State & National News

Scott met with Koch brothers

June 30, 2011

It was a gathering of GOP conservative wizards. Miami Herald reports Gov. Rick Scott flew to Colorado over the weekend to attend a secretive policy retreat hosted by powerful conservative donors Charles and David Koch. He…

Environment

Bayou Chico:most contaminated bayou in Florida

June 30, 2011

Escambia County wins another title. Bayou Chico ranks as one of the most contaminated bayous in the state of Florida, according to National Resource Defense Council. It had 62 percent of its samples exceeding contamination standards.…

Caring

Fr. Monk to lead Orlando protest

June 29, 2011

Orlando Sentinel reports Fr. Nathan Monk is going to Orlando to lead a demonstration in support of a group, Orlando Food Not Bombs. that has faced legal trouble for feeding the homeless in Orlando’s Lake Eola…

Politics

Scott asks supporters to praise him

June 29, 2011

Gov. Voldemort has more than a few tricks up his robe. On his campaign website, Rick Scott asks his faithful followers to send emails to newspaper editors that tout his virtues: Dear Editor, When Rick Scott…

State & National News

Smoke from Alabama park fills west side

June 29, 2011

Mobile Press Register reports Gov. Robert Bentley plans to visit Gulf State Park today, as firefighters work to control a roughly 700-acre conflagration that has burned for more than four days. Light rain and calm winds…

Politics

Best of the Coast ballot coming July 21

June 28, 2011

The daily newspaper has published its Best of the Bay. Readers and business owners have asked when will be releasing the ballots. We’ve set July 21 as the date, and I don’t anticipate many changes to…

Education

More students can get out of failing schools

June 28, 2011

Gov. Rick Scott signed yesterday a bill into law that expands the Opportunity Scholarship program, which allows students to transfer to better-performing public schools. Under the old rules, parents could transfer their child out of schools…

State & National News

One more step towards casino at dogtrack

June 28, 2011

Mobile Press register reports the U.S. Department of the Interior eased restrictions earlier this month on Indian tribes setting up casinos far away from their reservations. The casino still would need state approval, but Poarch Creek…

News

Operation Blue Shepherd nabs pedophiles

June 27, 2011

Press Release: Twenty-five men have been arrested on felony charges after an intensive week-long undercover operation involving multiple law enforcement agencies determined they were using the internet to arrange sexual encounters with minors. Operation Blue Shepherd…

Buzz

Buzz: Police unveil undercover operation

June 27, 2011

We got this press release: A press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. today (Monday, June 27) at the Pensacola Police Department, 711 N. Hayne St. Details of an intensive multi-agency undercover operation that resulted in…