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What do the Twitter accounts of the presidential candidates tell us?

What do the Twitter accounts of the presidential candidates tell us?

If Twitter voted for the Presidential Primary, it would be Hillary Clinton (3.81 million) versus Donald Trump (3.11 million), according to website Spokeo.com. The contest might be even closer, using twitteraudit.com – we find that a full 35% of Hillary’s followers are fake followers (based [...]

NRSC Memo: Miller close to making decision on U.S. Senate race

Ward Bake, executive director of National Republican Senatorial Committee, sent out a memo giving his analysis of the various U.S. Senate races in the 2016 election cycle. His analysis on Florida said that Rep. Jeff Miller and Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera "appear to be close to making a [...]

Nurseries seek piece of new pot industry

Nurseries seek piece of new pot industry

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA In a key step toward making a type of medical marijuana available to patients, the Florida Department of Health has received 28 applications from firms that want to cultivate, process and distribute non-euphoric cannabis in five regions of the [...]

Lutimothy May laid off by city of Pensacola

Lutimothy May laid off by city of Pensacola

Rev. LuTimothy May is no longer Mayor Ashton Hayward's community outreach administrator. The man who chaired the mayor's transition team in 2010, and whom Hayward has referred to as being one of his spiritual advisers, was told on Monday that the city was reorganizing and his position had been [...]

National Sheriffs’ Association Presidential Straw Poll has Huckebee leading

National Sheriffs’ Association Presidential Straw Poll has Huckebee leading

Several candidates for president spoke at the the National Sheriffs' Association's (NSA) 75th Anniversary Conference and Presidential Forum in Baltimore, MD last week. NSA members voted in the first-ever straw poll, giving top support to Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and Ben [...]

Hayward fails to put Studer leases on July agenda

Hayward fails to put Studer leases on July agenda

(Michael Spooneybarger/ Pensacola Today) Mayor Ashton Hayward isn't starting off the second half of 2015 much better than the first half. The most talked about new projects for downtown Pensacola are the University of West Florida Center for Entrepreneurship and the conference center that the [...]

Podcast: Bergosh pre-files for County Commission District 1 seat

Podcast: Bergosh pre-files for County Commission District 1 seat

School Board member Jeff Bergosh has pre-filed to run for Escambia County Commission District 1 seat. Incumbent Wilson Robertson has already announced that he will not seek another term. Bergosh came on News Talk 1370 WCOA yesterday to talk about his decision and give an update on the Newpoint [...]

Court looks at allowing guns in university housing

Court looks at allowing guns in university housing

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After a high-profile legislative debate this spring about concealed weapons on college campuses, a state appeals court is poised to hear arguments in a dispute about whether guns should be allowed in residence halls and other housing at the University [...]

Mayor Hayward 2015 midterm: chicken biscuits and confederate flag

Mayor Hayward 2015 midterm: chicken biscuits and confederate flag

The Hayward administration has struggled to find significant wins to tout during the first six months of 2015. Press releases on airport food can only take you so far. If he can turnaround the projects that have hit snags, Hayward's second half could finish strong. If not, the private sector [...]

No version of the Confederate flag will fly over Escambia County buildings

No version of the Confederate flag will fly over Escambia County buildings

The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners last night voted unanimously to no longer fly the Confederate flag in its five-flag displays and to replace it with the state flag of Florida. The county's current resolution regulating flag protocol called for the county to fly whatever flags [...]

County sued over invocations

County sued over invocations

Alleging violations of the state and federal constitutions, the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Brevard County Commission because atheists and other non-religious people have been prevented from offering "solemnizing messages" at the beginning of [...]

WSRE seeks questions for lawmakers

WSRE SEEKS CONSTITUENTS’ QUESTIONS FOR “LEGISLATIVE REVIEW” “Legislative Review: Dialogue with the Delegation” Airs Live on July 9 Press Release: WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, is collecting questions from Northwest Florida residents for the broadcast of “Legislative Review: [...]

UWF Foundation announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors

UWF Foundation announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors

UWF Foundation announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors Press Release: The University of West Florida Foundation, Inc., today announced its 2015-2016 Board of Directors, as new members were appointed to four-year terms beginning July 1, 2015. “We are pleased to welcome incoming members to our [...]

Battle over Confederate flag plays out today at BCC

Battle over Confederate flag plays out today at BCC

The battle over the Confederate flag continues today at Escambia Board of County Commissioners. On the agenda is an item for the county to remove all flags from county grounds except for the U.S. and Florida state flags. This is what the BCC passed last December, but the board voted in March to [...]

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