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School gun bill moving through Florida Senate

School gun bill moving through Florida Senate

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A Florida Senate panel on Monday approved what backers call a "school safety" bill that would allow school superintendents to tap employees or volunteers to carry concealed weapons on school property. The measure (SB 180) passed the Senate [...]

Catching the CMP javelin, Part 8: ‘An opportunity to discuss an opportunity’

Catching the CMP javelin, Part 8: ‘An opportunity to discuss an opportunity’

Tamara Fountain, the city's chief operations officer, sent out a email late yesterday afternoon in response to the daily newspaper's report on the CBRE new fee structure at the Maritime Park: “CBRE issued an RFP on September 23, 2015. The Chair of the CMPA Board of Trustees and the Mayor were not [...]

PS Monday, March 23 edition:  IMPACT 1000+, Doug Underhill and updates on CMPA and city

PS Monday, March 23 edition: IMPACT 1000+, Doug Underhill and updates on CMPA and city

On Pensacola Speaks, I will have Cyndi Warren @5:10 to talk about IMPACT 100 on its latest announcement. Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill will discuss the numerous projects on his district, and Pensacola City Councilwoman Sherri Myers will talk about the upcoming council meeting set for [...]

Catching CMP javelin, Part 7:  Executive director replaced with two persons

Catching CMP javelin, Part 7: Executive director replaced with two persons

The daily newspaper is reporting today that former CMPA Executive Director Ed Spears has been replaced with two persons - Mandy Bills and Erick Wortendyke. Bills will handle administrative duties, Wortendyke maintenance. It's unclear whether the mayor's office will take bigger role in [...]

Rules for Charlotte’s Web before Senate committee tomorrow

Rules for Charlotte’s Web before Senate committee tomorrow

The Senate Regulated Industries Committee on Tuesday tomorrow will take up a plan that would try to move forward with the state's new medical-marijuana industry. The agenda for the committee meeting indicates it will take up a cannabis bill (SPB 7066). On Pensacola Speaks, Ryan Wiggins, founder [...]

Budget filled out with hometown projects, including $6 million for Navarre Beach

Budget filled out with hometown projects, including $6 million for Navarre Beach

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA As the House and Senate prepare to hammer out a $4.2 billion divide in budget proposals released last week, they have plenty of hometown pork to barter. Scattered throughout the 300-plus page documents from both chambers are local projects that [...]

University of West Florida Upcoming Events March 22-28

University of West Florida Upcoming Events March 22-28

Here are the upcoming events at the University of West Florida. Title: UWF Artificial Intelligence Research Group presents Dr. Kenneth Ford Date: March 24 Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Details: The University of West Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Group (AIRG) will host Dr. Kenneth Ford, [...]

Liquor could be coming to Publix and Winn Dixie

Liquor could be coming to Publix and Winn Dixie

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The need for a wall between vodka and vegetables would remain in Florida, but a revised Senate bill would open the door to reduced travel time for shoppers between the liquor and grocery aisles. The Senate Regulated Industries Committee on Wednesday [...]

Inweekly 2012: Navy Fed’s Job Bonanza and the Future of 4-H

Inweekly 2012: Navy Fed’s Job Bonanza and the Future of 4-H

Last year Navy Federal Credit Union announced its plans to expand to 10,000 jobs by 2020. That announcement would not have occurred with the 4-H selling its property. An Offer They Can't Refuse By Jeremy Morrison, published 3/8/12 Kids in the local 4-H program have been hearing a lot about [...]

Top Five Podcasts

Our podcasts from Pensacola Speaks have taken off. PodOmatic notified us yesterday that we are one of the faster moving podcasts on their site: "Congratulations, you made it onto the Movers & Shakers list on Mar 20, 2015!" Here are our five most popular: Pensacola Speaks [...]

Inweekly 2006: CEMEX port lease creates uproar

Inweekly 2006: CEMEX port lease creates uproar

  The future of the Port of Pensacola was in the balance...or we were told.       Dust Up Over CEMEX By Duwayne Escobedo, published 3/17/06 In the doomsday thriller, "The Day After Tomorrow," global warming melts Antarctica and plummets New York City and the [...]

Florida Senate may consider Charlotte’s Web regs

Florida Senate may consider Charlotte’s Web regs

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Frustrated by delays, legislators are ready to create a regulatory framework for the state's medical-marijuana industry and consider broadening a law approved last year. Senate Regulated Industries Chairman Rob Bradley told The News Service of Florida [...]

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