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Brown Investigation Moved To PC

July 30, 2010

The investigation into the alledged theft of campaign signs involving State House Dist. 1 candidates Greg Brown Jr. and Doug Broxson has been moved to the State Attorney’s Office in Panama City. In a press release…

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BP Promises $100 Million More

July 30, 2010

Press Release: BP today announced that it will establish a $100 million charitable fund to support unemployed rig workers experiencing economic hardship as a result of the moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed by theUnited States federal government.…

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How FL DEP spent $40M

July 30, 2010

The state of Florida has received $50 million from BP, $40 million of which was given to the Department of Environmental Protection. The IN has acquired documents that show how DEP spent the money. Consultant Contracts…

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Overholtz argues to get BP cases tried here

July 30, 2010

For Immediate Release Pensacola, Florida Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, based in Pensacola, Florida will argue before Judicial Panel in Boise, Idaho that all BP oil spill lawsuits should be consolidated in the courts of Northern…

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Mobile Press Register tells BP to shove it

July 30, 2010

This is Friday’s editorial: “TAKE YOUR promises and shove ’em, BP. From what we’ve seen, they’re not worth much anyway. You promised you would set up an escrow account for oil spill victims. Yet there’s still…

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DNC Pumping More Funds To Sink

July 29, 2010

The Democratic National Committee reports today that it has” transferred $400,000 to the Florida Democratic Party to help elect Alex Sink and Democratic candidates up and down the ticket.  This is on top of $333,000 that…

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DEP Update On Spill

July 29, 2010

Current Situation The State Emergency Operations Center is activated at Level 1 or full activation. The State continues to focus on mitigating impacts to Florida’s shoreline. Currently Deepwater Horizon is not discharging any oil into the…

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Biking Mike visits IN

July 28, 2010

Michael E. Arth, NPA candidate for Florida governor, stopped by the offices of the Independent News after biking the state from Key West to Pensacola. Arth made his mark in Deland, Florida where he and his…

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Hayward’s 20

July 28, 2010

Pensacola Mayoral Candidate Ashton Hayward released a “20 Actions For 2011” list this week. The list is broken into four categories: Creating jobs, restoring trust, taking action and improving neighborhoods. —Creating Jobs 1) Give local businesses…

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Little girl screaming about tar balls

July 28, 2010

Child is screaming for mom to get the oil off her. Thousands of very fresh tar balls rolling in on Destin Beach. Kid with oil stuck on her! Destin Beach, Fl. June 23rd, 2010 —See video…

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BP squad ramps up criminal investigation

July 28, 2010

From the Daily Beast: Perhaps they’re hoping to sell film rights once the investigation is complete? A team of federal investigators known as the “BP squad” is preparing a wide-ranging criminal probe of BP, Halliburton, and…

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WikiLeaks takes aim at BP

July 28, 2010

The website that created a stir on Monday when it published thousands of secret documents on the Afghan War is now about to go after BP, according to Forbes. Read more.…

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Greg Brown responds to sign controversy

July 27, 2010

From Greg Brown campaign: Milton—A video being distributed of Republican Greg Brown allegedly stealing opponent’s campaign signs has been proven false. “Greg Brown called me several months ago for permission to place his sign on my…

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Crew member describes BP work

July 27, 2010

I found an article about BP and Pensacola on the The Triton website, which is devoted to nautical crews. Karen Anderson is working for Ft. Lauderdale-based Resolve Marine Group and is serving as crew aboard the…