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Politics: A Robinson Family Tradition

Politics: A Robinson Family Tradition

By Duwayne Escobedo Politics has always been a part of the Robinson family. As a toddler, Grover Robinson IV campaigned for his father, the late Grover III, in his Florida House race. He held [...]

Winners & Losers 10/1/15

Winners & Losers 10/1/15

Winners Gannett Company The media giant has united its Florida newspapers, including the Pensacola News Journal, Tallahassee Democrat, Fort Myers NewsPress and Florida Today, to fight corruption [...]

Who Gets What At The Pump

Who Gets What At The Pump

By Jeremy Morrison The city of Pensacola has dodged a million-dollar punch to the gut. For now, anyway. Officials in Escambia County recently extended for 10 years the Local Option Gas Tax, [...]

Winners & Losers 8/27/15

Winners & Losers 8/27/15

Winners Big Brothers Big Sisters With the help of a grant from IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida successfully recruited 135 male mentors to volunteer in [...]

Winners & Losers 7/16/15

Winners & Losers 7/16/15

Its time for our all winners edition. Northwest Florida has much to celebrate this July. Doug Baldwin, Jr. The Seattle Seahawk wide receiver returned to Legion Field, where he played football [...]

Confederate Cultural Clash

Confederate Cultural Clash

By Jeremy Morrison The Confederate flag has seen a lot of action as of late. Its an old debate. One with roots stretching deep into Americas painful past. And one being taken up with a [...]

Making Escambia County Even Better

Making Escambia County Even Better

An Interview with Administrator Jack Brown By Rick Outzen On Friday, Jack Brown sat at his conference table on the fourth floor of the Ernie Lee Magaha Governmental Building ready to talk about [...]

The Buzz 6/3/15

The Buzz 6/3/15

Rolling Hills Closed Friday, May 29 wasnt a good day for the owners of Rolling Hills Construction and Demolition Recycling Center, the dump that has plagued the residents of the Wedgewood [...]

OuttakesTwo Small Steps

OuttakesTwo Small Steps

By Rick Outzen We have talked and talked about Escambia Countys poverty and how it ripples through the community impacting public education, health, crime and economic development. Pensacola [...]

American Dream Out Of Reach For Our Poor

American Dream Out Of Reach For Our Poor

y T.S. Strickland Its a truism that the grass is always greener on the other side. But for kids growing up poor in Escambia County, the future really does look brighter just about anywhere else [...]

No More Kicking The Can

No More Kicking The Can

By Rick Outzen Florida does not have a budget for next year. Despite the Republican Party controlling both chambers, the governorship and all Florida Cabinet posts, the leaders cant agree on [...]

OuttakesSadly Not Surprised

OuttakesSadly Not Surprised

We arent giving our poor children a fighting chance to get out of poverty, according to a new study by Harvard professors Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren. In Escambia County, by the time a poor [...]

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