Election 2014
9:12 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

UPDATED: Primary Voting Concludes With Some Surprises

Credit Sandra Averhart

Title-9, Chapter 100.061 of the Florida Constitution states: In each year in which a general election is held, a primary election for nomination of candidates of political parties shall be held on the Tuesday 10 weeks prior to the general election.

In Tuesday's primary election former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist has easily won the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican incumbent Gov. Rick Scott in November. Crist easily defeated former state Sen. Nan Rich in Tuesday’s primary.

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Election 2014
8:32 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Voters Cast Ballots Early For 2014 Primary

Credit Photo via Flickr//Vox Efx

  Eight days of early voting in Escambia County ended on Saturday, as did 13 days in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa. And now, other voters must actually go to the polls on Tuesday to vote in the primary.

Of the three counties in the western Panhandle, Okaloosa collected the most votes in the early period, at just under 6,200. Paul Lux, the county’s Elections Supervisor, says despite the most recent numbers, early voting is gaining in popularity. Absentee ballots processed in Okaloosa County as of Monday total just under 5,000.

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Early Education Grants
3:33 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

States To Compete For Early Education Dollars

Credit Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Department of Education has announced a new grants competition for states to develop or improve their early learning programs. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made the announcement about the new $250 million Preschool Development Grants competition that will help states build, expand and improve high-quality preschool programs for children from low- and moderate-income families.  The grants are for states to develop preschool programs or to improve or expand on existing programs.

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Summer Heat
2:47 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

This Weekend Temperatures Will Soar


The “Dog Days” of August are upon us, with a week and a half to go in the month and this weekend is expected to be an extra sultry one.

Florida in August is always hot, but Mother Nature is raising the bar over the next few days. John Purdy is at the National Weather Service in Mobile.

"Generally we're looking at high pressure systems, which keep the clouds away. That means more sunshine which heatens up the surface of the earth."

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Economic Report
12:16 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Harper Excited About New Role With Studer Institute

Dr. Rick Harper
Credit University of West Florida

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper, assistant vice president of economic development at the University of West Florida, discusses the announcement this week regarding his new position with the Studer Institute.

A partnership with UWF will allow Harper to become Director of the Institute.

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