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Politics

Pensacola Speaks: Matt Gaetz, DIB chair John Peacock

April 13, 2016

Today I will interview Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board chairman John Peacock about the DIB decisions on Gallery Night and Pelican Drop. In the second half, my guest will be State Rep. Matt Gaetz, Florida House Finance…

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Politics

Ingram: An eight-year guy (podcast)

April 13, 2016

When Clay Ingram was first elected to the Florida House in 2010, people in Tallahassee wanted to know if planned to serve a full four terms. On “Pensacola Speaks,” he explained, “You’re sometimes outright asked by…

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Business

Citrus forecast shows slight improvement

April 13, 2016

Florida’s struggling citrus industry received some heartening news Tuesday as the orange forecast has increased for the current season. The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a monthly forecast predicting that this year’s Florida orange harvest will…

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Pensacola

Tale of Two Pensacolas

April 12, 2016

Last week, Zach Jenkins, director of the Haas Center at the University of West Florida, published a column that showed our region’s economic recovery has not equally impacted all segments of our community. People in the…

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Business

DIB drops Pelican Drop, Gallery Night to sunset in Sept

April 12, 2016

The Downtown Improvement Board decided this morning to not sponsor Pelican Drop, the city’s annual New Year Eve’s event, this year. According to DIB chairman John Peacock, the event was not self-sufficient, and many downtown restaurant…

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2016 Election Politics

Another Republican files for Congress

April 12, 2016

Today 25-year-old native Floridian Rebekah Johansen Bydlak announced her Republican candidacy for the state’s 1st Congressional District. Born and raised in McDavid community in north Escambia County, she attended Pensacola State College and the University of…