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Paying for A Bad Decision

Paying for A Bad Decision

By Duwayne Escobedo When the Escambia Board of County Commissioners approved the plans to repair the basement of the Escambia County Central Booking and Detention Center (CBD) flooded by a June [...]

The Black Hole of the County Budget

The Black Hole of the County Budget

By Rick Outzen For the past two months, Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill has decried that the county faced a $9 million shortfall in its FY 2018 budget. However, the problem isn't the [...]

The Buzz 7/13/17

The Buzz 7/13/17

BRAC-Proofing NWFL With the military being more than half of his district's economy, Congressman Matt Gaetz worked with the Department of Defense to shave off nearly $2 million of the cost of the [...]

Underhill’s ‘Brutal’ Honesty

Underhill’s ‘Brutal’ Honesty

By Duwayne Escobedo Doug Underhill said one thing he learned as a counter-terrorism officer and in 25 years of service in the U.S. Navy was how to be brutally honest. "People say, ‘Can I be [...]

Tent City Jail?

Tent City Jail?

By Duwayne Escobedo The Escambia County Commission wants a solution. It wants it cheap, and it wants it fast. Commission chair Doug Underhill recently proposed the county build a "tent city" [...]

Facing the Public

Facing the Public

By Rick Outzen The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners is not intimidated to hold town hall meetings. All four commissioners meet regularly with their constituents face-to-face in school [...]

The Buzz 9/8/16

The Buzz 9/8/16

Helipad Safety The Escambia Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 on Sept. 1 to implement a safety stand-down of the helipad that sits atop the Perdido Key Fire Station. Commissioner Doug Underhill [...]

Outtakes—Consolidation Mulligan

Outtakes—Consolidation Mulligan

By Rick Outzen Six years ago, the effort to consolidate our local governments fell short when the proposal failed to garner the support of the Escambia Board of County Commissioners, ECUA Board, [...]

City Decision Jacked Up Cost

City Decision Jacked Up Cost

By Rick Outzen On June 21, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward did not receive the $316,600 that he requested from the Escambia Board of County Commissioners (BCC) for the cleanup of the contaminated [...]

Winners & Losers 6/23/16

Winners & Losers 6/23/16

Winners Kristin Rutherford The Florida Health Care Association recognized the Director of Nursing at the Bayside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pensacola as Florida’s Nurse Administrator of [...]

Race: Can We Finally Discuss It?

Race: Can We Finally Discuss It?

By Rick Outzen Race is a non-starter for most conversations in Pensacola. Whites’ eyes glaze over when they think anyone is “playing the race card.” For them, racism ended with integration [...]

Outtakes—Let’s Talk

Outtakes—Let’s Talk

By Rick Outzen In this issue, I wrote an article on my conversation with fellow Ole Miss grad Dr. Michael Butler on News Talk 1370 WCOA’s “Pensacola Speaks.” His new book, “Beyond [...]

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