Tar balls have begun washing up on the shores of Pensacola Beach in Florida’s Panhandle. Escambia County emergency managment officials are working with state officials to make sure Pensacola Beach and the outlying areas receive as much aid as possible. WUFT-FM’s Lynsey Saunders talked with Senior Producer for Florida Public Radio, Trimmel Gomes, about BP’s response to the oil reaching Florida’s shores.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/89Trimmel.mp3]
The Florida Senate passed a bill Wednesday that refocuses the purpose and direction of the state’s community colleges. Senate Bill 374, the College Competitiveness Act of 2017, sets the primary missions of community colleges as providing associate of arts degrees and other lower level undergraduate college credit.