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New Poll: Scott 43, Crist 41, Wyllie 4

New Poll: Scott 43, Crist 41, Wyllie 4

From Political Fix Florida: Gov. Rick Scott is topping Democrat Charlie Crist by a 43-41 margin with Libertarian Adrian Wyllie getting 4 percent, according to a Mason Dixon poll commissioned by WSCV Telemundo 51 and Leadership Florida. Scott holding a thin lead has been an emerging trend, but a [...]

Pot rule placed on hold

Pot rule placed on hold

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Health regulators will almost certainly delay a rule that will eventually create the framework for the state's new medical marijuana industry after an outcry from a legislative panel saying the proposed regulation went too far. At what was expected to [...]

WEAR anchor compares weight of fossil to a dozen African-Americans

WEAR anchor compares weight of fossil to a dozen African-Americans

On WEAR TV morning show, the reporter compares the weight of dinosaur fossil to weight of a "dozen African-Americans." What century are we living in? What the heck is going on at WEAR TV 3? Who approved that script? The video can no longer be found on their web site, but here is the link on [...]

A cautious optimism prevails at child protection summit

A cautious optimism prevails at child protection summit

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA New money, a new leader and a sweeping new law had Florida's child-welfare professionals and foster parents feeling cautiously optimistic at their annual gathering this week. After nearly two years of turmoil, the 2,650 attendees at the Department [...]

The 8th Annual Greater Good Festival Comes to Downtown Pensacola

The 8th Annual Greater Good Festival Comes to Downtown Pensacola

The 2014 Greater Good Festival organizers are excited to announce that this year’s festival will be held in Historic Downtown Pensacola at the Community Maritime Park (CMP). Greater Good Festival Founder Ric Kindle offers insight as to why the festival is so popular: “It’s about smiles, [...]

Bare appointed to FLC vice chairmanship

Bare appointed to FLC vice chairmanship

Press Release: Councilman Charles Bare Appointed to Serve as Vice Chairman of the Florida League of Cities Transportation and Intergovernmental Relations Policy Committee The Florida League of Cities has appointed Pensacola City Councilman Charles Bare to serve as the Vice Chairman of the [...]

Halliburton offers  $1.1 billion settlement

Halliburton offers $1.1 billion settlement

It didn't take long for the Halliburton Company, one of three parties (BP, Transocean and Halliburton) responsible for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill disaster to agree to a settlement offer -- $1.1 billion. Escambia County issued this press release: Upon court approval, the settlement will [...]

City Chief Information Officer heads to West Palm Beach

City Chief Information Officer heads to West Palm Beach

Press Release: Pensacola CIO Jones accepts position in West Palm Beach Paul Jones, the City of Pensacola’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), has accepted a position as CIO for the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller in West Palm Beach, Florida. “While I will miss the wonderful city where I [...]

McDonnell verdict exposes a system that puts privleged few above the rest of us

McDonnell verdict exposes a system that puts privleged few above the rest of us

In 2012, Va. Governor Bob McDonnell spoke at a campaign rally for Mitt Romney on the deck of The Fish House. Today McDonnell and his wife were guilty of public corruption. According to the Washington Post, the former governor was convicted of 11 corruption-related counts. The former first lady [...]

BP is not happy

BP is not happy

From its website: BP strongly disagrees with the decision issued today by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and will immediately appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. BP believes that the finding that it was grossly [...]

PSA/Visit Pensacola Launch runningpensacola.com

PSA/Visit Pensacola Launch runningpensacola.com

The Pensacola Sports Association and Visit Pensacola are pleased to introduce a brand new website and resource for the Pensacola running community – www.runningpensacola.com. The goal of the website is to provide a one stop listing of all the local running and endurance events, including 5Ks, [...]

Florida will have $336 million surplus next year

Florida will have $336 million surplus next year

State lawmakers will have about $336 million extra in the budget year that begins next July, according to a draft state report issued late Wednesday. The Long-Range Financial Outlook, an annual report, says that surplus takes into account the likelihood that the Legislature will continue to set [...]

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