Majority of top brass supports police cameras


  • January 28, 2016
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   community-dashboard
New study indicates that top law enforcement officials support the use of body-worn cameras by police officers as a way to improve behavior of officers and the citizens they serve.

Rising stars shine in Pensacola


  • January 28, 2016
  • /   Randy Hammer
  • /   community-dashboard
The newest class of InWeekly's Rising Stars showcases an impressive list of young professionals who are 35 years old or younger.

House tax-cut package: too much or not enough?


  • January 28, 2016
  • /   News Service of Florida
  • /   economy
Several House Democrats expressed apprehension about a nearly $1 billion tax-cut package.

House proposes nearly $1 billion in tax cuts


  • January 28, 2016
  • /   News Service of Florida
  • /   economy
The House is proposing a wide-ranging tax cut package that falls just short of Gov. Rick Scott's request for more than $1 billion in mostly business-friendly relief.

Scott's budget priorities under pressure in legislature


  • January 28, 2016
  • /   News Service of Florida
  • /   economy
Leading senators linked an effort to hold down an increase in local property taxes to Gov. Rick Scott's pitch for tax cuts.

How can we make public schools better?


  • January 27, 2016
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   education
As schools locally and across the country put a bigger focus on high school graduation rates and kindergarten readiness, the bigger question loom: Can schools be fixed?

Time to get serious about public education


  • January 27, 2016
  • /   Randy Hammer
  • /   education
With per-student spending $3,000 less than the national average, state newspapers challenged policymakers to make public education a priority.

Senate panel backs expanding prescribing powers


  • January 26, 2016
  • /   News Service of Florida
  • /   community-dashboard
Bill would allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners to expand ability to write prescriptions.

Area homeless students need our help


  • January 26, 2016
  • /   Randy Hammer
  • /   education,community-dashboard
Nearly 4,000 children who attend public schools in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties don't have enough food or a place to call home.

Senate will match Scott's $250 incentive request


  • January 26, 2016
  • /   Jim Turner
  • /   economy,community-dashboard
A key Senate budget chairman will recommend that Gov. Rick Scott get his wish for $250 million to recruit businesses to Florida.