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Confederate Cultural Clash

Confederate Cultural Clash

By Jeremy Morrison The Confederate flag has seen a lot of action as of late. It’s an old debate. One with roots stretching deep into America’s painful past. And one being taken up with a [...]

Making Escambia County Even Better

Making Escambia County Even Better

An Interview with Administrator Jack Brown By Rick Outzen On Friday, Jack Brown sat at his conference table on the fourth floor of the Ernie Lee Magaha Governmental Building ready to talk about [...]

The Buzz 6/3/15

The Buzz 6/3/15

Rolling Hills Closed Friday, May 29 wasn’t a good day for the owners of Rolling Hills Construction and Demolition Recycling Center, the dump that has plagued the residents of the Wedgewood [...]

Outtakes—Two Small Steps

Outtakes—Two Small Steps

By Rick Outzen We have talked and talked about Escambia County’s poverty and how it ripples through the community impacting public education, health, crime and economic development. Pensacola [...]

American Dream Out Of Reach For Our Poor

American Dream Out Of Reach For Our Poor

y T.S. Strickland It’s a truism that the grass is always greener on the other side. But for kids growing up poor in Escambia County, the future really does look brighter just about anywhere else [...]

No More Kicking The Can

No More Kicking The Can

By Rick Outzen Florida does not have a budget for next year. Despite the Republican Party controlling both chambers, the governorship and all Florida Cabinet posts, the leaders can’t agree on [...]

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 [...]

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