News

Tea Party: Statehouse is ground zero

April 4, 2011

Viewpoint by Katharine DeBrecht from The Tea Party Review: I find this interesting since average Florida citizens funds our state government through sales taxes. The tax cuts being discussed impact the corporations. The much discussed state…

News

Buzz: Hayward to sign Levin firm

April 4, 2011

Mayor Ashton Hayward is set to hire a group headed by the Levin Papantonio Law firm to represent the City of Pensacola in its claims against BP.…

Education

Class-size requirements may be gutted

April 4, 2011

The Florida Legislature is looking at a way to get around the class-size amendment. Two-thirds of the 849 core classes offered in elementary, middle and high schools —classes like calculus, anatomy, zoology and Spanish — would…

Entertainment

Amazing Grace on being the fool

April 4, 2011

Actress, poet and artist Grace Zabriskie spent the past week on the University of West Florida campus as an artist-in-residence. Last night, she fielded questions on her career and her professions at a special event held…

Buzz

Buzz: Lawmakers worse than Spring Break

April 4, 2011

The word I get from Tallahassee is that our lawmakers are like college kids on Spring Break, They have no restraints. Lobby money is flowing like ATM cash from daddy’s bank account. The GOP are completely…

State & National News

GOP continues to mix God and Politics

April 3, 2011

New York Times: Revitalizing the Religious Right was the agenda for a special meeting held in Iowa last month. The program, sponsored by the Iowa Renewal Project, featured four possible Republican contenders for president. It was…

State & National News

State Roundup: Sunday editions

April 3, 2011

Miami Herald: Florida Republicans are on pace to dismantle regulations, cut jobs and adopt significant changes to Medicaid and abortion rights — because they have the votes. Read more. Sun-Sentinel: Since state privatized child welfare, pay…

News

Daily has good Sunday issue, plus ad first

April 3, 2011

The Pensacola News Journal scores high marks on its news coverage of the state retirement system proposals and the property tax giveaways. It also scored a first—a news section that has a full-page ad as its…

News

Other Local Embezzlement Cases

April 2, 2011

Tina Mitchell embezzled $856,126 from five local homeowners associations between 2006 and 2009 while she worked as an association representative for Montgomery Management Associates. She pleaded guilty in February 2010 to three counts of money laundering…

Politics

Thelma Manley: Background on the case

April 2, 2011

The daily newspaper claims as one of its victories the arrest and prosecution of Thelma Manley. They should. When the Front Porch board members brought them the story in 2007, the paper ran with it. Their…

Buzz News

Buzz: WALL-E quits, moves to court security

April 1, 2011

The robot nicknamed WALL-E, which is being credited with aiding in the peaceful end of an eight-hour standoff Thursday morning in Cantonment, has quit SWAT and asked to be transferred to court security. The newest member…

News

Apple adds breathalyzer APP to iPhones

April 1, 2011

Apple has a new application for its highly popular iPhone. The App converts the cellular phone to a breathalyzer. Using the tracking chip in the phone, the App determines if you are in bar or have…

State & National News

Rubio in the limelight

April 1, 2011

Florida’s junior U.S. senator, Marco Rubio, is taking led on the federal debt debate. According to the New York Times, in the space of 24 hours, Rubio penned an opinion article opposing a higher debt limit,…