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Winners & Losers 5/14/15

Winners & Losers 5/14/15

Winners LaRuby May The Pensacola native won the Ward 8 seat on the Washington, D.C. Council, according to an unofficial final tally that the D.C. Board of Elections released May 8. May, a former [...]

Outtakes—In Pursuit of Truth

Outtakes—In Pursuit of Truth

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas is in hot water. Public records appear to show that he covered up allegations of grade tampering at one of his highest performing charter schools, Newpoint High School, [...]

Winners & Losers 5/7/15

Winners & Losers 5/7/15

Winners Pensacola Opera The Yale School of Music selected the Pensacola Opera to participate in the fifth Yale Symposium on Music in Schools, which will take place June 4–7 on the Yale campus. [...]

Outtakes—Please Answer The Questions

Outtakes—Please Answer The Questions

Press conferences are invaluable to democracy. They allow the media to dig deeper into issues and force newsmakers to answer questions that they may not want to handle. Press conferences are the [...]

Winners & Losers 4/30/15

Winners & Losers 4/30/15

Winners Marco Rubio The freshman senator from Florida has caught fire with Republican voters since he announced his candidacy for president. Rubio is suddenly leading the field in a Fox News poll [...]

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’ [...]

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