A New Day for District 3

By Will Isern–– Before she traveled the world with the Navy, before she earned her wings as a flight officer and before she became the first woman in history to command a Navy air wing, Lee Hansen taught school. In Florida and Georgia, Hansen taught elementary students. It was family tradition that led her to …
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Pensacola may be Pot Shop Capitol of NWFL

  By Will Isern— As medical marijuana companies vie for standing in the state’s burgeoning industry, Pensacola may prove to be the crucial foothold in Northwest Florida. The city’s first medical marijuana shop, Trulieve, opened its doors on Davis Highway in April, and now a second company, Surterra Wellness, has set up shop on Bayou …
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They Might Be Giants Full Interview Transcript

By Tanner Yea— Our interview with John Flansburgh from They Might Be Giants was just too packed full of goodness; a two-page story couldn’t capture it fully. As a supplement, we have provided the full transcript of the interview, which includes stories about Detroit, recording songs for cartoons and They Might Be Giant’s songwriting goals. …
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30A Songwriters Bring the Beat to the Beach

Home to sugar-white sand beaches and some very rare coastal dune lakes, Highway 30-A is also a unique blend of planned communities that stretch for more than 28 miles along the Gulf of Mexico’s coastline in Northwest Florida’s Walton County. From the funky, original, Grayton Beach to the European Mayberry feel of Rosemary Beach, the …
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Bare Hand Collective Creates New Space for Community

By Hana Frenette— A mile north of downtown on Palafox Street is a large, white, unassuming warehouse. No sign hangs out front, yet cars are in and out of the lot regularly, with people coming and going through the large warehouse doors. The space is known as Bare Hand Collective and serves as the newest …
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Art Returns To The People

By Tanner Yea— Seeking refuge from corporate homogeny and big box stores, many Americans have turned to mom-and-pop shops or joined the do-it-yourself movement. This is true not only with clothes, music and restaurants, but art as well. Cooperative art galleries are now starting to become more commonplace, and there are a few in Pensacola …
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