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Stories by Hansen Hasenberg

Stories by Hansen Hasenberg

June 11, 2024
Electric vehicle (EV) sales in the United States have skyrocketed since their emergence on the market in the 2010s. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, which is under the direction of the Department of Transportation, from 2018 to 2021, EV sales doubled. In the years since, EV sales have continued to go up. In 2023, 1.6 million were sold, a 60% increase from the million sold the previous year.
June 10, 2024
On the afternoon of June 5, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed House Bill (HB) 385 into law. The bill, known as “Cassie Carli law,” will go into effect July 1.
May 8, 2024
Col. Patrick Dierig, the commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing (1SOW), is hitting the ground running after taking command from Col. Allison Black Feb. 23. As installation commander, Dierig oversees Hurlburt Field’s base support for the wing’s four groups and 24 squadrons, as well as more than 40 tenant units, including Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command.
March 12, 2024
Politics can be a vicious sport, causing frustration and a desire to give it up. According to State Rep. Dr. Joel Rudman (R-Navarre), this past session has been one frustration after another. Despite this, he said he isn’t ready to step aside. Rudman first came into the Florida Legislature after winning the Republican primary and general election for former Rep. Jayer Williamson’s seat (District 3) in 2022. The 2023 Legislature began soon after Rudman was sworn in.
December 14, 2023
When you star in your own hit television show and act alongside the likes of Vin Diesel, Jennifer Lawrence and Helen Mirren, it might go to your head but for Alan Ritchson, 41, he’s still just the kid from Niceville.
August 29, 2023
On Aug. 26, Code Ninjas, an international afterschool learning center franchise with a focus on coding, held a grand opening for their Pensacola center. The center has actually been open since March 2023.
June 29, 2023
Have you seen a black bear this summer?

In recent weeks, more and more black bears have been spotted in neighborhoods across northwest Florida. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) interactive public bear map, there have been over 40 calls since January concerning bears in Navarre alone.

June 22, 2023
A large, standing room only, crowd gathered outside Scott’s Outdoors in Jay Friday, June 9, to hear from and ask questions of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz.

The event was a legislative update from the congressman, where he discussed the recent indictment of former president Donald Trump, governmental accountability and a plethora of other topics.

June 8, 2023
A Fort Walton Beach teenager is facing a second degree felony in connection with threats of a mass shooting made toward students at Baker High School.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged 15-year old Caleb McLaughlin of Miracle Strip Parkway with sending written or electronic threats.

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