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House of Sticks: Kneading (or Needing) the Dough

House of Sticks: Kneading (or Needing) the Dough

Grab your favorite search engine (Google always works for me) and type in "55 trillion". A Bloomberg article dated 10-18-11, featuring writers Bob Ivy, Hugh Son, and Christine Harper, will appear. A Seeking Alpha article, dated 10-21-11 and written by Avery Goodman, will appear. A San Francisco [...]

Clash brewing over bid to revive vouchers

Clash brewing over bid to revive vouchers

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida The sponsor of a Senate measure that would help parents pay for education services for disabled children suggested Wednesday that she was not interested in adding an expansion of the state's de facto voucher program to the bill. The comments by [...]

Partnership for a Healthy Community affiliates with Florida Public Health Institute

Partnership for a Healthy Community affiliates with Florida Public Health Institute

Partnership for a Healthy Community will be stronger thanks to its new affiliation with the Florida Public Health Institute, which conducts action-oriented research and promotes leadership to improve public well-being. The institute will be an ally of Partnership for a Healthy Community, which [...]

Commissioner Jim Williamson passes away

Santa Rosa County Commissioner Bob Cole told the Rscambia County Commission that His fellow commissioner, Jim Williamson, passed away this morning.

Varona hearing on temporary injunction today, 2 p.m.

Varona hearing on temporary injunction today, 2 p.m.

Varona Enterprises of Florida will have its day in court today, that is unless the city can reach an agreement. As of last night, the hearing was set for 2 p.m. Varona has asked Judge Gary Bergosh for a temporary injunction enjoining the City of Pensacola from removing the company's equipment [...]

Varona tells employees good bye and thank you

Varona tells employees good bye and thank you

Note: Steve Barnes sends in articles occasionally for this blog. His focus has been sports, but he sent me this on Robert de Varona's final meeting with his employees. Robert de Varona hosted on Tuesday a dinner at O’Brien’s Bistro for his former employees and their families. In fact, it [...]

Report Shines Light on Racial Disparities for FL Children

Report Shines Light on Racial Disparities for FL Children

By Stephanie Carroll Carson, Florida News Connection In just four years, children of color are expected to outpace the number of white children in the United States, according to the Census Bureau. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation asks if those children will be prepared to succeed [...]

Studers partner with Vigodskys on BLAB TV

Studers partner with Vigodskys on BLAB TV

Today BLAB TV and Studer Community Development announced a partnership to build on the 30-year history of BLAB TV and local programming. "Brenda and I could not be more pleased," said Fred Vigodsky, BLAB TV president. "We love this area and have been looking for the right group to continue and [...]

Scott campaign is data driven

Scott campaign is data driven

When Gov. Rick Scott met last month with his supporters at The Fish House, his deputy campaign manager, Tim Saler, said the governor’s re-election campaign was going to be data driven. Saler said the campaign would bypass the media and communicate directly with the voters. The campaign will [...]

Remembering the BP oil spill

Remembering the BP oil spill

CNN national correspondent David Mattingly recently visited Pensacola to talk about his reporting on 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill. He spent more time on the Gulf Coast during the disaster than any other national correspondent and created dozens of reports detailing the events and people involved. [...]

Varona attorney confirmed no deal

Jesse Rigby of Clark Partington Hart called to confirm there is no deal between his client, Robert de Varona, and the city of Pensacola. He said his firm has had no direct communication with Mayor Hayward, City Attorney Jim Messer or Airport Director Greg Donovan. All conversations have [...]

Wait a second. Varona says there is no deal

Just got off the phone with Robert de Varona. There is no deal with the city. "There is no agreement at all," said Varona. "This is very unprofessional of the mayor to release anything about items of a potential agreement while we are still negotiating."

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