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Florida Legislature

Under Sen. Negron's bill, drones could be used only to prevent imminent danger to life — as in a kidnapping — or serious property damage.
Northwest Florida Daily News
The Legislature must not adjourn in May without sending a comprehensive ethics bill to the governor’s desk.
Panama City News Herald

Environment

There is still much to do in Northwest Florida three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Pensacola News-Journal

Local Government

There is still much to do in Northwest Florida three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Pensacola News-Journal
Okaloosa County commissioners are talking about raising the local gas tax by as much as 5 cents per gallon.
Northwest Florida Daily News
County officials agreed to accept a $15.3 million settlement from BP to help offset the economic damages from the Deep Water Horizon oil spill.
Panama City News Herald
An event called Community Crime Watch, sponsored by local law enforcement officials, will help citizens in neighborhoods help fight crime.
Pensacola News-Journal

Elections

Tuesday’s municipal elections saw Springfield elect a new mayor and city commissioner and Parker choose a new mayor.
Panama City News Herald

War/Veterans

The new nonprofit committee to oversee work and fundraising for the Veterans Memorial Park in Pensacola is a welcome improvement.
Pensacola News-Journal

Sports

Make some room on the local trophy mantel for the President’s Cup, the Pensacola Ice Flyers are the area’s latest champions.
Pensacola News-Journal

Economy

County officials agreed to accept a $15.3 million settlement from BP to help offset the economic damages from the Deep Water Horizon oil spill.
Panama City News Herald

Culture

“Thirty Seconds Over the Emerald Coast”, a planned flyover of five vintage B-25 bombers will mark a reunion of the surviving Doolittle raiders.
Northwest Florida Daily News

Florida Politics

Lane Rees, a former Walton County commissioner, was arrested on charges of possessing and transmitting child pornography.
Northwest Florida Daily News

Courts

Florida should have been shamed long ago into fixing its extreme juvenile sentencing system.
Panama City News Herald

Public Safety

While lawmakers were shepherding bills that outlaw texting while driving, students at Booker T. Washington High School were lobbying their peers.
Pensacola News-Journal
An event called Community Crime Watch, sponsored by local law enforcement officials, will help citizens in neighborhoods help fight crime.
Pensacola News-Journal

Taxes and Fees

Americans will have to work 1 more week before they’ve earned enough money to meet their tax obligations for 2013.
Northwest Florida Daily News

Letter To The Editor

Health care should be a function of government. And eliminating the parasitic insurance industry should save enough money to pay for it.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

We have to decide, as a country, if we have a moral obligation to provide basic medical care to all citizens.

 

Northwest Florida Daily News

Yes, there are two sides to any issue, the right side and the wrong side. Compromise is the ever-failing middle. I will not sacrifice or...

Northwest Florida Daily News

Until we educate the public, especially the landowners and politicians, on the benefits of a retail corridor, this essential ingredient to a...

Panama City News Herald

The first phase of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 constituted one of the most brilliant displays of learning in political theory ever shown...

Panama City News Herald

Op Ed

This is our community. We need to own it, not give it away to profiteers.

 

Panama City News Herald

I believe it is reckless for Air Force officials to continue dismantling the Air Armament Center.

Northwest Florida Daily News

Here in the Panhandle, the past couple of weeks have brought angst over FCAT scores in writing, reading and math.

Pensacola News-Journal