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Winners & Losers 5/28/15

Winners & Losers 5/28/15

Winners Leadership Pensacola The Pensacola Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) Class of 2015 recently unveiled its class project, LeaP This Way. The project enhanced downtown [...]

Outtakes—Six Summer Questions

Outtakes—Six Summer Questions

By Rick Outzen The local political scene tends to be quiet during June and July. However, we head into this summer with several questions. The answers will give us plenty of headlines for the rest [...]

Outtakes—Comrade Scott

Outtakes—Comrade Scott

By Rick Outzen For years, Gov. Rick Scott has known the federal Low Income Pool (LIP) program, which annually provides over $2 billion for the health care for low-income families across the state, [...]

Winners & Losers 5/21/15

Winners & Losers 5/21/15

Winners Jerome Shannon Pensacola Opera’s Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Maestro Jerome Shannon as the company’s new Executive Director. Shannon has been involved with the [...]

Outtakes—Sadly Not Surprised

Outtakes—Sadly Not Surprised

We aren’t giving our poor children a fighting chance to get out of poverty, according to a new study by Harvard professors Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren. In Escambia County, by the time a poor [...]

Winners & Losers 5/14/15

Winners & Losers 5/14/15

Winners LaRuby May The Pensacola native won the Ward 8 seat on the Washington, D.C. Council, according to an unofficial final tally that the D.C. Board of Elections released May 8. May, a former [...]

Outtakes—In Pursuit of Truth

Outtakes—In Pursuit of Truth

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas is in hot water. Public records appear to show that he covered up allegations of grade tampering at one of his highest performing charter schools, Newpoint High School, [...]

Winners & Losers 5/7/15

Winners & Losers 5/7/15

Winners Pensacola Opera The Yale School of Music selected the Pensacola Opera to participate in the fifth Yale Symposium on Music in Schools, which will take place June 4–7 on the Yale campus. [...]

Outtakes—Please Answer The Questions

Outtakes—Please Answer The Questions

Press conferences are invaluable to democracy. They allow the media to dig deeper into issues and force newsmakers to answer questions that they may not want to handle. Press conferences are the [...]

Winners & Losers 4/30/15

Winners & Losers 4/30/15

Winners Marco Rubio The freshman senator from Florida has caught fire with Republican voters since he announced his candidacy for president. Rubio is suddenly leading the field in a Fox News poll [...]

Outtakes—The Human Side of Disaster

Outtakes—The Human Side of Disaster

Five years ago, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 men, and spewing millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. It became an international story with film crews [...]

Winners & Losers 4/23/15

Winners & Losers 4/23/15

Winners Sophia Young The Pensacola native has been hired as the Operations Director for the Pensacola Young Professionals. In her previous jobs, Young has focused on her passion for bettering the [...]

Winners & Losers 4/16/15

Winners & Losers 4/16/15

Winners Marty White The longtime WXBM on-air personality is retiring after 42 years on the air, with 37 of them on Pensacola radio. As a fixture on Pensacola morning radio, White woke up Pensacola [...]

Outtakes—Small World

Outtakes—Small World

We really live in small world, where slight degrees separate us from major stories and newsmakers. In July 2009, Pensacola and much of the nation was caught up the investigation of the murders of [...]

Winners & Losers 4/9/15

Winners & Losers 4/9/15

WINNERS Edward Westmark One of the founding physicians of The Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart has retired from medicine after 52 years of service. Along with Dr. Reed Bell and Dr. John [...]

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