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10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. VIRGINIA HAS CHECKERED RACIAL PAST Virginia has become more diverse and socially liberal in recent years, but the state continues to struggle with mindsets shaped by its turbulent racial history. 2. BORDER WALL A DELICATE DANCE Some Mexican homes encroach on U.S. soil, posing a dilemma for federal authorities. 3. ‘REVOLUTION BABIES’ REPRESENT MAJOR […]

Santa Rosa voter rolls shrinking

Santa Rosa voter rolls shrinking

  Although Republican voters hold a 3-1 edge over Democrats in Santa Rosa, they lost some of that lead this year. In the biennial updating that state law requires county Elections Supervisor Tappie Villane to do in every odd-numbered year, her staff has moved 4,874 Republicans to “inactive” status, compared with 2,066 Democrats. The trend […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. PUERTO RICO’S RECOVERY FROM HURRICANE MARIA WILL TAKE MONTHS, OFFICIALS SAY The Category 4 storm knocked out power across the entire U.S. territory and caused widespread damage at a time when it is in dire financial straits. […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 7

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 7

NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE FOUND FOR BONDI, TRUMP BRIBERY COMPLAINT Fort Myers-area State Attorney Stephen Russell presented Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday with the results of an investigation. The complaint stemmed from scrutiny last year over a $25,000 campaign contribution Bondi received from Trump in 2013. Bondi asked for the donation about the same time her […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 19

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 19

HARAMBE’S MATRIARCH GRANDMOTHER DIES AT ZOO MIAMI The zoo announced on social media that the 49-year-old ape was euthanized Wednesday morning, saying she had been suffering from several health issues that slowly incapacitated her. Josephine was born in the wild in March 1967 and arrived at Zoo Miami in March 1983. Harambe who gained worldwide […]

Safety pins?

Safety pins?

What began with the Brexit in the UK last June has spilled over to America in the wake of the nation electing Donald Trump as president.  People are wearing safety pins to make a silent statement that the groups of people who feel threatened by the supposed hate and fear mongering of Trump and his […]

Near-record numbers in election

Near-record numbers in election

Voters of Santa Rosa county turned out to vote in numbers not seen since the 2008 General Election, and before that you have to go all the way back to 1984 when the voter turnout was 70.28 percent of all registered voters.  In this 2016 election the percentage was 68.04.  In a heated presidential race […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 15

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 15

DONALD TRUMP DROPS LAWSUIT ABOUT FLIGHTS ABOVE FLORIDA CLUB County Attorney Denise Nieman emailed commissioners about the lawsuit Monday afternoon. Nieman says Trump’s attorneys contacted her to say they are dropping the lawsuit, which claimed the historic Mar-A-Lago was being irreparably harmed by air traffic from Palm Beach International Airport. MORE PULSE 911 CALLS RELEASED […]

Navarre High elects Trump as president

Navarre High elects Trump as president

Donald Trump would be the next president of the United States and Marco Rubio would be Florida’s next U.S. senator if Navarre High School voters had their way. NHS students cast their ballots in the school’s first full-blown mock election Wednesday, Nov. 2 as part of an effort to get students engaged in the political […]

Like it or not, this election is a referendum

Like it or not, this election is a referendum

Guest Opinion There is a sizeable faction in this country that is disgusted with the choices we have going into the 2016 General Election. While the choices are far from the quality a great nation like the United States deserves, they are what they are. No amount of complaining, abdication of responsibility or indignation will […]

Santa Rosa takes steps to prevent voter fraud

Santa Rosa takes steps to prevent voter fraud

As Election Day looms ever closer and early voting winds to a close, suspicions of voter fraud are on the forefront of many minds. The issue has received massive amounts of national media attention in the wake of statements by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump saying that millions of fraudulent votes would be cast against […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 28

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 28

FIERY MULTICAR CRASH KILLS 5,, INCLUDING 2 KIDS, IN FLORIDA The crash happened Wednesday night when Pablo Cortes III lost control of a Volkswagen Golf, crossed a median and slammed head on into a Toyota Sienna minivan driven by Marianela Murillo, 39, and carrying four children, Florida Highway Patrol troopers wrote in an incident report. […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 26

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 26

TRAINER CLAWED ON LEGS BY TIGER AT FAIR AS CHILDREN LOOK ON Pensacola Interstate Fair publicist Katie King says trainer Vicenta Pages suffered several cuts Tuesday when a 2-year-old Bengal tiger named Gandhi clawed her legs. The publicist says Pages’ husband rushed to help the trainer. Pages stood up unassisted and talked to the children […]

Votes for Donald Duck considered but not counted

Votes for Donald Duck considered but not counted

One election night result that Tappie Villane can almost surely count on is that Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse will get some votes for President of the United States. However, by law, the Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections isn’t required to tabulate or record such prank ballots. No matter that the cartoon characters, among […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 24

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 24

POLICE: NAKED DONALD TRUMP STATUE STOLEN IN MIAMI Miami police said on the department’s official Twitter account that the statue of the Republican presidential nominee was taken from the Wynwood arts district on Thursday. FLORIDA OFFICER SUSPENDED AFTER GUN DISCHARGES, HITS MAN Wanda Roman was inside her apartment Sept. 15 when the revolver fired. The […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 14

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 14

DEMOCRATS IN THE U.S. HOUSE SAY TRUMP DONATION TO BONDI SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED House Democrats are calling for a federal criminal investigation into an improper $25,000 donation Donald Trump’s charity made to a political group supporting Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi after her office said it was weighing legal action against Trump University. ROYAL CARIBBEAN […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 3

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 3

POLICE: MAN STABS WIFE DURING ARGUMENT OVER PEELING MANGOES Uriel Bradshaw was arrested Saturday on charges of aggravated battery with a weapon. An arrest report says Bradshaw was eating mangoes in a bedroom of the couple’s West Palm Beach home. His 65-year-old wife became irritated when she saw he was putting pieces of the mangoes […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 15

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 15

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY SAYS CUBA SHOULD LET ANYONE VISIT VIA CRUISE LINES Kerry says the Cuban government should drop the law barring American citizens born on the island from returning by sea if it wants to continue developing full and normal relationships with the rest of the world. Two Cuban-Americans are suing Carnival […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 31

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 31

TRUMP MISSING FROM GOLF RESORT SIGN Someone removed the script lettering spelling the Republican presidential candidate’s surname from the sign outside Trump National Jupiter. 60-FOOT-WIDE HOLE OPENS IN TARPON SPRINGS Authorities have evacuated a mobile home park along Florida’s Gulf Coast after the 35-foot-deep hole opened in the ground. About 20 residents were moved as […]

Polling location irregularities reported

Polling location irregularities reported

Navarre resident and designated Donald Trump Campaign poll watcher Ricky DeSantis alleges many anomalies occurred on Election Day, March 15. He said individuals moved No Campaigning Beyond This Point sign boundaries beyond 100 feet and removed, stole or destroyed Ted Cruz and Donald J. Trump signs while allowing Bernie Sanders signs to remain. Read the […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 15

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 15

GAWKER MEDIA FOUNDER ON STAND IN HOGAN CASE Testimony in the Hulk Hogan sex video trial ended for the day with Gawker Media founder Nick Denton on the witness stand. On Monday, Denton spoke about his rise in the publishing world and how he founded Gawker. Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan is suing Gawker for […]