekly

Basketball star Michelle Snow stopped by the Inweekly offices today with Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May. She graduated from Pensacola High in 1998 and played AAU ball against my oldest daughter Cat. Her PHS team won the state championship and Michelle was named "Miss Basketball" in 1998. [...]

WEAR vs. PNJ debate over city tax rate settled. It is the same as last year and the year before

WEAR vs. PNJ debate over city tax rate settled. It is the same as last year and the year before

City Administrator Colleen Castille texted before lunch. Mayor Hayward has recommended the same millage rate as he has done the past two years---4.2895. The budget can be found on the city website here.

Innovation Coast announces 2014 Innovation Award finalists

Innovation Coast announces 2014 Innovation Award finalists

Concluding the initial round of evaluations, the 2014 Innovation Awards Business Competition is excited to announce the top 10 finalist companies that will compete on November 7, 2014 for a chance to win cash and prizes valued at $215,000 and present their business cases before a live audience [...]

Gulf Powers joins others in request to scale back energy efficiency goals

Gulf Powers joins others in request to scale back energy efficiency goals

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida's biggest electric providers are asking state regulators this week to let them scale back energy-efficiency programs --- such as rebates for installing solar panels and power-saving appliances --- that they say have become expensive and benefit [...]

NorthEscambia reports suspected murderer caught in Alabama

NorthEscambia reports suspected murderer caught in Alabama

NorthEscambia.com reports Derrick Ray Thompson, the person of interest in a weekend double murder in Santa Rosa County, is now behind bars. He was arrested without incident in Troy, AL, on a Bay County warrant for homicide in the death of Allen Johnson, a former deputy and owner of the strip club [...]

Greater Pensacola Chamber votes to create Economic Development spinoff

Greater Pensacola Chamber votes to create Economic Development spinoff

During a special meeting yesterday at Gulf Power Company's Addison Auditorium, the Greater Pensacola Chamber's Board of Directors voted to establish a separate economic development (ED) agency that could continue to work with regional government partners to create jobs and help bring economic [...]

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