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Attracting Millennials To Serve and Protect

Attracting Millennials To Serve and Protect

By Ben Sheffler Generational differences and retiring deputies have left the Escambia County Sheriff's Office currently 33 deputies short. "It's grim," said Escambia County Sheriff David [...]

Scott’s Keep Florida Working Budget

Scott’s Keep Florida Working Budget

By Rick Scott Gov. Rick Scott released on Jan. 28 his “Keep Florida Working” budget proposal for the fiscal that year that starts July 1. The setting was AP Legislative Planning Session that [...]

The Buzz: Hunting The Elephant

The Buzz: Hunting The Elephant

Hunting The Elephant The capital press corps came to the AP Legislative Planning Session held on Jan. 28 in Tallahassee and were prepared to find the truth behind allegations that Gov. Rick Scott had [...]

Saunders: UWF on the Rebound

Saunders: UWF on the Rebound

By Rick Outzen In October 2014, University of West Florida President Dr. Judy Bense appointed Martha Saunders the Provost and Executive Vice President of the University of West Florida. Dr. [...]

Buzz: Dry Dreams, Jail Deaths

Buzz: Dry Dreams, Jail Deaths

Dry Dreams It’s fun to imagine about the future. Citizens were given that opportunity on Jan. 22 at a joint city-county public workshop at Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center on [...]

County Jail: No Place for a Child

County Jail: No Place for a Child

By Shelby Smithey Florida sends more children to adult court than any other state in the country, according to data gathered by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). This daunting statistic is [...]

Grassroots Efforts Tackle Corruption

Grassroots Efforts Tackle Corruption

By Ben Sheffler Ongoing grassroots movements to put an end to government corruption are gaining momentum and happening close to home. Move to Amend, a nonpartisan coalition of nearly 400,000 [...]

The Buzz 1/22/15

The Buzz 1/22/15

Chambers Pitch To Lawmakers The Northwest Florida Delegation heard on Jan. 15 from the business community what it would like to see the Florida Legislature accomplish this year. The list wasn’t [...]

Florida’s Criminal Justice System

Florida’s Criminal Justice System

Tough on crime – and taxpayers By T.S. Strickland This legislative session, Florida’s lawmakers will be asked to reconsider how the state deals with criminals. The “tough on crime” mantra [...]

Watson Lives His Dream

Watson Lives His Dream

By Rick Outzen Aaron Watson had a big year in 2014. The young attorney in Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty and Proctor law firm won a $12.6 million verdict for his client, making it [...]

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