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Winners & Losers 8/15/19

Winners & Losers 8/15/19

Winners Bob Culkeen Florida Public Media (FPM), the state’s association of public broadcasters, elected WSRE General Manager Bob Culkeen as its new vice-chair. FPM is the organization of 24 [...]

Outtakes—Super Sabotage

Outtakes—Super Sabotage

By Rick Outzen Last year, 62,418 Escambia voters approved a referendum changing the school superintendent position from an elected post to one appointed by the school board. The victory was a blow [...]

Outtakes—Stop the Massacres

Outtakes—Stop the Massacres

By Rick Outzen More massacres and more calls for gun reform. Since the Pulse nightclub shooting that left 49 dead, we’ve had mass shootings in Las Vegas (58 dead); Sutherland, Texas (26); [...]

Winners & Losers 8/8/19

Winners & Losers 8/8/19

There's enough bad news in the world right now. We just couldn't bring ourselves to add to it by picking "losers" this week. So we decided to create this all-winners version of the column. Sorry to [...]

Winners & Losers 8/1/19

Winners & Losers 8/1/19

Winners Rameca Vincent Leary Dr. Leary has been named Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives at Pensacola State College. Her duties encompass student and employee minority recruitment and [...]

Outtakes—Celebrating Decorated Veterans

Outtakes—Celebrating Decorated Veterans

By Rick Outzen The recent treatment of Robert Mueller by Republican lawmakers, particularly by our Congressman Matt Gaetz, has bothered me. The relentless assault on the decorated war hero’s [...]

Winners & Losers 7/25/19

Winners & Losers 7/25/19

Winners Whitney Fike The communications manager for International Paper has been selected as a member of Leadership Florida Connect Class 10. Leadership Florida Connect is the premier statewide [...]

Outtakes—A Nation of Immigrants

Outtakes—A Nation of Immigrants

By Rick Outzen Immigrants helped build our economy. My father’s grandfathers were both immigrants—Andrew Outzen from Denmark and John Aloysius Cannon from Ireland—who made their fortunes [...]

Winners & Losers 7/18/19

Winners & Losers 7/18/19

Winners Kim LeDuff The University of West Florida has named Dr. LeDuff vice president for academic engagement and student affairs. She previously served as the vice president for academic [...]

Outtakes—Myth Busters

Outtakes—Myth Busters

By Rick Outzen The Escambia County School District earned a B for the 2018-19 school year. However, the grade isn’t a reason for celebration because that grading scale has been so watered down [...]

Winners & Losers 7/11/19

Winners & Losers 7/11/19

Winners Robert Bender Beachgoers didn’t have to pay the $1 Bob Sikes toll to Pensacola Beach over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. District 4 Commissioner Bender announced on the eve of the [...]

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