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Florida second worst state for harassment and discrimination in the workplace

Florida second worst state for harassment and discrimination in the workplace

The EEOC just released its 2013 report on harassment and discrimination in the workplace. The state of Florida ranked 2nd in the U.S. with 7,597 harassment and discrimination charges in 2013. Here is a breakdown of some of the categories: State FY 2013 charges  % of Total US [...]

Community invited to kickoff National Volunteer Month at celebration hosted by Pensacola Habitat for Humanity and United Way of Escambia County tomorrow

Community invited to kickoff National Volunteer Month at celebration hosted by Pensacola Habitat for Humanity and United Way of Escambia County tomorrow

On April 1, volunteers from across the community are invited to kickoff National Volunteer Month hosted by Pensacola Habitat for Humanity and United Way of Escambia County, in conjunction with the City of Pensacola. The event is an effort to recognize the positive impact volunteers make in the [...]

Pensacola is going “blue” for April

Pensacola is going “blue” for April

Beginning today, blue bows are up along Palafox Street to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention month. “We want to thank Gulf Power Company and the Downtown Improvement Board for their cooperation and assistance with this bow placement,” said Stacey Kostevicki, executive director of [...]

Panama City case gets retrial due to FDLE lab security breach

Panama City case gets retrial due to FDLE lab security breach

Judge James Fensohe has tossed out two of the five counts in Panama City drug case because of the reported evidence tampering involving a former Florida Department of Law Enforcement chemist in its Pensacola lab. Back in August 2012, Bay County Sheriff's deputies arrested Jeremiah Beazley on [...]

Viewpoint: Pensacola the Bully

Viewpoint: Pensacola the Bully

by Mark Taylor There is not much I despise more than a bully. We’ve all been around them, in school, at the playground, and maybe even in our adult lives at work or play. No matter where you come down on the OHM vs. Creative Food Groups, on Temporary Vendors vs. Varona’s, on Out of Town [...]

de Varona responds to Hayward’s threat, claims it is physically impossible to get everything out by midnight tonight

de Varona responds to Hayward’s threat, claims it is physically impossible to get everything out by midnight tonight

Here is an email that Robert de Varona sent his supporters on the Pensacola City Council after he received notice from the city that he had two business days to get all his stuff out of the airport: From: Robert Varona Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 7:54 PM To: Megan Pratt; Sherri Myers; [...]

Hayward continues to play hardball with Varona

Hayward continues to play hardball with Varona

Mayor Ashton Hayward has notified Robert de Varona that he wants the company out of the Pensacola International Airport by midnight tonight. If he doesn't complete the task by 12 a.m. April 2, the City will "undertake the task itself and will have the property removed and placed in storage"... [...]

Economic development expert lecture at UWF cancelled

Dr. James Johnson's lecture scheduled at UWF on Monday, March 31 at 6 p.m. is cancelled. ​Details related to rescheduling will be released when they become available.​ For additional information, contact respect@uwf.edu.

School Vouchers are back

School Vouchers are back

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida An attempt to revive a sweeping expansion of the state's de facto voucher system passed a House subcommittee on a party-line vote Friday, setting up a potential showdown with the Senate over school choice legislation. The House Education [...]

Ice Flyers release playoff schedule for this week

Ice Flyers release playoff schedule for this week

The Pensacola Ice Flyers will face the Knoxville Ice Bears in the semi-final of the SPHL President's Cup playoffs for the third straight year. Game one will be played Thursday, Apr. 3 at 7:05 p.m. Central Time (CT) at the Pensacola Bay Center. Game two will be played on Saturday, Apr. 5, at 6:30 [...]

University of West Florida Upcoming Events,  March 30 – April 5

University of West Florida Upcoming Events, March 30 – April 5

Take Back the Night Date: Wednesday, April 2 Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Location: UWF Commons Auditorium, Building 22 Details: Take part in the 15th annual Take Back the Night, an international event intended to educate, protest and bring awareness to violence. Throughout its history, Take Back [...]

Weekend buzz: Varona evicted, Red Light cameras survive and Tar Heel star with local connection

Weekend buzz: Varona evicted, Red Light cameras survive and Tar Heel star with local connection

Hayward hires another outside attorney The city of Pensacola has hired another attorney to fight its battles, leaving City Attorney Jim Messer on the sidelines. John Trawick of the Coastal Association Law Group has sent on March 28 a letter to Robert de Varona stating that his Varona [...]

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