Today on Context Florida: Escambia County, distraught moms, Charlie Crist and Robert McCulloch

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Today on Context Florida:

Escambia County residents have been waiting a long time, says Shannon Nickinson, and it stings to be asked for more patience. The people who live near the Rolling Hills and Longleaf construction and demolition debris facilities have waited years for their complaints to be heard.

Recently, Catherine Durkin Robinson read a letter posted online from a distraught mom writing to her daughter after a bad divorce. Although she does not have a daughter, Robinson offers some helpful words for moms writing a letter to abandoned daughters.

Everyone knows how Charlie Crist lost, a lack of votes, but Kevin Cate points out that not enough has been said about how Charlie Crist won. First, the People’s Governor willingly walked into a $100 million wall. Next, Charlie Crist held nothing back.

Make no mistake, says Martin Dyckman, Robert McCulloch, the St. Louis County district attorney, cannot pin the Ferguson no-call on the grand jury. No matter how hard he might try to be impartial — and McCulloch didn’t even make a show of it — no one else can be expected to believe it.

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