Politics

League makes recommendations on city charter

October 27, 2008

The League of Women Voters has issued a white paper on the City of Pensacola Charter, complete with footnotes. It chastises the city council for not being responsive or leading: Evaluation of the City of Pensacola…

Plot to kill Obama foiled

October 27, 2008

NBC is reporting a plot by two Neo-Nazi skinheads to assassinate Barack Obama and kill dozens of other African Americans has been foiled by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Daniel Cowart, 20, of Bells,…

Democrats are voting early

October 27, 2008

The St. Pete Times is reporting that Democrats in Florida are voting more heavily than Republicans in the state after the first week of early voting. Republican lead in absentee voting by 157,378, but Democrats are…

IN Your Head Radio ends Nov. 4

October 26, 2008

IN Your Head Radio will air on NewsRadio 1620 AM for the last time on Election Day, Nov 4. The decision is entirely mine. We started the show in Sept. 2007 as an alternative to standard…

Obama outdraws McCain in Colorado

October 26, 2008

AP reports a Denver police spokesman has confirmed an Obama rally in Denver on Sunday drew well over 100,000 people. On Friday, John McCain drew 4,000 in Denver, according to McCain spokesman Tom Kise. Meanwhile in…

Alaska’s largest paper endorses Obama

October 26, 2008

Anchorage Daily News: Palin’s rise captivates us but nation needs a steady hand Gov. Palin’s nomination clearly alters the landscape for Alaskans as we survey this race for the presidency — but it does not overwhelm…

More candidates downtown

October 26, 2008

The word is out on the Souls to the Polls. C.J. Lewis and Diane Mack have been politicking downtown today. Lois Benson, mother of Megan Pratt, has come down to check out the crowds. Also I…

Souls to the Polls working

October 26, 2008

Area churches have pushed early voting today. The downtown office of the Supervisor of Elections is very busy. I can see from my window dozens going into the polling place to vote. Jeffrey Humbles, Lumon May,…

Adam Smith says race isn’t over

October 24, 2008

Adam C. Smith, St. Pete Times Political Editor, gives five reasons we should not write off John McCain: 1. The primaries told us something. McCain closes strong and Obama doesn’t. 2. Polls aren’t gospel. 3. Complacency.…

Obama pulls further ahead in FL

October 24, 2008

A new St. Petersburg Times/Bay News 9/Miami Herald poll shows Barack Obama leading John McCain 49 percent to 42 percent in this state McCain cannot afford to lose. Independents favor Obama by a 2-to-1 margin. Read…

Todd Palin rally instructions

October 24, 2008

Todd Palin canceled his visit to the Panhandle this week. But the word I get is that the McCain campaign was wanting people to come to his rally wearing camos.…

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PNJ saves $18.3 million

October 24, 2008

Drinks are on Kevin Doyle, publisher of the Pensacola News Journal. The Florida Supreme Court refused to recognize “false-light” invasion of privacy as grounds to sue. It upheld a lower-court ruling that tossed out an $18.3…

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Curbside Recycling

October 24, 2008

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority board passed curbside recycling that will start Jan. 1. The base rate drops from $19.62 to $17.97 for both garbage and recycling pickup. Garbage and recycling will be picked up on…