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Outtakes—Innovative Approaches Needed

Outtakes—Innovative Approaches Needed

Mayor Ashton Hayward, Pensacola City Council and Escambia Board of County Commissioners are concerned about panhandling. All have paid lip service to doing something about homelessness, but our local [...]

Buzz: Good News, Bad News

Buzz: Good News, Bad News

Bad News: Workforce Lags Does Pensacola have a workforce that will attract new businesses? Not yet, according to recent research by the University of West Florida Haas Center. Our area’s Job [...]

Outtakes—On the Cusp

Outtakes—On the Cusp

We are nearing the halfway mark of the second decade of the 21st century. The first half of the last decade, we struggled to overcome three hurricanes, a real estate downturn and corruption that [...]

New Man With The Gavel

New Man With The Gavel

By Rick Outzen The Pensacola City Council elected last month District 3 Councilman Andy Terhaar as its council president. The vote was close. After several rounds of voting, Terhaar nudged out [...]

The Buzz 12/4/14

The Buzz 12/4/14

Pensacola Reboot Begins Mayor Ashton Hayward and the three council members recently re-elected were all sworn in on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Each was given the opportunity to address the [...]

In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words

Inweekly Looks at Pensacola and Escambia County Races By Rick Outzen Inweekly spent three days interviewing the candidates for Escambia County Commission, Pensacola City Council and mayor of [...]

Transcript of Johnson v. Myers

Transcript of Johnson v. Myers

At the July 17 Pensacola City Council meeting, Councilman Larry Johnson brought back up his effort to have the council investigate fellow Council member Sherri Myers. He had tried to get it on the [...]

Buzz 3/6/14

Buzz 3/6/14

Right to Cover Up Restored The Pensacola City Council voted on Thursday, Feb. 27, to repeal a portion of an ordinance passed in May 2013, the so-called “No Blankets” provision. The council [...]

How To Watchdog (and maybe even participate in) Local Government

How To Watchdog (and maybe even participate in) Local Government

by Jessica Forbes In December, the removal of trees ahead of road work at the intersection of Scenic Highway and Interstate 10 came as a surprise to many, including some of our local elected [...]

The Buzz 12/19/13

The Buzz 12/19/13

Council Debates: What’s in a Name? At their regular meeting on Nov. 12, the Pensacola City Council considered arguments in the case of “City of Five Flags” v. the “Upside of Florida,” and, [...]

The Buzz 11/14/13

The Buzz 11/14/13

Domestic Partnerships in Pensacola? During its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14, the Pensacola City Council will vote on an ordinance that would establish a Domestic Partnership Registry for the City of [...]

The Buzz 5/30/13

The Buzz 5/30/13

Homeless Ordinances Approved The Pensacola City Council recently passed a trio of ordinances that critics claim “criminalize homelessness.” The new laws prohibit “camping” on public [...]

Outtakes 1/24/13

Outtakes 1/24/13

Busting The Prodigal Myth By Rick Outzen Over the years, the Independent News has written about the talent drain as young people leave the area for better paying jobs and more [...]

Outtakes 10/18/12

Outtakes 10/18/12

Lame Ducks Bite The most dangerous elected official is the one who no longer seeks public office but still has time to create havoc. It’s particularly dangerous when the politician is a county [...]

Outtakes 8/2/12

Outtakes 8/2/12

FAILURE TO DETACH I tend to be detached. It’s a defense mechanism I developed growing up in Mississippi where the poverty and racial hatred were beyond what many today can fathom. My detachment [...]

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