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SOA Watch
5:38 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

School of the Americas Watch Organizer To Speak In Pensacola

Credit Dave Dunwoody

María Luisa Rosal will speak – based on her professional and academic work and the extensive research and experience of the School of the Americas Watch – on  the deeds of the SOA/WHINSEC that bring her to Pensacola, and in particular, on the Army's plans to bolster the SOA/WHINSEC and to extend the same cruel and destructive training to Africa 

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Wildfire Awareness
3:46 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Florida Observes Wildfire Awareness Week

Credit Photo via Flickr//Ben Watts

This is Wildfire Awareness Week in Florida, during a time of the year when firefighters are working to minimize risk to homes, businesses and residents. So far this year, more than 500 wildfires have blackened about 9,000 acres statewide.  

Wildfires generally occur in the spring and early summer months due to a lack of rainfall, low humidity and strong winds combined with increased yard burns. There have been 61 blazes in the Blackwater District of the Florida Forest Service – which covers Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties – that have burned just over 3,200 acres.

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Legislative Session Update
3:14 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Gaetz: 2014-15 Budget Negotiations

Florida Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville).
Credit Office of Don Gaetz

State lawmakers are beginning their sixth week of work during the 2014 Florida Legislative Session. During the session, WUWF is checking in with Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville).

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UWF BEI
3:33 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

UWF Breaks Ground On East Campus Project

  Ground was broken Friday morning at the University of West Florida, for the first construction project under the UWF Business Enterprises, Incorporated umbrella.

Jim Barnett, BEI’s Chief Executive Officer, told those gathering under the tent next to the Davis Highway/U-S 90 junction that the event celebrates progress.

“Plans don’t accomplish work,” said Barnett. “Goals on a flip chart on a wall do not accomplish work. It is people that really get things done. It’s taken us a while to get here, but we’ve ensured it’s done the right way”

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Escambia Co. Administrator
12:32 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Administrator Vote on Hold -- Again

Credit Escambia County

The Escambia County Commission Thursday once again pushed back a vote on the hiring of a new county administrator. The latest inaction comes after 18 months and spending $40,000 on the search process.

For the want of a chairman, the opportunity was lost. Lumon May was out of town and traveling back to Pensacola on Thursday. He did not make it back in time for the meeting, which kicked off at 5:30 p-m.

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