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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 [...]

The Buzz 5/14/15

The Buzz 5/14/15

Newpoint Update Superintendent Malcolm Thomas is recommending that the Escambia County School Board give 21st Century Academy of Pensacola, Inc., the nonprofit set up by Newpoint Education Partners [...]

Malcolm Thomas’ Latest Headache

Malcolm Thomas’ Latest Headache

Possible Cover Up of Grade Tampering By Rick Outzen Some Newpoint High School teachers pressured to change the grades of seniors became livid. Others broke down in tears. Cheat? It wasn’t [...]

The Buzz 4/30/15

The Buzz 4/30/15

Covering the VT-MAE Gap The public has been repeatedly reassured by the city of Pensacola that VT-MAE and its promised 300 jobs are not in jeopardy and the project is on schedule. However, we don’t [...]

A Legacy of Trauma

A Legacy of Trauma

One year after Escambia County jail explosion By T.S. Strickland April 30 marks one year since a natural gas explosion tore through Escambia County’s Central Booking and Detention Facility, [...]

Tipping Point

Tipping Point

Escambia County embraces criminal justice reform By T.S. Strickland A local group that has been working since 2011 to help federal inmates transition from prison back into the community is [...]

Outtakes—Convention Center Deja Vu

Outtakes—Convention Center Deja Vu

The success of Pensacon has reignited a discussion of building a convention center. It’s a worthy topic. The fourth-cent of the Tourist Development Tax was originally presented as a funding source [...]

Fighting To Be Heard

Fighting To Be Heard

The Deaf and the Law By Rick Outzen The tables in the large room at the Center for Independent Living formed a rectangle. Several deaf people and their advocates sat, waiting to share their [...]

Figuring Out Sports Tourism

Figuring Out Sports Tourism

By Duwayne Escobedo Picture a multi-purpose, indoor sportsplex located in the central part of Escambia County. Perhaps one with eight basketball courts, 14 volleyball courts, the ability to [...]

Outtakes—What’s Really Going On

Outtakes—What’s Really Going On

For all the job growth that Escambia County has had over the past four years, our public school enrollment is flat. In the 2011, Escambia County had 40,495 children in enrolled in pre-kindergarten [...]

Outtakes—Stormwater, Part II

Outtakes—Stormwater, Part II

When I attended the Storm Water Advisory Team (SWAT) meeting on January 6, I was reminded of meetings I attended 15 years ago on the stormwater.  Back then the issue wasn’t flooding, it was [...]

Escambia County mulls appointed school superintendent

Escambia County mulls appointed school superintendent

By Duwayne Escobedo Five times in the past half century, Escambia County voters have resisted a nationwide trend. Unlike 99 percent of the more than 14,500 public school districts across the [...]

The Buzz 1/15/15

The Buzz 1/15/15

Wedgewood Wants More The residents of Wedgewood weren’t much interested in the stricter ordinances being proposed to regulate borrow pits and construction & debris landfills. No, they made [...]

2015 To Do Lists

2015 To Do Lists

By Rick Outzen and Duwayne Escobedo We are coming upon the midpoint of the second decade of the 21st century. The past four years we’ve dealt with an environmental disaster and leadership [...]

The Buzz 1/8/15

The Buzz 1/8/15

City Lobbyist Registry On Oct. 10, 2014, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced in his digital newsletter that he wanted the city to adopt a lobbyist registry that would require those paid to lobby [...]

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