Politics

Mobile makes Top 10 Cities of the Future

April 15, 2011

In its first ever ranking of America’s Cities of the Future 2011/2012, fDi Magazine ranked Mobile in the No. 10 spot among small cities defined as those with a population of 100,000 to 250,000. Published by…

State & National News

Busting Tax Myths

April 15, 2011

The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) member papers are doing what they do best: providing an antidote to the myths that the mainstream media, local television news and politicians perpetuate about tax policy. An AAN-commissioned 3,000-word…

State & National News

Scott lawyer: My facts were wrong

April 15, 2011

St. Pete Times’ political blog, The Buzz, reports that Gov. Rick Scott’s attorney misstated to the Florida Supreme Court that the state had spent $110 million of the $131 million appropriated by the federal government to…

Education

Trouble with the story titles and angles

April 15, 2011

NorthEscambia.com has this title “Escambia Considers Moving School Bus Stops To Avoid Sex Offenders” about the Escambia County School Board considering a new policy to shorten the distance between keeping bus stops to 100 from a…

State & National News

State reps cut pay by 15 percent

April 15, 2011

The Birmingham News reports that  54 Republican members of the Alabama House of Representatives agreed to cut their monthly expense allowance, which makes up 94 percent of their pay, by 15 percent—-$7,400. What if our local…

Education News

SESIR: “Ponies and Balloons”

April 14, 2011

Julie Collins for the Florida Department of Education’s Office of Safe Schools made a presentation on SESIR (School Environmental Safety Incident Report) and Discipline Reporting to the Escambia County School Board at a special workshop this…

BP Disaster

Viewpoint: BP Making it Right? Yeah, Right.

April 14, 2011

From Chasidy Hobbs, Emerald Coastkeeper: April 20, 2011 marks one-year since the start of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Most members of the media will be marking the date as an anniversary…

Caring

Butler Auto helps out Earth Day

April 14, 2011

Press release: Lots of people need to dispose of unwanted tires, batteries, and fluids from their vehicles, BUT THEY DON’T KNOW WHERE TO GO! Butler Auto Recycling, at 6355 North Palafox Street and 2730 Hollywood Ave,…

State & National News

Is Sarah Palin a has-been?

April 14, 2011

This Week reports one-time Tea Party queen has seen her stock fall rapidly over the last few months. Last week, NBC and The Wall Street Journal released a poll that showed just how far Sarah Palin…

Caring

Sexual Abuse Victim’s 1,000-mile trek in Pensacola

April 14, 2011

Press Release: A young woman who overcame years of physical and sexual abuse then worked to change Florida law to better protect the rights of victims will walk through Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Destin and Santa Rosa…

Politics

Sheen may return to show, Hayward mum

April 14, 2011

In an interview with Sports Hub 98.5 WBZ-FM in Boston, Sheen said there have been discussions about him returning to “Two and Half Men.” There is no word from the Mayor Ashton Hayward’s office if he…

BP Disaster

Blow-by-blow: BP stockholders meeting

April 14, 2011

The Telegraph is live coverage of the stockholders meeting of BP. Finally they are getting their say and the chairman is dealing with it: “Mr chairman where were you?,” one asks. “I was out there,” Svanberg…

Education

Playboy releases party list, School District left off

April 14, 2011

Playboy magazine’s list of top party schools was released today prior to the magazine’s Friday publication date. No. 1 on Playboy’s list is the University of Colorado, followed by Penn State, Arizona State and the University…