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Outtakes—A Pivotal Day

Outtakes—A Pivotal Day

By Rick Outzen Sept. 5, 2006, was a pivotal day for Pensacola. A city-wide referendum for the Community Maritime Park was on the ballot. Here is an abbreviated version of the column I wrote to get [...]

Winners & Losers 9/12/19

Winners & Losers 9/12/19

Winners Martha Saunders The University of West Florida president has been awarded a contract extension through the end of the 2020 calendar year. A Board of Governors’ regulation put in place in [...]

Outtakes—School Competition

Outtakes—School Competition

By Rick Outzen Thanks to public records supplied by the Escambia County School District, Inweekly found that the district’s enrollment is down 977 students in its traditional schools from its [...]

Winners & Losers 9/5/19

Winners & Losers 9/5/19

Winners Veterans National Homecare Pensacola State College received $5,000 in scholarship funds from Veterans National Homecare for first-generation in-college students. On behalf of Veterans [...]

Outtakes—Rinse, Reload, Repeat

Outtakes—Rinse, Reload, Repeat

By Rick Outzen After mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso, many hoped that federal and state lawmakers would do something about gun reform, but yet again, any meaningful legislation to curb gun [...]

Winners & Losers 8/29/19

Winners & Losers 8/29/19

Winner Ron DeSantis The Florida governor has agreed to allow Florida to join a national electronic center to exchange voter registration data with other states, an effort long-sought by county [...]

Winners & Losers 8/22/19

Winners & Losers 8/22/19

Winners Blue Wahoos Pensacola’s professional baseball team continues to show it’s a class act. Earlier this month, Blue Wahoos president Jonathan Griffith named Wade Vadakin as the team’s [...]

Outtakes—A Profound Shift

Outtakes—A Profound Shift

By Rick Ouzten The Business Roundtable, which represents chief executive officers of America’s leading companies, on Monday redefined the purpose of the corporations in a statement signed by 181 [...]

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 [...]

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