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Boy Scouts
3:47 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

As LGBT Identified Kids Allowed In Boy Scouts Local Reaction Is Muted

Credit Gulf Coast Council of Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America began allowing gay members under the age of 18 as of January 1st. While some groups have withdrawn their support, the impact on local scouting doesn’t appear to be that large for now.

Spencer Page at the Gulf Coast Council says nine charter partners, all of them religious groups and most of them independent churches, notified the Council just after the vote last May that they would be departing.

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Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida
10:17 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Wildlife Sanctuary Protects Animals From Extreme Cold

Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida

For two nights in a row, the Florida/Alabama gulf coast was under a hard freeze warning, with low temperatures at 20 degrees or below.  The extreme weather is a concern for the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida, where precautionary measures were taken.

“Well, I am happy to say they did quite well,” said Dorothy Kaufmann on Tuesday. Kaufmann is director of the Wildlife Sanctuary, which works to provide care to injured or orphaned indigenous wildlife. 

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Science & Technology
4:11 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

IHMC Scientist Recounts Mars Explorations In Award-Winning Book

Credit MIT Press

A researcher from the Institute of Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) was awarded the 2014 Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award. The award honors the best original contribution to the field of aeronautical or astronautical historical non-fiction literature published in the last five years.

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YMCA
5:08 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

New Downtown YMCA Could Be On News Journal Site

One year after the first mention of a new YMCA for downtown Pensacola, businessman Quint Studer is out with a new offer to the organization.

Studer – who closed on a 3.4 million dollar deal for the Pensacola News Journal property last week, is offering part of the six acres for the YMCA to replace its 62-year-old facility. No money will change hands; Studer considers it a “donation.”

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Commentary
4:21 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Pensacola Is For Hipsters

Credit Sluggo's facebook page

Last month the website PolicyMic posted an article entitled "If you Can't Stand Hipsters, These 11 Cities Are For You." Ostensibly this is a mashup of data about toughness from crime rates to professional athletes and blue collar workers- and Pensacola ranked #1.

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