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Jeremy's Notebook

Don’t Think Twice (It’s Alright)

March 19, 2013

As Escambia County officials begin determining what went wrong with a tourism-incentive gift card program funded primarily through BP funds following the 2010 oil spill, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz has questioned the prudence of placing…

Environment

Idle No More

March 19, 2013

Idle No More—an indigenous-rights and environmental group based in Canada—will be holding events locally this week. The group is holding three separate events, each with its own focus. The organization was formed last year by members…

Politics

Lt. Gov. Carroll in Pensacola this weekend

January 19, 2013

Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll is visiting Pensacola this weekend, which provide local officials a few photo ops. Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll’s Schedule Saturday, January 19, 2013 3:30 pm-5 pm: Visit And Tour Of Corry Station…

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RESTORE Math

January 17, 2013

The Escambia County Commission is expected this afternoon to sign on to the latest formula agreed to for the county-level RESTORE Act pot. “It isn’t exactly what we wanted, but it’s what brought everybody together,” said…

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League Pushes Elections Reform

January 14, 2013

As election supervisors across the state request that Gov. Rick Scott and state legislators reassess election laws, the League of Women Voters of Florida are joining the chorus for such change. “It is imperative that we…

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Scott Asks Obama for Help at Ports

December 27, 2012

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has asked President Barack Obama to intervene this Saturday if the state’s port workers decide to go on strike. “A shut down of Florida ports is simply not an option,” the governor…

Health

Regional Checkup: We’re Not Well

December 5, 2012

The numbers are in, and they’re not encouraging. The Partnership for a Healthy Community held court at Sacred Heart Hospital today in Pensacola to share the findings of its 2012 health assessment for Escambia and Santa…