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Candidate Workshops Set For EscaRosa

Elections officials in both Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties plan workshops next week, for those interested in running for office in 2018. These workshops are useful because many who seek public office have not done so before, and for political veterans it’s a refresher course. “We have a lot of people that come into our office; obviously, they’re curious about what offices are up for election and what it means to be a candidate,” said Tappie Villane, Elections Supervisor in Santa Rosa County...

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But this year, there's barely a sliver of moon in sight — the new moon was just on Thursday. And much of America can expect a nearly cloudless sky, to boot.

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