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New Emerald Coastkeeper

New Emerald Coastkeeper

We received this email: After a lot of hard work and perserverance, Emerald Coastkeeper is up and running! We are stronger now than we have ever been, and I want to let you folks know that we are here for your concerns about drinkable, swimable, fishable waters in your community. My name is [...]

Pot petition heads to election supervisors

Pot petition heads to election supervisors

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana this week sent 100,000 petitions to county elections supervisors, one of the first steps in getting the proposal before voters next year. It's the second shot for [...]

Is $15 minimum wage in the future for Florida workers?

Is $15 minimum wage in the future for Florida workers?

State Senator Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, has filed a bill (SB 6) that would raise Florida's minimum wage to $15 an hour. This past year, Bullard filed a similar proposal but it would have only raised the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. It was never taken up in committees. The state's minimum [...]

Scott appoints new Medical Pot Chief

Scott appoints new Medical Pot Chief

State health officials on Wednesday announced that Christian Bax will replace Patricia Nelson as the new head of the Office of Compassionate Use, the agency charged with overseeing Florida's medical marijuana law. Nelson's abrupt departure Friday sent ripples throughout the medical marijuana [...]

Bayfront Parkway Corridor Feasibility Study Meeting July 28

Bayfront Parkway Corridor Feasibility Study Meeting July 28

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public kick-off meeting concerning a feasibility study of State Road (S.R.) 196 (Bayfront Parkway) from Tarragona Street to S.R. 30 (U.S. 98/East Chase Street) in Escambia County. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 28, from 5:30 to [...]

The next neighborhood battle for Mayor Hayward

The next neighborhood battle for Mayor Hayward

The residents in the Bay Boulevard neighborhood are fighting to keep the city from vacating land on a bluff on Escambia Bay. The city's planning board voted in their favor on July 14, but residents have been told that the issue may still come before the Pensacola City Council in [...]

Scott vs. Hospitals renews on Thursday

Scott vs. Hospitals renews on Thursday

A commission formed by Gov. Rick Scott to delve into health-care funding issues will meet Thursday in Miami and hear a presentation from Jackson Health System President and CEO Carlos Migoya and insurance officials. The Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding will meet at the Miami Dade [...]

Florida political insiders favor Jolly and Murphy

Florida political insiders favor Jolly and Murphy

The Tampa Bay Times polled 160 of the state's political insiders to determine the strongest Democratic and Republican candidates for Florida's U.S. Senate race In Republican U.S. Senate primary field: Rep. David Jolly 37 percent Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera 22 percent Rep. Ron DeSantis [...]

Tweaking of Studer leases begins today

Tweaking of Studer leases begins today

Six days after the Pensacola City Council passed a resolution for the mayor's office to have an attorney "tweak" the Studer leases approved the CMPA board, the attorneys will meet. John Daniel of Beggs & Lane represents the mayor's office. Scott Remington of Clark Partington represents Quint [...]

What is the most meaningful job?

What is the most meaningful job?

PayScale.com, the world’s largest crowdsourced salary database, released today a study on how different kinds of employees feel about their jobs. The data is broken down to show the Most Meaningful Jobs, the Least Meaningful Jobs as well as Jobs that Make the World a Worse Place. Most [...]

Local memorial service for fallen in Chattanooga

Local memorial service for fallen in Chattanooga

Tonight, a memorial service honoring the five servicemen killed in Chattanooga event will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Park on Bayfront Parkway. The service is expected to last about 45 minutes. Please come show your military and patriotic support for this cause.

Proposed gambling rules could headed for a showdown

Proposed gambling rules could headed for a showdown

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA At least two years in the making, proposed pari-mutuel regulations continue to leave industry operators divided, with some saying the rules don't go far enough and others complaining that the plan will put them out of business. State gambling [...]

Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera on ‘Pensacola Speaks’ today

Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera on ‘Pensacola Speaks’ today

Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, will be my guest on "Pensacola Speaks" today at 5:05 p.m. Lopez-Cantera announced his campaign on July 15. He began his campaign L with nearly $900,000 already in the bank through his Reform Washington super-PAC [...]

Puppy poacher pleas

Puppy poacher pleas

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that Angela Brooks entered a plea of no contest of Retail Theft (while acting in concert with others) on July 20, 2015. Immediately following her plea, Judge Edward P. Nickinson, III sentenced Angela Brooks to 11 months and 30 days in Escambia County [...]

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