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Outtakes—The Human Side of Disaster

Outtakes—The Human Side of Disaster

Five years ago, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 men, and spewing millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. It became an international story with film crews [...]

Winners & Losers 4/23/15

Winners & Losers 4/23/15

Winners Sophia Young The Pensacola native has been hired as the Operations Director for the Pensacola Young Professionals. In her previous jobs, Young has focused on her passion for bettering the [...]

Winners & Losers 4/16/15

Winners & Losers 4/16/15

Winners Marty White The longtime WXBM on-air personality is retiring after 42 years on the air, with 37 of them on Pensacola radio. As a fixture on Pensacola morning radio, White woke up Pensacola [...]

Outtakes—Small World

Outtakes—Small World

We really live in small world, where slight degrees separate us from major stories and newsmakers. In July 2009, Pensacola and much of the nation was caught up the investigation of the murders of [...]

Winners & Losers 4/9/15

Winners & Losers 4/9/15

WINNERS Edward Westmark One of the founding physicians of The Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart has retired from medicine after 52 years of service. Along with Dr. Reed Bell and Dr. John [...]

Outtakes—The Big Excuse

Outtakes—The Big Excuse

Whenever anyone is asked about the causes of problems facing this community, there is one reply I hear most often. The Florida Office of Early Learning says on average 33 percent of Escambia [...]

Winners & Losers 4/2/15

Winners & Losers 4/2/15

Winners Judy Bense The University of West Florida Board of Trustees voted to keep Dr. Judith Bense as the President of the University of West Florida until Dec. 31, 2016. The extended term [...]

Outtakes—Unintended Consequence

Outtakes—Unintended Consequence

In June 2013, the citizens of Pensacola voted to eliminate the two “at-large” seats on the Pensacola City Council and, thereby, reduce to the council from nine seats to seven. Our newspaper [...]

Winners & Losers 3/26/15

Winners & Losers 3/26/15

Winners Gulf Islands National Seashore It’s official: Our beaches are the best in Florida, according to a readers’ poll run by USA Today. Visit Pensacola pulled out all stops to win, even [...]

Outtakes—A Lesson Never Learned

Outtakes—A Lesson Never Learned

When I first got into in journalism, the wisest advice I got from other alt-weekly publishers was the story is always the cover-up, not the initial act, that grabs the readers’ [...]

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 [...]

Winners & Losers 3/19/15

Winners & Losers 3/19/15

Winners IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area The National Association of Social Workers, Northwest Florida Unit, honored the all-volunteer organization with its Public Citizen of the Year Award. The [...]

Winners & Losers 3/12/15

Winners & Losers 3/12/15

Winners Vicky Gaetz The first bill passed by the Florida Senate this year was the Victoria Q. Gaetz Racing Greyhound Protection Act. Gaetz, a tireless advocate for dogs and other animals, is the [...]

Outtakes—Innovative Approaches Needed

Outtakes—Innovative Approaches Needed

Mayor Ashton Hayward, Pensacola City Council and Escambia Board of County Commissioners are concerned about panhandling. All have paid lip service to doing something about homelessness, but our local [...]

Outtakes—The Innocence of Pensacon

Outtakes—The Innocence of Pensacon

I like Pensacon. This odd assortment of celebrities, panel discussions, workshops, parties and costumed visitors is the perfect event for Pensacola. For years, the local hospitality industry has [...]

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