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2016 Election

Sindel to jump into District 1 commission race

January 15, 2016

Karen Sindel plans to file soon to run as a Republican for Escambia County Commission District 1. Commissioner Wilson Robertson has announced he will not seek another term. Sindel jumps into a race that has Jesse…

2016 Election

Who endorsed Trump yesterday

January 14, 2016

Before its Pensacola rally, the Trump campaign sent out a press release on its local endorsements. Trump Campaign Stronger Than Ever in Sunshine State Rolling Out Key Endorsements at Massive Pensacola Rally The endorsements included: “Businessman…

2016 Election

Washington Post impressed with turnout for Trump rally

January 14, 2016

The Washington Post covered GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s visit to Pensacola on Wednesday. Post reporter Jenna Johnson tweeted: “Thousands packed into the Pensacola Bay Center to see Donald Trump tonight…” On the Post’s politics blog,…

Environment

Trial attorney buys Powerball tickets for BP execs

January 13, 2016

Yesterday, Texas trial attorney Brent Coon purchased and mailed each of the individuals of the British Petroleum (BP) senior management team a U.S. lottery ticket for the upcoming drawing hoping to win a record jackpot prize…

2016 Election

Gaetz resurrects anti-corruption bill

January 13, 2016

State Sen. Don Gaetz did it. He got his anti-corruption bill out of committee. On Monday, the Senate Ethics and Governmental Oversight Committee had voted down a bill containing some of the ethics provisions. However, the…

2016 Election

Trump spokesperson predicts clean sweep of Iowa, NH and SC

January 13, 2016

In preparation for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s visit to Pensacola, I interviewed his national spokesperson, Katrina Pierson, on “Pensacola Speaks.” As expected, she was enthusiastic about how well her candidate is doing the once-crowded GOP…

Environment

Redirecting RESTORE – updated

January 13, 2016

As Escambia County nears the end of its RESTORE journey, local officials have decided to “tweak” the process that will help determine how best to use about $70 million of oil spill restoration funds heading to…

2016 Election

Escambia County violent crimes are not up

January 12, 2016

At last night’s Republican debate for sheriff, the topic of crime naturally came up. Challenger John Johnson focused on crime rates, insisting Pensacola had higher violent crime rates per capita than Jacksonville, Tampa, St. Petersburg and…

Business

Two Escambia County judge positions open

January 12, 2016

From the First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission: Governor Scott has declared two vacancies on the Escambia County Court brought about by the appointment of Judge Thomas V. Dannheisser and Judge Darlene F. Dickey to the Circuit…