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Outtakes—What’s Really Going On

Outtakes—What’s Really Going On

For all the job growth that Escambia County has had over the past four years, our public school enrollment is flat. In the 2011, Escambia County had 40,495 children in enrolled in pre-kindergarten [...]

Winners & Losers 1/22/15

Winners & Losers 1/22/15

Winners Gray Swoope The Florida Secretary of Commerce and president and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI), Gray Swoope, announced that he will leave his post at the end of February. Over the [...]

Outtakes—’Je Suis Charlie’

Outtakes—’Je Suis Charlie’

By Rick Outzen On Jan. 7, two masked gunmen dressed in black and armed with Kalashnikovs entered the Paris offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and opened fire on a morning [...]

Winners & Losers 1/15/15

Winners & Losers 1/15/15

Winners Don Gaetz The state senator from Niceville introduced with Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) Senate Bill 240 to require government offices to recognize military-issued IDs as valid [...]

Outtakes—Stormwater, Part II

Outtakes—Stormwater, Part II

When I attended the Storm Water Advisory Team (SWAT) meeting on January 6, I was reminded of meetings I attended 15 years ago on the stormwater.  Back then the issue wasn’t flooding, it was [...]

Viewpoint: The Gentle Giant

Viewpoint: The Gentle Giant

The Untold Story of Jail Blast By JD Sjoberg *Publishers Note:  The voices missing from investigation into the April 30 explosion at the Central Booking and Detention Center are those of the [...]

Outtakes—Compelling News

Outtakes—Compelling News

The daily newspaper published on Sunday, Jan. 4 its editorial plan for 2015. The News Journal will focus on education, storm water improvements and infrastructure side of public safety, such as [...]

Winners & Losers 1/8/15

Winners & Losers 1/8/15

Winners Doug Underhill State Attorney Bill Eddins announced on New Year’s Eve that his office’s review of a complaint against Escambia County Commissioner Underhill v had determined that such [...]

Outtakes— Improving My Craft

Outtakes— Improving My Craft

At the age of 57, I still have so much to learn. The past year I worked hard to perfect my writing. Though I will always be plagued with typos, I did a better job of developing my craft. My hatred [...]

Winners & Losers 1/2/15

Winners & Losers 1/2/15

Winners Sacred Heart Hospital March of Dimes and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recognized Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola for reducing the number of early elective [...]

Winners & Losers 12/26/14

Winners & Losers 12/26/14

Finally, the Winners & Losers department of the Inweekly news and entertainment empire got into the holiday spirit. They wanted everyone to end 2014 with happy thoughts, so they brought forward [...]

Outtakes—On the Cusp

Outtakes—On the Cusp

We are nearing the halfway mark of the second decade of the 21st century. The first half of the last decade, we struggled to overcome three hurricanes, a real estate downturn and corruption that [...]

Winners & Losers 12/18/14

Winners & Losers 12/18/14

Winners Grover Robinson The Escambia County Commissioner bravely brought forth to his board a discussion of the Confederate battle flag being flown at the Pensacola Bay Center. Nearly 15 years [...]

Outtakes—The Lunacy of Torture

Outtakes—The Lunacy of Torture

We have known for the past 10 years that our government tortured prisoners in our war against terrorism. Our leaders told us that these were bad men, unworthy of the rights granted under the Geneva [...]

Outtakes—Man in the Mirror

Outtakes—Man in the Mirror

The April 30 explosion of the Central Booking and Detention Facility killed two men, paralyzed another and injured another 173 people. None of it should have happened. Some have downplayed the [...]

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