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Alabama Schools Get Hard On Soft Drinks

Alabama Schools Get Hard On Soft Drinks

This is a news headline on the WEAR TV 3 web site. I think Jay Leno will have fun with this one.

Who are the uninsured?

Who are the uninsured?

Last August, we wrote about the area's poor health and the Escambia Community Clinic. Rosalynda Blackburn shuffles slowly to the exam room at the Escambia Community Clinics. Two back operations on her spine and degenerative discs have gnarled up the feisty woman like an old oak tree. The [...]

County ready to improve fire safety

From Editor Duwayne Escobedo: With dozens of volunteer and career firefighters in the audience at today’s Escambia County Commission meeting, all five commissioners expressed support for recommendations from a citizens committee that would put the county’s fire-rescue chief over volunteer [...]

SOC mentality is back

SOC mentality is back

The same "Do Nothing" crowd that worked under the "Save Our City" mantle is back. They predictably don't like the Access Escambia referendum. They picked up support from conservatives who oppose additional taxes on principle and who oppose social services (corporate tax breaks and war [...]

Tax Revolt

Tax Revolt

The Sarasota News Herald takes a different view of the special tax session than the Pensacola daily newspaper. There are some upset people in South Florida. Tax package offers little for landlords Real estate experts say the reform gives snowbirds and others little incentive to stay. The [...]

Tale of two gunshots

Tale of two gunshots

The St. Petersburg Times has an article on two cases involving pistols being fired. One involves an unemployed black man; the other involves a lawyer who is a former prosecutor and Clearwater's former city attorney. Guess who is offered probation? Read: Similar cases, diverging ends

Monday Panhandle News Summaries

Monday Panhandle News Summaries

MonDaily Dose It's Monday which means it's a light news day at the Pensacola News Journal: Bubba, Bears and beefs. Daily News has plane crash. News Herald writes on crayfish. The slow summer days of daily news reporting are here.

Access Escambia Business Plan

Access Escambia Business Plan

The naysayers are screaming on the daily newspaper's website that Access Escambia has no business plan. Well here it is:  Business Plan

Moms asked to report for daily

Due to the limited success of the "Newsy Neighbors" feature, the Pensacola daily paper has developed a website for moms and asked them to email their news stories. Best poster gets a column in Bella. "Newsy Neighbors" will be renamed "Arrest Report Roundup" or "Press Release Rap" (trying to go for [...]

Answering Al

Answering Al

The daily interviewed former Sacred Heart hospital executive Al Hampton who is opposed to the half-cent sales tax for primary health care in Opponent says tax would be a burden. Let's look at some of Al's answers: "Also, a sales tax is actually going to hurt the group this is trying to help. [...]

Rick’s Blog No. 2

Rick’s Blog No. 2

Blognetnews.com has posted its latest rankings of the most influential blogs in Florida. Ricksblog.biz has moved to the No. 2 spot behind Florida Progressive Coalition but ahead of the political blogs like Tampa Bay Democrat and St. Petersburg Times' The Buzz. How does Blognetnews.com determine [...]

Daily news summaries – Sunday edition

Daily news summaries – Sunday edition

The News Journal tackles the health tax referendum. Notice in the main article that not one elected or government official is quoted. Taxpayers are already paying millions for medical insurance, pensions and other benefits for county and city employees. And, of course, it would the Pensacola daily [...]

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