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Inspiration for Escambia finalists named

April 15, 2011

Press release: Vote for your favorite Education-themed community project PENSACOLA, FL – Unite Escambia has announced five finalists for the first Inspiration for Escambia grant. The $1,000 grant is for an Environment-themed community project and is…

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Viewpoint: Little League Teaches the Facts of Life

April 15, 2011

Viewpoint by Jeff DeWeese: For parents there is no more transformative experience than the introduction to Little League Baseball. Gone are the days of everyone wins and “it doesn’t matter if you win or lose as…

Caring

Pensacola to have first NAHB Green Certified Neighborhood

April 15, 2011

Press Release: Fiddler’s Walk, located on West Roberts Road one block west of Pine Forest Road, is soon to become Pensacola’s first National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) Green Certified neighborhood. Paragon Custom Home Group, Celebrity…

BP Disaster

UWF Earth Day

April 15, 2011

Press Release: The University of West Florida commemorates Earth Day and the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with three special events. The events, sponsored by the Department of Environmental Studies, Emerald Coastkeeper and…

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…