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Posts Tagged ‘Florida’

Scott Asks Obama for Help at Ports

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 said this morning during a conference call with the press. Members of the [...]

Regional Checkup: We’re Not Well

Regional Checkup: We’re Not Well

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 Rosa counties. As in the group’s previous reports, the diagnosis isn’t [...]

Mitt’s Pensacola Party

Mitt’s Pensacola Party

Having waited hours for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the full house at the Pensacola Bay Center was dancing in the aisles. Literally, to a house band called Mass Confusion that had already torn apart Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days” and was doing the same to Joan Jett’s [...]

Grover and the Governor

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson will be in Tallahassee tomorrow. He’s looking to meet with Florida Gov. Rick Scott. “My hope is to meet with the governor’s office late afternoon,” the commissioner said. Robinson wants to speak with Scott regarding the as-of-yet unrealized [...]

Starting Down the RESTORE Road

The Escambia County Commission started down a long road this morning. It is a road potentially paved with many millions in treasure. When the federal government arrives at a dollar amount for Clean Water Act fines levied against BP, the RESTORE Act has guaranteed a good chunk of that money will [...]

A Tribute to Jason

The IN's cover story this week explores the issue of prison privatization. Chasity Owens spoke about how her brother, Jason Owens, was attacked at a private prison in Florida operated by GEO Group, Inc. She attributes her brother's attack—after Jason was left alone with another inmate—and [...]

League, Rock the Vote Return to Florida

Following last week’s decision in federal court, third-party voter registration groups are looking to get back to work. Claiming that Florida’s newly passed H.B. 1355 was too burdensome and risky for volunteers, some such organizations suspended registration efforts late last year. On May [...]

Fight For Your Right (to Vote)

A judge’s temporary injunction blocking key provisions of Florida’s new election law has voter registration groups hopeful as they head toward this year’s primary and general elections. “I get calls everyday from volunteers who are very eager to get back to voter registration,” said [...]

Connie Mack Attack

Connie Mack Attack

The frontline of a political campaign is not for the weak stomached. The scripts and variables are fluid. It can get awkward and painful to watch. The scene in Pensacola today became unbearable long before Congressman Connie Mack III (R-Ft. Myers) arrived at the gas station. The U.S. senate [...]

Face Melter (Acoustic Version)

Face Melter (Acoustic Version)

Yonder Mountain String Band kicked off the Florida leg of its tour last night at Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola. After logging a couple of days of R&R in town, the band seemed as excited as the club’s packed house about the midweek hoedown. “If we’d known you were this much fun, we [...]

The Doctor Is In

The Doctor Is In

The GuLF STUDY—a federal exploration into possible health impacts following the 2010 oil spill—is heading south for another tour. “Just Florida this time,” said Dr. Dale Sandler, as she prepared for her trip. Sandler, chief of the epidemiology branch at the National Institute of [...]

Scott picks up endorsements

Got three emails from Rick Scott for Governor campaign within one minute: Florida Home Builders Endorse Rick Scott for Governor : “FHBA supports Rick Scott in his candidacy for Governor of the State of Florida. His pro-business stance and positions on smaller government, less regulation, lower [...]

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