Pensacola Politics

Studers have no plans to bid on Bruce Beach

February 5, 2018

Two weeks ago, Inweekly dispelled the rumor that an African-American heritage museum was going to be built at Bruce Beach as part of the fish hatchery project (“Bruce Beach’s Place in History“). We confirmed that four…


DEP cancels Fish Hatchery bid

January 31, 2018

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued this today: “Due to issues outside of the DEP’s control that prevent  implementation of the Project, this solicitation is hereby canceled. Any bids which have been submitted will not be opened and will be returned upon request by the bidder.”…


Thirty-one people hit on West Cervantes, seven killed

January 23, 2018

West Cervantes from Palafox Street to Pace Boulevard has 31 accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists since 2011, Mayor Ashton Hayward’s first year in office. Two pedestrians have been hit since the first of the year, one…


Which is more important – a life or boathouse

January 18, 2018

My Outtakes column this week gives another example of how government has money to spend on the projects it wants. Others are delayed and “slow walked.” West Cervantes Street is a deathtrap for pedestrians and will…


Pensacola Bay Bridge closed (update)

January 17, 2018

7:30 a.m. Update: Bridge Closures and Openings The Theo Baars Bridge on Perdido Key Drive is open. Law enforcement has closed the following bridges due to ice: 3 Mile Bridge (between Pensacola and Gulf Breeze) Bob…


Freezing weather to close schools on Wednesday

January 16, 2018

Temperatures are expected to drop more than 30 degrees over the next 12 hours. Wind chill could drop temperatures to upper single digits to lower teens combined with the wind speeds. Public schools in Escambia and…

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Vote for Gulf Islands National Seashore

January 5, 2018

10Best enlisted a panel of Florida Local Experts and travel writers to nominate their favorite state attractions. Gulf Islands National Seashore is a finalist, and online voting will determine what tops the list. Vote for the…