Saturday December 3rd 2016
Hope for the Holidays
By Jennifer Leigh
Every holiday season, it's important to spread a little cheer—and hope—to those less fortunate. This year is no different.
Something as simple as a plate of food or a children's toy gift-wrapped in bright, shiny paper can make all ...
By Jennifer Leigh
When you tune into WWUF 88.1 on a Saturday afternoon to listen to NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" and hear Paula Poundstone on the panel you know it's going to be a good day.
But after 37 years, ...
Resisting the Savior Mentality
By C. S. Satterwhite
Author Jordan Flaherty came to activism when he was a teenager.
"My first protest was when I was 16," said Flaherty. "It was in support of friends who were expelled from school for organizing against sexual assault."
Years later, ...
Mr. Gaetz Goes to Washington
By Rick Outzen
A little less than a month ago, State Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, beating Democrat Steven Specht 69%-31%. He is only the fifth person, and third Republican, to represent ...
The governor of Florida has been here twice since the flooding. He and his staff have responded quickly to community needs and have promised more help. We like his message, [...]
**Due to expected inclement weather on Saturday, May 10, the Celebrating Brownsville festival has been postponed. We will update the story once a new date for the event is announced.**
By Jessica [...]
Last week we watched devastation strike our area. Homes and businesses flooded, roads washed away and lives were lost.
Despite the sudden devastation, just as the sun began to shine its way [...]
By Natalia Bayona
This spring, local horticulturists from the University of West Florida’s Botanical Society and East Hill Edible Gardening are providing valuable insight into maintaining [...]
There are dozens of stories that come out of every disaster. Each reporter has to choose the ones on which he wants to focus. I tend to focus on people.
Commissioner Lumon May has run non-stop [...]
RUNNING: SIX AT SIX 6 a.m. The doors of Running Wild open every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 a.m. ahead of group runs that begin at 6 a.m. sharp. The casual group run is free of [...]
As our community recovers from the flooding of April 29-30, the Independent News wants to recognize those who have worked so hard to help. They are all winners. This is only a partial list of those [...]
By Hana Frenette
Sometimes when people are presented with the idea of jazz, they conjure up ideas similar to elevator music. Mellow, easy to listen to without actually listening, a mid-day, post [...]
UWF Budget Cut The University of West Florida did not fare well in the 2014 Florida Legislative Session. The new performance measurements approved by the lawmakers will cost the university $3.82 [...]
Inmates Tell What Happened
During the Jail Explosion
by Rick Outzen
Eric Stevenson has been busy since the early hours of Wednesday, April 30. The criminal defense attorney has been trying to [...]