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The Black Hole of the County Budget

The Black Hole of the County Budget

By Rick Outzen For the past two months, Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill has decried that the county faced a $9 million shortfall in its FY 2018 budget. However, the problem isn't the [...]

The Buzz 7/13/17

The Buzz 7/13/17

BRAC-Proofing NWFL With the military being more than half of his district's economy, Congressman Matt Gaetz worked with the Department of Defense to shave off nearly $2 million of the cost of the [...]

Citizens Protest Beach Ownership

Citizens Protest Beach Ownership

By Duwayne Escobedo A decades-old fight over eliminating property leases to Santa Rosa Island residents and allowing them ownership, instead, is stirring up public debate once again. County [...]

The Buzz 7/6/17

The Buzz 7/6/17

A Knife in a Gunfight Dr. Rick Harper believes that Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran's efforts to dismantle Gov. Rick Scott's business incentives programs invited those involved in economic [...]

UWF’s Performance Turnaround

UWF’s Performance Turnaround

By Sammi Sontag Dr. Martha Saunders, president of the University of West Florida, is optimistic about UWF's future innovations and spoke highly of the school's latest successes on the talk radio [...]

Keys to Continued Growth

Keys to Continued Growth

By Rick Outzen On June 28, the executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Cissy Proctor, touted the economic development successes of Governor Rick Scott and the region. [...]

Investing in Pensacola’s Progress

Investing in Pensacola’s Progress

By Jennifer Leigh Sunday's Child held its annual meeting last month giving away five grants to local nonprofits. Manna Food Pantries, Independence for the Blind, Friends of Escambia County [...]

Underhill’s ‘Brutal’ Honesty

Underhill’s ‘Brutal’ Honesty

By Duwayne Escobedo Doug Underhill said one thing he learned as a counter-terrorism officer and in 25 years of service in the U.S. Navy was how to be brutally honest. "People say, ‘Can I be [...]

The Buzz 6/29/17

The Buzz 6/29/17

What's That Smell The heavy rains brought to the area by Tropical Storm Cindy overwhelmed the stormwater system one block from Pensacola City Hall. Dr. Gloria Horning reported to the city's 3-1-1 [...]

Newpoint: Charges and Possible Cover Up

Newpoint: Charges and Possible Cover Up

By Rick Outzen Marcus May, the founder and owner of the Newpoint Education Partners charter schools in Escambia and six other Florida counties, and Steven Kunkemoeller, owner of School Warehouse, [...]

The Buzz 6/22/17

The Buzz 6/22/17

Pond Design Questioned The Government Street/Corrine Jones Stormwater project continues to be plagued with problems. The latest issue was flooding along the east side of the large pond during a [...]

A ‘First’ in the ’18 Governor’s Race

A ‘First’ in the ’18 Governor’s Race

By Sammi Sontag Our country once cherished pioneers that strove to be first. However, in this age of cynicism and polarized politics, the "firsts" have lost some of their luster. That may [...]

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