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Rising Stars 2014

Rising Stars 2014

Breaking into the leadership of Pensacola is not easy. Especially for young people who are are expected to “pay their dues" and bide their time. The Independent News recognized long ago that [...]

Navigating the Affordable Care Act

Navigating the Affordable Care Act

By Jessica Forbes & Sarah McCartan “Despite Glitches, HealthCare.gov Could’ve Been Worse,” NPR “Somebody Finally Got Fired For Healthcare.gov,” Washington Post “Health Care [...]

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Updates From the Ever-Changing Pensacola Food and Retail Scenes by Jessica Forbes & Sarah McCartan SORRY, WE’RE CLOSED The Spotted Dog As of Christmas Eve, The Spotted Dog permanently [...]

What’s Your Story?

What’s Your Story?

Meet The People of Pensacola by Sarah McCartan Dancers. Veterans. Police officers. Heroes. Homeless. Gospel singers. Natives. Immigrants. Those who seem to have it all. Those who may [...]

The Dos and Don’ts of Being a Do-Gooder

The Dos and Don’ts of Being a Do-Gooder

By Jennifer Leigh You may have been thinking about volunteering at a non-profit for years, but have yet to act upon it. You don’t have to let laziness or intimidation hold you back. No matter [...]

Get Engaged

Get Engaged

How To Become Informed & Involved In '14 Sorry to disappoint if you thought we were talking about the other kind of "engaged."  But this is the Independent News after all, not Cosmo—so you [...]

Get Out The Vote

Get Out The Vote

Yes, 2014 is an election year. Without a presidential election driving the news cycle, this very important fact may escape the attention of some folks only remotely plugged in. Nevertheless, offices [...]

Post-Worthy Activism

Post-Worthy Activism

With each new week comes an influx of new things to rant about on social media platforms. Or at least it sure seems that way. Whether in regard to celebrities, politics, economic issues, [...]

How To Watchdog (and maybe even participate in) Local Government

How To Watchdog (and maybe even participate in) Local Government

by Jessica Forbes In December, the removal of trees ahead of road work at the intersection of Scenic Highway and Interstate 10 came as a surprise to many, including some of our local elected [...]

One Advocate’s Story

One Advocate’s Story

By Jessica Forbes For many public officials and attendees of local government meetings, Barbara Albrecht is a familiar presence. Typically donning a straw hat, she is an environmental scientist [...]

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