Voters In Gulf Breeze May Decide To Term Limit

The Gulf Breeze City Council is expected to discuss the prospect of term limits for themselves and the Mayor this week. The proposal is to limit Council members to eight years, a pair of two-year terms, and the Mayor to four years, a couple of two-year terms. It’s the brainchild of Mayor Pro Tempore, Joe Henderson. “When I first decided to run, it’s always been my idea to limit the time that I would serve, and give other people the opportunity to serve the public as I did,” said Henderson, w...
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Pensacon 2016: The Party Starts Soon

Mike Ensley loves talking about Pensacon. Going into its third year, the gathering of science fiction and comic books and cosplay and pop culture in general fans continues to exceed the organizer’s expectations. This year, a new venue has been added to the event. "We've always had the Pensacola Bay Center and the Crowne Plaza Hotel. We added the Saenger Theater last year and this year we the Rex Theater. So the folks at Harvest Church [are] letting us use the historic Rex this year as a sepa...
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The wife of a dead ISIS leader has been charged with having a "role in a conspiracy that resulted in the death of American citizen Kayla Mueller in February 2015," Justice Department documents say.

Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, also known as Umm Sayyaf, is an Iraqi citizen and was the wife of ISIS leader Abu Sayyaf before he was killed in a U.S. military operation last year.

The Gulf Breeze City Council is expected to discuss the prospect of term limits for themselves and the Mayor this week.

The proposal is to limit Council members to eight years, a pair of two-year terms, and the Mayor to four years, a couple of two-year terms. It’s the brainchild of Mayor Pro Tempore, Joe Henderson.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that Canada will cease its airstrikes against self-proclaimed Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria by Feb. 22.

It will remain part of the coalition targeting the militants.

Until very recently it was thought that just one bacterium was to blame for causing Lyme disease in humans. But it turns out that a second, related bug can cause it too.

In 2013, during routine testing of bacterial DNA floating around in the blood samples of people suspected of having Lyme disease, researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., realized they were looking at something different.

If you watched Sunday's Super Bowl, how did you get it? Over cable? Rabbit ears? (Yes, those still work.) Or did you stream it online?

Do you know any global health stories that should be getting coverage — but are overlooked by the media?

The problems with high lead levels in Flint, Mich.'s water started in April 2014, when the city switched water sources and began drawing its supply from the Flint River. The new water was harder, and government officials allowed it to corrode the city's pipes, leaching lead and other toxins into the tap water.

The Gulf of Mexico is now open for commercial fish farming.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last month that, for the first time in the U.S., companies can apply to set up fish farms in federal waters.

The idea is to compete with hard-to-regulate foreign imports. But opening the Gulf to aquaculture won't be cheap, and it could pose environmental problems.

The Stream is your source for news, photos and analysis from NPR's political team on the ground in New Hampshire. For more coverage and analysis visit NPRPolitics.org or elections.npr.org.

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To Combat Zika, Governor Wants More Test Kits & Mosquito Control

Florida Governor Rick Scott addressed the media Thursday about the state’s response to the Zika virus. One day after declaring a health emergency in four Florida counties, including Santa Rosa County, the governor, standing next to State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong, laid out the state’s plan to combat the virus, beginning with making sure there are enough kits available to test for active cases of the disease. "We currently have 448 kits to do this testing, and I'm authorizing the dep...
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