A settlement is in place between the American Civil Liberties Union and the Florida Department of Corrections, regarding inmate housing at the Santa Rosa Correctional Institution in Milton.
In its lawsuit filed in August, the ACLU claims it requested from the Department of Corrections last November two years’ worth of demographic and housing records concerning the Santa Rosa Correctional Institute. DOC rejected the request in April.
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Based on the latest statistics for 2013, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s and someone develops the disease every 68 seconds. Additionally, in 2012 there were 15 million caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
The T. T. Wentworth Museum in downtown Pensacola will reopen on Tuesday after four months of renovations. The first floor of the Wentworth Museum features the same “City of Five Flags” theme but now focuses on everyday life in Pensacola throughout its history. Rob Overton is Chief Operating Officer of the UWF Historic Trust. He said the central gallery on the first floor has taken a welcome center approach.
The KlaasKIDS Foundation is sponsoring its inaugural “Light the Way Home for the Missing” walk this Sunday in downtown Pensacola. The event is designed to raise awareness about missing person cases along the Gulf Coast.
In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses the latest on the Senate confirmation of Janet Yellen as the next chair of the Federal Reserve. Her nomination passed 14-8 through the Senate Banking Committee this week, and Harper expects her floor vote in the Senate will go well. But, he believes Yellen will face big challenges as the economy continues a slow recovery.