‘State & National News’ Archives
Mobile Press Register reports: Nine more dolphin carcasses have been recovered in Alabama and Mississippi since Saturday, bringing the total for the two states to 62 since Jan. 1. Federal officials also said Wednesday that they have not sent any tissue samples for laboratory testing to determine [...]
According to the latest survey by Public Policy Polling: In November of 2009, 52 percent of Republicans thought ACORN had stolen the election for Barack Obama in 2008. Now only 25 percent think the organization will steal the election for him again next year, while 43 percent think it will not and [...]
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll reveals a potentially troubling sign for the former Alaska governor. Read more.
Those are the chances that Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas gives on anyone ever riding the Sun Rail to downtown Orlando. Thomas fires off some great one-liners in this column about how Gov. Rick Scott is using the high-speed rail to force Central Florida legislators to vote for his [...]
From Washington Post, aerial photos taken over Japan have revealed the scale of devastation across the country. See photos.
Quote of the Day: There are "two ways to lie," Al Tompkins, a senior faculty member for broadcasting and online at the Poynter Institute, told NPR, "One is to tell me something that didn't happen. And the other is not to tell me something that did happen." After comparing O'Keefe's edited tape to [...]
From Sun-Sentinel: State and local officeholders are entitled by law to special treatment that allows them to accrue benefits faster and retire with bigger payments than most other workers. Among retirees in the state retirement system, former elected officers collected an average pension of [...]
From Miami Herald: Republicans now hold the governor’s office in 29 states. In addition to New Jersey’s Chris Christie, Florida’s Rick Scott, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker and Ohio’s John Kasich, here are some others to watch: Mitch Daniels of Indiana. He was pushing many of the ideas his [...]
Last decade, cruise ships were seen as possible salvation for the Port of Pensacola. Of course, the City could get its act together and Mobile landed Carnival. Now the cruise line has announced it is pulling out of Mobile in October due to fuel costs and an inability to raise prices for its voyages [...]
PRESS RELEASE: A new proactive crime-fighting unit, more deputies on the street and a focus on gun related crimes has resulted in a reduction of crime in Escambia County. One month after the implementation of these tactics as well as other tactics outlined in a strategic plan aimed at reducing [...]
Google: Tsunami Alert for New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, and others. Waves expected over the next few hours, caused by 8.9 earthquake in Japan. See slideshow. Reuters: The biggest earthquake to hit Japan since records began 140 years ago struck the [...]
Center for Budget and Policy Priorities issued Wednesday its report on budget shortfalls. The upcoming fiscal year (FY2012) is shaping up as one of states’ most difficult budget years on record, according to the report. Thus far, some 44 states and the District of Columbia are projecting budget [...]