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IN 2015 Rising Star to lead Institute workshop on preparing for politics, Feb. 28

IN 2015 Rising Star to lead Institute workshop on preparing for politics, Feb. 28

Dr. Jenna Emery, assistant professor of government at UWF and a new Inweekly rising star, will be the lead facilitator at an interactive leadership workshop for women sponsored by the Institute for Women in Politics of Northwest Florida. The event will take place on 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. [...]

Trader Jon column sparks discussion

Trader Jon column sparks discussion

My Outtakes: Bring Back Trader Jon's has sparked some lively conversations. Though it's not a flag, the downtown hole-in-the-wall bar is part of our history. The former strip club became a hangout for aviators, attorneys, journalists and celebrities. Some believe it would be a mistake to [...]

Our workforce lags behind in skills and education

Our workforce lags behind in skills and education

The Greater Pensacola Career Pathways initiative may be much more vital to our local economy than earlier believed. Our area's Job Skills Index wasn't much better than the state average and was below the national metro area averages. The University of West Florida Haas Center released its latest [...]

Miller not giving VA budget a free pass

Miller not giving VA budget a free pass

U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald testified Wednesday before the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee, which is chaired by our Congressman Jeff Miller. Miller made hit clear the committee plans to examine the Obama administration’s $169 billion proposal for the [...]

Education reform moves to center stage

Education reform moves to center stage

With Mardi Gras and Pensacon heating up, you might have overlooked that education reform is also moving to the front burner. Yesterday, I attended the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Pensacola State College, University of West Florida and the Escambia and Santa Rosa public school [...]

Hayward completes loop on pension reform

Hayward completes loop on pension reform

Tonight the Pensacola City Council ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 707, the labor union representing City of Pensacola firefighters. Unlike the contracts with the general employees and police officers’ [...]

On John Batchelor Show tonight, 8:45 pm

On John Batchelor Show tonight, 8:45 pm

I've been invited to be a guest on The John Bachelor Show, which broadcast nationwide from WABC in New York City. His guest co-host will be Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal Editorial Board. The topic will the possible presidential campaigns of Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. You can live stream all [...]

Early Learning seeks attention

Early Learning seeks attention

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Providers of Florida's early-education programs have joined forces with children's advocates to "speak with one voice" at the state Capitol in an effort to get lawmakers to see the value of their programs --- and, ultimately, to fund them [...]

Barker adds Firefighters contract to agenda

Barker adds Firefighters contract to agenda

This confirms my report yesterday: From: Dick Barker Jr Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:24 PM To: City Council Only Cc: Rusty Wells; Ericka Burnett; Elaine Mager Subject: Requested Add-On Item - Pensacola Firefighters IAFF Local 707 Collective Bargaining Agreement Importance: [...]

Leon Martin and his People of Pensacola told the stories of the homeless

Leon Martin and his People of Pensacola told the stories of the homeless

A reception was held Tuesday to honor Sgt. Leon Martin, who is retiring after being employed the past 26 years with the Pensacola Police Department. The press release said Martin was initially hired by the department as a police officer on Jan. 2, 1985, and was employed until Sept. 1, 1990 when [...]

Apply for  2015 Wahoo Season Volunteer Parking Program

Apply for 2015 Wahoo Season Volunteer Parking Program

The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department and the Community Maritime Park Associates would like to invite non-profit organizations to participate in the 2nd year of the Community Maritime Park Volunteer Parking Program. This program gives local non-profits the opportunity to gain [...]

Freezing weather in Pensacola tomorrow

Freezing weather in Pensacola tomorrow

The Escambia County Public Information Office warns that freezing temps are expected Thursday night. With temperatures expected to drop below freezing this week, Escambia County residents should prepare their family, pets and home for the extreme cold. Considerable attention should be provided [...]

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