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Economic Report
3:51 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Harper: 2.9% Drop In GDP Shows Weak Start To 2014 GDP Revision

Dr. Rick Harper
Credit University of West Florida

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses the latest first quarter revision of the gross domestic product (GDP).  According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, GDP shows a 2.9% drop in the annual rate in January through March, the weakest quarter for the U.S. economy since the Great Recession.

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Baptist LifeFlight Sale
4:21 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Baptist LifeFlight Sold To Colorado Company

A LifeFlight helicopter at the Jacksonville, FL location of Baptist Healthcare.
Credit Baptist Healthcare

In the late 1970's, Baptist Hospital in Pensacola established Baptist Life Flight. At the time it was the only air-ambulance service operating in the state of Florida and only the third established in the United States. Now, after more than 35 years, Baptist Life Flight has been sold to a Colorado based firm called Air Methods.

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SBA Flood Assistance
4:15 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Deadline Looms For Flood Assistance

A local gym flooded and damaged from April's weather.
Credit Lindsay Myers

Time is running out for residents in northwest Florida affected by storms and flooding to apply for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency: tshe deadline to register is Monday, July 7.

Survivors in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Jackson, Okaloosa and Walton counties are eligible to apply for disaster assistance that may include money to help pay for temporary housing, essential home repairs or other serious disaster-related expenses.

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Commentary
1:14 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Carl Wernicke: I'm Really Nice

Credit IHMC

All of us have times when we are less than sociable. While I know that I am in reality a cuddly, warm human being, this doesn’t always come across to others. My mother used to call me anti-social, and my wife has deemed me a curmudgeon. But who cares what they think, right? I know the real me, and, well, modesty keeps me from being too boastful.

Still, I admit that sometimes I just can’t deal with all the sweetness and light.

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Election Update
4:44 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Sen. Evers And Rep. Gaetz Win Reelection Unopposed

Matt Gaetz and Greg Evers, both returning to the Florida legislature without opposition.

Qualifying for state and local offices in Florida closed at noon on Friday, June 20. While Gov. Rick Scott and the three Republican members of the Cabinet all drew opponents, several incumbent members of the Florida Legislature were re-elected without opposition.

Two of them are in Northwest Florida.

Greg Evers of Baker is headed for a second and final four-year term in the Florida Senate, representing District 2.

It’s very humbling that folks thought enough of you that they were able to elect you without opposition.”

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