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LaRuby May wins D.C. race

LaRuby May wins D.C. race

LaRuby May is the new councilperson of Washington D.C. Ward 8 As late as midnight, Washington D.C. media called the Pensacola native's race for the Council Ward 8 seat too close to call. The sister of Commissioner Lumon May had 152-vote lead in a 12-person race. This morning May and her [...]

Women’s Civic Forum presents review of 2009 Pensacola City Charter May 7

Women’s Civic Forum presents review of 2009 Pensacola City Charter May 7

Press Release: In November 2009 City of Pensacola voters approved the adoption of a new city charter establishing a mayor-council form of government. In January 2011 the new government, in the person of an executive mayor, took office. Former City Councilmember Maren DeWeese, the first council [...]

Rick Wilson describes Clinton Foundation controversy as ‘turning the state department into a whore house for the Russian Mafia’

Rick Wilson describes Clinton Foundation controversy as ‘turning the state department into a whore house for the Russian Mafia’

GOP political strategist Rick Wilson come on "Pensacola Speaks" yesterday to talk about the controversy involving the Clinton family foundation. "I would describe it as the appearance of turning the state department into a whore house for the Russian Mafia," said Wilson. "These people went flat [...]

Ingram visits Pensacola Speaks today at 5:30

Ingram visits Pensacola Speaks today at 5:30

State Rep. Clay Ingram has agreed to come on NewsTalk 1370's Pensacola Speaks this afternoon at approximately 5:30 to talk about he "sine die" vote. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can call in and join the discussion – 850-478-3116. For [...]

House Speaker gives talking points on ‘Sine Die’ vote

House Speaker gives talking points on ‘Sine Die’ vote

To: Members of the Florida House of Representatives From: House Speaker Steve Crisafulli Re: Sine Die As a follow up to the Sine Die announcement made on the floor, I wanted to provide you with a few documents. Please see the latest response to the Senate on their Friday response to the [...]

Breaking news: Florida House flips out Senate, adjourns

Breaking news: Florida House flips out Senate, adjourns

From News Service of Florida: Amid a bitter impasse with the Senate about the budget and health-care issues, the House adjourned "sine die" about 1:15 p.m. Central. The adjournment came three days before the annual legislative session was scheduled to end. The Senate continued taking up bills [...]

PS today: Victims Next Door

PS today: Victims Next Door

On Pensacola Speaks today, PNJ Executive Editor Lisa Nellessen-Lara will discuss her paper's powerful four-part series on child abuse, "Victims Next Door." The issue is an important one and the daily is doing a great job tackling it.

Insurance carrier rejects county claim on jail explosion

Insurance carrier rejects county claim on jail explosion

NorthEscambia.com is reporting this morning that the county’s insurance carrier has agreed to pay a its flood claim on jail ($25 million). However, the carrier has denied the $45 million “all-peril” claim for the natural gas explosion at Central Booking and Detention Center, which killed two [...]

Senate bill for Charlotte’s Web distribution still alive

Senate bill for Charlotte’s Web distribution still alive

Yesterday State Sen. Rob Bradley offered an amendment to SB 7066 that revived the fight to establish a law for the distribution for low THC cannabis, the most well-known strain as Charlotte's Web. The amendment gives the bill new life. It will considered today on the Senate floor at 10 a.m. our [...]

Mayor Hayward takes flood retrospective tour

Mayor Hayward takes flood retrospective tour

It was on the evening of April 29, 2014 that the area experienced nearly continuous rain that dumped over 20 inches of rainfall. To mark the first anniversary of the April 2014 flooding, Mayor Ashton Hayward will make on Wednesday what his staff is calling the "Mayor's Recovery Tour." First stop [...]

Gaetz: How to make local government more accountable

Gaetz: How to make local government more accountable

State Sen. Don Gaetz sent out today this report on how to make local government more accountable: In January when a group of Okaloosa County elected officials met with over 200 citizens in an “Accountability Okaloosa” town hall meeting, one of the topics on many minds was tightening [...]

Rick Perry headlines 2015 Lincoln Reception and Dinner in Fort Walton Beach

Rick Perry headlines 2015 Lincoln Reception and Dinner in Fort Walton Beach

Press Release: Okaloosa County Republican Executive Committee of Florida to Host Evening with Potential Presidential Contender, The Honorable Rick Perry The Honorable Rick Perry, former Texas Governor and potential presidential candidate, will headline the 2015 Lincoln Reception and Dinner in [...]

Hayward may have jumped gun on FDOT financing for VT-MAE

Hayward may have jumped gun on FDOT financing for VT-MAE

Last week, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward said in his "Upwords" that he had "over the last few months, we’ve worked with FDOT to reprioritize projects in our five-year work program in order to fill the gap in funding.” The gap in funding is $3.5 million that the city had thought it would [...]

The News Service of Florida recap of last week

The News Service of Florida recap of last week

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Normally, the next-to-last week of the legislative session would be spent putting the pieces in place for the ceremonial handkerchief drop on the final day of the annual gathering. Lawmakers would be hammering out a budget agreement --- with a [...]

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