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Cities May Unite for BP Funds

Cities May Unite for BP Funds

By Duwayne Escobedo The $1.5 billion pot of BP oil spill reparations is up for grabs. The first $300 million payment sits in the bank waiting for the eight westernmost Northwest Florida counties [...]

Inside The Fight for BP dollars

Inside The Fight for BP dollars

By Rick Outzen On April 4, Federal Judge Carl Barbier signed the Consent Decree for the final settlement for the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  The approved settlement called for British [...]

Outtakes—BP Money Grab

Outtakes—BP Money Grab

By Rick Outzen Last weekend, I got a phone call from a friend in Tallahassee. The BP settlement funds intended for the Panhandle counties that were impacted the worst by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon [...]

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 11/20/14

Winners & Losers 11/20/14

Winners Jack Brown & Steven Barry The Escambia County administrator has launched a Fraud, Waste and Abuse hotline, an initiative pushed by Commissioner Steven Barry. Citizens and county [...]

The Buzz 4/24/14

The Buzz 4/24/14

UWF Faculty Wants Pay Raises Over the past eight years, the faculty and staff at the University of West Florida have suffered a 16.3 percent salary reduction in inflation-adjusted terms, and it is [...]

Outtakes—Releasing BP

Outtakes—Releasing BP

The Environmental Protection Agency lifted in March its ban imposed on BP. For me, the decision felt like hearing a serial killer had been granted a pardon and released into our community. BP’s [...]

Arts, Community and Dialogue

Arts, Community and Dialogue

Gulf Future Coalition’s New Approach to Community Organizing By Jessica Forbes As the fourth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion approaches, one group—Gulf Future [...]

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