Education

Education budget slashed

May 10, 2011

According to news reports, the Florida Legislature cut the education budget about 8 percent, which averages to $542 per student. Doing the math, Escambia County with its 40,227 students stands to lose $21.8 million, Santa Rosa…

State & National News

Koch brother dictates FSU hiring

May 10, 2011

Charles G. Koch has pledged $1.5 million for positions in Florida State University’s economics department. With the funds comes strings. Koch and his representatives get to screen and sign off on any hires for a new…

Buzz

Buzz: Gingrich will announce Wednesday

May 9, 2011

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will announce his his campaign for the Republican nomination for president on Wednesday via Twitter and Facebook.…

Buzz

Buzz: Former Police Chief calling council

May 9, 2011

Buzz: I’ve heard from two sources that former Pensacola Police Chief John Mathis has been calling Pensacola City Council members regarding the upcoming discussion on the interim city attorney. Mathis is arguing that the City Attorney…

State & National News

State Roundup: May 8

May 9, 2011

The state daily newspapers tackle the legislative session that just ended. State Rep. Clay Ford may win the “Invisible Man” award again. We know about Evers’ gun bills, Ingram’s fertilizer law, Broxson’s fights against Gulf Coast…

State & National News

More autism than we thought

May 9, 2011

CNN: Researchers believe the number of children who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is much higher than previously believed, according to a new study published Monday in the American Journal of Psychiatry. By looking at…

Caring

Farage named new United Way CEO

May 9, 2011

Andrea Farage joins United Way of Escambia County as President/CEO after serving as the Executive Director for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida since 2001. While working for Ronald McDonald House, her responsibilities included strategic…

Caring

Stop Hunger – May 14

May 9, 2011

Press release: Fighting hunger is as simple as walking to your mailbox. On Saturday, May 14, the National Association of Letter Carriers invites you to help provide assistance to the 1 in 6 Americans who are…