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NAACP, Perdido on RESTORE’s Plate

The Escambia County RESTORE Advisory Committee meets this afternoon. Members will further discuss the body’s bylaws and also hear additional presentations from the community. Tony…

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Miller: Immigration Reform has ‘No Chance’

Last week, the United States Senate passed its immigration reform bill. The House is expected to take up the issue after the Fourth of July…

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Singing the Drilling-Blues Down at the Library

Environmentalists are at the Pensacola downtown library, waving signs and singing songs. They are protesting an oil company’s request to waive emission standards for a…

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Awaiting the Deep

  The memorial-barge artificial reef is almost ready. It’s docked over by Joe Patti’s Seafood, waiting for Friday morning. “All we lack now is sinking…

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Gathering for the Hunt

The men who will help steer the selection of Escambia County’s next administrator gathered for their initial meeting today. They were introduced to huge binders…

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Local EPA Hearing on Gulf Drilling Permit

The Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled a public hearing on BHP Billiton Petroleum’s request to waive current emission regulations in pursuit of oil and natural…

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Escambia’s Big Gamble, or ‘No Blinking’

The Escambia County Commission has decided to take over operations of the Escambia County Jail. The move follows fruitless negotiations with the Escambia County Sheriff,…

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Down at the Crossroads

With nearly all the players in the same room, the discussion roamed until it was exhausted. That journey continues tonight during the Escambia County Commission’s…

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Pointing Fingers and Finding Solutions

The Escambia County School Board took another step yesterday in the reconfiguration of Lincoln Park Elementary School. Although the school’s proponents lobbied for further consideration…

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