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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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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4:21 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Pensacola Is For Hipsters

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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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MLK Day of Service
1:25 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Red Cross Reminds That Home Fires Are Our Greatest Threat

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The Red Cross will be taking to the streets later this month promoting fire safety. 

Volunteers from the American Red Cross of Northwest Florida will be going door to door in Pensacola on Dr. Martin Luther King Day talking to residents and dropping off information about fire prevention.  Trevor Sikes from the local Red Cross chapter. says they will target neighborhoods that have had fires in the past 12 months as well as others that they deem at risk

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Voter Purge
9:52 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Florida Voters Scrutinized In Controversial Program

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner says his office will soon begin forwarding the names of suspected non-citizens on the voter rolls to local elections officials. The move formally kicks off the second attempt at a controversial scrubbing program.

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