State & National News

Florida hit hard by GOP Medicaid plan

May 11, 2011

The Kaiser Foundation has analyzed the GOP Medicare plan. Projected federal spending on Medicaid for the 10-year period 2012 to 2021 would fall by $1.4 trillion, a 34 percent decline. By 2021, states would receive $243…

Politics

Harper: More loans in danger here than elsewhere

May 11, 2011

Dr. Rick Harper, director of the University of West Florida Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development, told the Destin Chamber on Tuesday that 14 percent of bank loans in the region are non-current on…

Politics

DeLuna Fest reorganizes

May 10, 2011

Probably one of the worst kept secrets on Pensacola Beach made the daily newspaper’s website. The “Young Guns” – Nick Bodkins and Nick & Scott Wheatley-have parted ways with Five Flags Tourism Group, which owns the…

State & National News

The Donald tanks in latest poll

May 10, 2011

Daily Beast: Trump has fallen to 8 percent in Public Policy Polling’s most recent survey, just a month after he led the Republican presidential field with 26 percent. Additionally, 53 percent of GOP voters now say…

News

2011 Power List nominations

May 10, 2011

The IN will publish its annual Power List on June 2. The list includes in order the most influential people in the greater Pensacola area. Past #1’s are Fred Levin (2007), Collier Merrill (2008), Lewis Bear,…

Caring

2011 LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL SERVICE

May 10, 2011

Press Release: The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Fraternal Order of Police will honor those law enforcement officers who died while serving in the line of duty with a Law Enforcement Memorial, Thursday, May 12,…

News

Daily newspaper circulation figures

May 10, 2011

Total Average Paid Circulation for News Journal based on the averages for the six months ended 3/31/2011: Monday-Friday 44,607 Sunday 59,779 According to Wikipedia, the daily newspaper had a daily circulation of 63,351 and a Sunday…

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…