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Local Government

Panama City Beach officials have passed and ordinance that regulates Beach Blast and its organizers have cancelled this year's event.
Panama City News Herald
After the accident that damaged Brooks Bridge there was talk of a new bridge or adding a second span but the idea had little support and was dropped.
Northwest Florida Daily News
We support the move to expand the sale of alcohol in a portion of downtown Milton and urge the City Council to move forward quickly.
Pensacola News-Journal
While Panama City considers cracking down on small mobile homes, officials must be careful not to crush a small business.
Panama City News Herald
Okaloosa County has hired Ernie Padgett as county administrator after the abrupt resignation of Robert Halfhill.
Northwest Florida Daily News
Perhaps it would be better if Walton County let everybody take dogs to the beach — or nobody, and declared the beach a pooch-free zone.
Northwest Florida Daily News
County commissioners voted unanimously to approve $360,000 in incentives for iSirona, to keep it here and to add 300 full-time jobs.
Panama City News Herald

Florida Legislature

State lawmakers think they’ve fixed a bill that would allow cops to crack down on loud music thudding and thumping from car stereos.
Northwest Florida Daily News
HB 867, primarily allows parents to have a seat at the table in how to improve their children’s failing public school.
Panama City News Herald
House Bill 49, sponsored by Rep. Darryl Rouson would prohibit the sale all “metal, wooden, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic or ceramic smoking pipes.
Panama City News Herald

Federal Government

The Blue Angels got word that federal budget cuts would mean the Navy’s elite precision flying team would not perform for the rest of the year.
Pensacola News-Journal

Florida Politics

The battle for Don Gaetz’s Northwest Florida Senate seat has begun, and we’re still three years from the election.
Panama City News Herald

Safety Net

The Milton-based Men In Action Outreach mentors boys and young men to provide guidance at a troubling, challenging time in their lives.
Pensacola News-Journal

Economy

We were pleased to hear Wednesday’s announcement that Navy Federal Credit Union continues to invest deeply in Northwest Florida.
Pensacola News-Journal

Animals

Perhaps it would be better if Walton County let everybody take dogs to the beach — or nobody, and declared the beach a pooch-free zone.
Northwest Florida Daily News

Business

County commissioners voted unanimously to approve $360,000 in incentives for iSirona, to keep it here and to add 300 full-time jobs.
Panama City News Herald

Sports

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos are scheduled to start their second season tonight with a home opener against the Tennessee Smokies.
Pensacola News-Journal

Letter To The Editor

It’s time again for the battle lines to be drawn and for you to decide on which side you belong.

Panama City News Herald

If you have not touched the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, then make it a promise of things you need to do.

Northwest Florida Daily News

In the future, the Florida Legislature should follow Okaloosa’s lead instead of ramming through a law allowing counties to put children in adult...

Northwest Florida Daily News

The commission and the mayor have allowed what appears to be a personal vendetta to continue for far too long.

Panama City News Herald

Environmental groups boast of “saving the fishery.” But at what cost?

Panama City News Herald

Introducing women to Army Ranger training is nothing more than a gimmick.

Northwest Florida Daily News

Op Ed

There will always be computers around campus, or the classrooms will have laptops instead of desktops. If children don’t own these pieces of...

Panama City News Herald

A Florida sheriff is not required by statute to wear a uniform. It is left to the discretion of the individual elected official.

Pensacola News-Journal