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Economic Report
5:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Harper: State Economy Getting Back on Track

Dr. Rick Harper
Credit University of West Florida

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses the latest three-year economic outlook for Florida from the Legislature’s chief economist Amy Baker, head of the Office of Economic and Demographic Research.

The budget outlook is presented every August. Harper says after a bit of a slow start to 2014, January through May, the state appears to be getting back on track. “Now for the new fiscal year, which in Florida starts July 1 and runs through June 30, the forecast is that total revenues will be up about $1 Billion for this fiscal year.”

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Ceremony remembers those who died
3:32 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

NAS Remembers 9-11Attacks

About 300 people gathered at the National Museum of Naval Aviation for Thursday's Sept. 11 observance.
Credit Dave Dunwoody, WUWF Public Media

Flags were at half-staff and half-mast, on Thursday’s 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody attended the ceremony at the Naval Aviation Museum aboard NAS Pensacola.

A traditional Navy two-bell ceremony honored the more than 3,000 who died on that day in the three airliners, at the Pentagon, and serving as first-responders. In the opening invocation, Navy Chaplain Todd Orren asked that those close to the victims be remembered.

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Freedom Bell
5:22 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Let The Freedom Bell Ring Two-Day Event

Veterans Tribute Tower Freedom Bell Two-Day Event
Credit Danielle Freeman

 A ceremony to cast the Freedom Bell, which will hang on The Veterans Tribute Tower of Northwest Florida, was held today  at Uptown Station in Ft. Walton Beach. WUWF’s Danielle Freeman reports, this event was the first of many scheduled through Thursday, September 11th.

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Gov. Brings Campaign to Panhandle
4:26 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Scott Stumps in Pensacola

Gov. Rick Scott addresses supporters during a rally Wednesday (9/10/14) at New World Landing in downtown Pensacola.
Credit Dave Dunwoody/WUWF

Governor Rick Scott’s “Let’s Keep Working” bus tour came to Pensacola this morning. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody reports the visit was part of Scott’s two week, 28-city schedule.

Running about 20 minutes late to the rally at New World Landing downtown, Gov. Scott continued the tour’s dual themes. First up, tax cuts. The Governor says because of what he calls Florida’s robust economic recovery, he can offer a one billion dollar reduction over the next two years.

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Major UWF Gift
6:56 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

$770,000 Gift to UWF Helps Science, Health, and Football

Timothy Burr talking about his family's gift to the University of West Florida Tuesday afternoon at the Argonaut Athletic Club.
Credit Bob Barrett/WUWF

Science, engineering and football all got a boost Tuesday as the University of West Florida announced a major gift from a local family.  

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