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Outtakes 7/14/11

Outtakes 7/14/11

HOT POTATO The Pensacola City Council president has called for a special workshop on the morning of Wednesday, July 20. The “hot topics” that she wishes to discuss outside of the Committee of the [...]

Winners & Losers 7/7/11

Winners & Losers 7/7/11

Now that IN has celebrated its birthday, the Crystal Ball cubicle of the Southwest Pensacola division of the IN media and entertainment empire has sent the Winners & Losers staff its predictions [...]

Outtakes 7/7/11

Outtakes 7/7/11

GROWING PAINS Watching the Pensacola City Council adapt to the new city charter has been painful. For nearly 80 years, city government was run by a staff that answered to a council that had ballooned [...]

Outtakes 6/30/11

Outtakes 6/30/11

AGAINST ALL ODDS A reader asked me, “How has the Independent News survived for a dozen years?” We’re a free publication solely dependent on advertising in an era that has seen the 9/11 tragedy, [...]

Winners & Losers 6/30/11

Winners & Losers 6/30/11

The IN political hack, muckracker and yellow journalist alumni association met and voted on the biggest winners of the first 12 years of the Independent News. In true Winners & Losers style, all [...]

Outtakes 6/23/11

Outtakes 6/23/11

RACISM HASN’T VANISHED Race remains a heated discussion in Pensacola. Usually it’s buried deep and only surfaces when someone dares to promote a program that might help the minority community. [...]

Winners & Losers 6/23/11

Winners & Losers 6/23/11

Winners RON SWANSON Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Judge Swanson to replace Peter D. Webster on the First District Court of Appeal. Swanson has served on the First Judicial Circuit Court since 2003 [...]

Outtakes 6/16/11

Outtakes 6/16/11

BLUE ANGEL HONOR One of the most difficult things a person can do is walk away from something he loves. Commander Dave Koss did just that when he voluntarily stepped down last month as leader of the [...]

Rant & Rave 6/16/11

Rant & Rave 6/16/11

DIVERSITY IS GOOD BUSINESS In Pensacola the minority population is about 40% (approximately 33.5% African American, 2.9% Hispanic, 2.4% Asian, and 1% Native American). However, the minority [...]

Winners & Losers 6/16/11

Winners & Losers 6/16/11

Winners EMERALD COAST UTILITIES AUTHORITY The bids for tearing down the Main Street Treatment Plant have come in much lower than anticipated. ECUA has seven bidders that want the job, and their [...]

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