Posted in 2016 Election Escambia County Pensacola Politics

Nearly 9,000 mail-in ballots yet to be returned in Escambia, 735K statewide

According to Florida’s Secretary of State, 735,681 mail-in ballots have yet to be returned as of 5 a.m. this morning. The majority of which are…

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Posted in 2016 Election

Florida Lt. Governor on impact of early voting [podcast]

Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera appeared yesterday on “Pensacola Speaks” to promote early voting. I asked him how early voting impacts an election. “One, a vote…

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Posted in Politics State & National News

State Backroom Briefing: Red State, Blue State

(Weekly political notes from The News Service of Florida) By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA As this year’s presidential race bounces along, the…

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Posted in Politics

Net worths of Florida Cabinet reported

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott’s net worth dropped nearly 19 percent — mainly due to a reduction in the…

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Posted in Business

Pensacola ranked third best Florida city to find a job

Wallet Hub has ranked Pensacola the third best Florida city for finding a job, trailing only Sarasota and Jacksonville Beach. Pensacola ranked #10 in Job…

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Posted in Business

Florida given 2016 Silver Shovel awards

Area Development, the leading publication focused on site selection and facility planning, has given Florida a 2016 Silver Shovel Award in recognition of projects undertaken…

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Posted in Business

Florida ranked fourth for tech industry employment

Earlier this week, the non-profit tech association CompTIA released its Cyberstates 2016 report, which provides a state-by-state analysis of the U.S. technology job market. Florida’s…

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Posted in Business

Florida TaxWatch: Transportation infrastructure needs

Robert Weissert, executive vice president of Florida TaxWatch, said on “Pensacola Speaks” that the shortfall for the state’s transportation infrastructure needs is more than a…

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Posted in Education News

Escambia County senior classes lose over 30 percent between ninth and twelfth grades

The enrollment of the Escambia County School District has been relatively stable for several years, losing only 14 students between the 2012-13 and 2015-16 school…

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