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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 [...]

2013 Year In Review

2013 Year In Review

by Jessica Forbes Over the course of any given year, the IN staff writes a wide range of cover stories. Some of those stories have a way of sticking out in the memories of those who researched, [...]

Notable Deaths

Notable Deaths

One of the most somber aspects of reflecting on a year gone by is noting the deaths of individuals who somehow touched the lives of a great number of people through their work, art, or a combination [...]

Year In Pop: Top Sellers In Music, Film and Books

Year In Pop: Top Sellers In Music, Film and Books

Music Best Selling Albums (Source: Billboard Top 200 Albums of 2013) •    The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake •    Red, Taylor Swift •    Take Me Home, One [...]

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