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Missing Out on the Boon

Missing Out on the Boon

By Rick Outzen Last week, Zach Jenkins, director of the Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development at the University of West Florida, wrote a column that showed our region’s [...]

The Buzz 4/21/16

The Buzz 4/21/16

Event Runs Its Course At its April 12 meeting, the Downtown Improvement Board voted unanimously to sunset Gallery Night in September and end its sponsorship of the Pelican Drop, downtown’s New [...]

Winners & Losers 4/21/16

Winners & Losers 4/21/16

Winners Jeff Lewis Governor Rick Scott recently appointed the Pensacola area attorney to a third term as Regional Conflict Counsel, First District Court of Appeals Region. Lewis led the creation [...]

Ricksblog down temporarily

Ricksblog down temporarily

Over the weekend, the blog was hit by hackers. We've brought in a security specialists to scrub the site. We hope to have it back up later today. We do have several big stories that we expect to [...]

Breaking the Zip Code Poverty Link

Breaking the Zip Code Poverty Link

By Rick Outzen After spending $6.5 million on upgrading facilities at Warrington Middle School, including $2 million for a technology center and another $600,000 for merit pay for teachers and [...]

Inside The Fight for BP dollars

Inside The Fight for BP dollars

By Rick Outzen On April 4, Federal Judge Carl Barbier signed the Consent Decree for the final settlement for the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  The approved settlement called for British [...]

The Buzz 4/14/16

The Buzz 4/14/16

Ingram House Bound State Rep. Clay Ingram (R-Pensacola) called Inweekly and other media last Thursday to say he had decided to run for a fourth term. Ingram, who also serves as the president and [...]

Changing Climate, Changing Strategies

Changing Climate, Changing Strategies

By Shelby Smithey Climate change and politicians’ stance on the subject have made it an unnecessary tool in politics. However, 350 Pensacola’s upcoming speaker believes that politics will play [...]

The Buzz 4/7/16

The Buzz 4/7/16

Obama in Cuba Cuban-born restaurateur Robert de Varona is cautiously optimistic that President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Cuba will make a positive change in the communist [...]

Doing More With Less

Doing More With Less

By Rick Outzen Devin Simmons is a man of faith. He’s an optimist who loves to help people, particularly those who are homeless. However, the president of Waterfront Rescue Mission and his [...]

Understanding ISIS Threat

Understanding ISIS Threat

By Rick Outzen The United States has made mistakes in dealing with ISIS, according Dr. Jacob Shively. He said when the U.S. clamped down on the insurgency in Iraq in 2007, an unintended [...]

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