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Lowball Logjam

Lowball Logjam

Are There Riches in the River? By Jeremy Morrison If something seems too good to be true, maybe it is. Or, maybe there’s treasure under the water. “I don’t think it’s a gold mine, but [...]

Asking Y

Asking Y

Questions on the Waterfront by Jeremy Morrison For nearly three hours the question hung over the heads of the Pensacola City Council: ‘What is the Y?’ Projected onto a screen, it was the [...]

Buzz: ECAT Looks to Escambia

Buzz: ECAT Looks to Escambia

Mass Transit Requests County Takeover By Jeremy Morrison Now that the Escambia County Transit System can rely on the recently passed four-cent gas tax for future funding, what’s next for the [...]

Saving Blackwater: Round Two

Saving Blackwater: Round Two

Fending Off Drilling in the Forest By Jeremy Morrison The Blackwater River State Forest-drilling bill is dead. Again. For now. Rep. Doug Broxson, (R-Gulf Breeze) killed the bill Feb. 20. He [...]

Leftover Chicken

Leftover Chicken

Escambia Takes Another Look By Jeremy Morrison If Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson can have dogs, then why can’t county residents have chickens? “They poop in my backyard and [...]

Buzz: Texting in the Sunshine

Buzz: Texting in the Sunshine

A government official—let’s say someone on the city council, or a county commissioner—takes out their cellphone and begins diligently tapping out a text during a public meeting. What are they [...]

‘This Is Not Cool’

‘This Is Not Cool’

A Community Cries Out for Relief By Jeremy Morrison It was a beautiful day in the park. Barbecued smoke spilled from large barrel grills and mixed with the gospel music coming out of the PA [...]

Buzz: ‘Hopelessly Hung’

Buzz: ‘Hopelessly Hung’

In December 2011, Robert Donson was shot in the stomach by a Pensacola Police officer, and subsequently charged with possession of a gun, resisting arrest and assault on an officer. While still [...]

Passion for People

Passion for People

Interview with Rev. H. K. Matthews By Rick Outzen Rev. H.K. Matthews walked into the Independent News to set the record straight.  Dressed in black slacks, a grey dress shirt with a white collar [...]

Humpback Revision

Humpback Revision

Last Call at the Bridge Bar? By Jeremy Morrison The Three-Mile Bridge has spanned the watery expanse of Pensacola Bay for decades. Rising from the depths with an arched back, it is part of the [...]

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