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Legislative panel questions proposed pot rule

Legislative panel questions proposed pot rule

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A legislative panel that plays a key role in overseeing state agencies has joined the chorus of critics seeking changes to a proposed soup-to-nuts rule setting up Florida's new medical-marijuana industry. A 19-page letter from the Joint Administrative [...]

Blue Wahoos Groundskeeper Wins League Honors

Blue Wahoos Groundskeeper Wins League Honors

The Southern League announced Ray Sayre, Director of Sports Turf Management for the Blue Wahoos, is this year's Groundskeeper of the Year, as selected by the league’s field managers and umpires. Sayre also won the honor in 2013. “It is truly an honor to get this recognition two years in a [...]

UWF hosts third annual ‘No Cheat’ week, Sept 8-12

UWF hosts third annual ‘No Cheat’ week, Sept 8-12

‘As Argonauts, we act with integrity. We do not lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those who do.’ – UWF Honor Code The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, along with the Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board, will host the third annual Academic Integrity Week [...]

Inweekly renews its request for public records from the city of Pensacola

Inweekly renews its request for public records from the city of Pensacola

After consultation with our attorneys, Inweekly has made five record requests of the city of Pensacola. They may look vaguely familiar to some: W000471-090314 Record Requested: I wish to review any and all records concerning the "Main Street Rehabilitation Project" - Bid #12-006 awarded on [...]

City rules documents prepared for federal grand jury are exempt

City rules documents prepared for federal grand jury are exempt

I got this email a few minutes ago: Dear Richard Outzen, Regarding the status the City of Pensacola has conferred with the Florida Attorney General's office and has been advised that in accordance with F.S. 119.071(2)(c)1. and F.S.905.24, Grand Jury Subpoenas and records prepared for use of [...]

CVS to halt cigarette sales by Oct 1

CVS to halt cigarette sales by Oct 1

CVS Health has announced that it will stop selling cigarettes and all tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores nationwide by Oct. 1. The company states on its website, "Ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy is simply the right thing to do for the good of our [...]

Escambia High: Coach says students interrogated without parents’ consent

Escambia High: Coach says students interrogated without parents’ consent

On WRNE 980 this morning, Escambia High Head Football Coach Willie Spears said that his students were interrogated by District investigators without the knowledge or consent of their parents. Spears was suspended with pay yesterday by Superintendent Malcolm Thomas. According to Spears, his [...]

More on how federal grand juries operate and target letters

More on how federal grand juries operate and target letters

I've spent my afternoon talking with attorneys who have either had clients appear before federal grand juries as witnesses or have worked as federal prosecutors at one time during their careers. A federal grand jury generally serve for 18 months. The U.S. Attorney's office presents them [...]

Wahoos Take A Swing at CMPA

Wahoos Take A Swing at CMPA

The Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees passed on July 16 a motion on that the use fees paid by the Blue Wahoos, Pensacola’s Double A minor league baseball team were insufficient and the Northwest Florida Professional Baseball (NFPB), the team’s owner, had failed to its “best [...]

UWF contract negotiations with faculty at impasse, emails and barbs exchanged

UWF contract negotiations with faculty at impasse, emails and barbs exchanged

Last week, the UFF (representing all in-unit faculty at UWF) declared an impasse in negotiations for the 2014-17 Collective Bargaining Agreement. UWF President Dr. Judy Bense reached out to the facility members via email to give the university's side: The University and UFF have been [...]

Weekend Buzz:  Hayward divide, City PR spin, Mama Benson upset, polling nonsense

Weekend Buzz: Hayward divide, City PR spin, Mama Benson upset, polling nonsense

Uncertain Future The topics of discussion for some this weekend were the federal grand jury investigation of the Hayward administration and what will happen at the county now that Commissioner Gene Valentino is a lame duck. Hayward discussions are divided into two camps. Supporters argue that [...]

Scott campaign tour bus coming Sept. 10

Scott campaign tour bus coming Sept. 10

Governor Rick Scott "Let's Keep Working Tax Cut Bus Tour" will be in Pensacola on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 10-11 a.m. at New World Landing, 600 South Palafox Street. Joining Scott will be Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera and other VIPs. Organizers have said, "This is a [...]

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