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April 3 Is The Deadline To Submit RESTORE Projects In Santa Rosa

The deadline for residents in Santa Rosa County to apply for money from the RESTORE Act for their projects is this Friday. Because of that, there are calls going out not to get in the paperwork by Thursday. “A special note on that deadline,” said Sheila Fitzgerald, the county’s Grants Director. “We do realize that it is the Good Friday holiday. So we are encouraging anyone that is planning to submit a proposal to try and get that in if at all possible by Thursday. That way, if they run into...
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Pensacola Habitat For Humanity Disputes Media Report Of Financial Problems

Despite a report that Habitat for Humanity is “beset with financial woes,” the organization’s executive director says it’s nothing they cannot handle. The Pensacola News Journal quotes Larry Northup, Habitat’s volunteer chairman, as saying they’re “somewhat cash-strapped.” Figures from the article show revenue falling by half in 2013, according to its latest federal tax return, while contributions fell by two-thirds to $3.6 million. Habitat Executive Director Tim Evans paints and different...
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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is expected to announce today whether he will sign a "religious freedom" bill passed Tuesday by state legislators. The measure is similar to one approved in Indiana that has resulted in a massive backlash.

The culture wars are always percolating beneath the surface in presidential politics – until something or someone pushes it to the surface.

After being found found unconscious in her home Tuesday afternoon, folk music icon Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Los Angeles. "She is currently in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good spirits," according to her website.

Mitchell "regained consciousness on the ambulance ride," her website says.

She was born in 1898. And now comes word that Japan's Misao Okawa has died at age 117. She had been the world's oldest person since 2013, according to Guinness World Records.

A day after the self-imposed deadline passed for reaching a political agreement on Iran's nuclear program, negotiators are still working. Top diplomats from Iran and six countries are sending mixed signals on a potential deal; some have left the talks.

As of Wednesday morning, NPR's Peter Kenyon tells Morning Edition, "three foreign ministers — half the international contingent — are gone. That's Russia, China and France."

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Top executives of Lufthansa and Germanwings airlines visited the site of last week's plane crash that killed 150 people. Speaking to reporters, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr did not respond to questions about the co-pilot's medical history.

Spohr said that while his airline is learning more about the crash, "It will take a long time for all of us to understand" how the tragedy occurred.

From Berlin, Esme Nicholson reports for our Newscast desk:

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