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Outtakes 11/03/11

Outtakes 11/03/11

NO FAITH IN BP DRILLING The federal government recently awarded BP its first deepwater drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon accident. After killing 11 men and polluting [...]

Outtakes 9/29/11

Outtakes 9/29/11

SIDING WITH LOCALS The Independent News may have been the only newspaper in the country that refused to take any BP ads concerning the oil spill and its version of the facts. The decision cost us [...]

Outtakes 9/8/11

Outtakes 9/8/11

BP BARBIE FLASHBACK I miss the BP Barbies Liz Castro and Lucia Bustamante. Imagine how those spin doctors would have handled the oil sheens spotted in August near the site of the Deepwater Horizon [...]

Winners & Losers 9/1/11

Winners & Losers 9/1/11

WINNERS ASHTON HAYWARD The Mayor of Pensacola scored big with his announcement of the demolition of the dilapidated Blount Junior High School, which has been closed since 1982. Fulfilling a campaign [...]

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, [...]

One Year Later: Gulf Seafood Resurrection

One Year Later: Gulf Seafood Resurrection

FISHING IS BACK, THOUGH ISSUES WITH BP LINGER By Rick Outzen On Sunday, April 17, BP bought a full-page ad in the daily newspaper to reassure residents that the company hadn’t waivered from [...]

2010 Year In Review

2010 Year In Review

The IN Delivers Again By Rick Outzen 2010 will go down as a banner year for the Independent News. We won national recognition for coverage of the BP crisis and did more investigative reporting [...]

The Buzz 12.16

The Buzz 12.16

MPDP BETRAYAL The one person who has been consistently mentioned in both the Request for Qualification (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) is Cynthia Griffin of Saxet Realty. Her role per the RFQ [...]

Winners & Losers 12.9

Winners & Losers 12.9

Winners EMERALD COAST UTILITIES AUTHORITY The utility held on Dec. 2 its community celebration to mark the completion of the new, $316-million Central Water Reclamation Facility, the largest [...]

Congress Blamed For Poor Response To BP Oil Disaster

Congress Blamed For Poor Response To BP Oil Disaster

Funds authorized for oil spill R&D never appropriated by Rick Outzen A  report issued days before Thanksgiving without much fanfare points a damning finger at Congress for not learning from [...]

The Buzz 11.04

The Buzz 11.04

OFFICERS DOWN Sheriff Morgan talked with the IN about the Friday, October 29 shooting of three deputies in neighborhood off of Scenic Highway above Interstate 10. The sheriff was meeting with [...]

The Candy Man Stumbles

The Candy Man Stumbles

CLAIMS CZAR FEINBERG REBUILDS TRUST By Rick Outzen “Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew Cover it with choc'late and a miracle or two The Candy Man, oh the Candy Man can The [...]

Buzz 9.23

Buzz 9.23

Board Approves New Administrator The Escambia County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Randy Oliver as the new County Administrator on Sept. 17. Oliver, who has more than 20 years of [...]

News: How The BP Spill Hits The West Coast

News: How The BP Spill Hits The West Coast

The Monterey County Weekly examines the dangers the BP oil spill brings the Pacific Ocean and elsewhere. Article

News:The BP Lawsuit Debate

News:The BP Lawsuit Debate

The AP examines the dilemma of either signing a claim with BP for oil-related damages or suing. Right now, the BP compensation fund is paying businesses and individuals for their short-term losses, [...]

Summer of BP Quiz

Summer of BP Quiz

Check Out Your Summer 2010 News IQ by IN staff 1. Who was the Pensacola bar owner that was rejected 21-17 by the Florida Senate and allowed to sit on the Public Service Commission? a) Steve [...]

Outtakes 9.2.10

BP BETRAYAL The day after the Aug. 24 primary, I stood in the middle of a throng of 250 laid-off oil response workers. It was a blistering hot day on the unforgiving asphalt parking lot at the Fort [...]

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