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Cost of War

The Orlando Weekly calculates the cost of the Iraq War and what the money could have been spent on: On Oct. 23, President Bush asked Congress for an additional $46 billion in war-related funding. That’s on top of the $147 billion the Department of Defense has already asked for, and the $3.7 [...]

Council supports bottle clubs

With 6-3 vote (DeSorbo absent), the Pensacola City Council ignored the requests of its Police Chief and downtown business owners and residents and reversed its earlier decision to close bottle clubs at 3 a.m. like other nightspots --one's that actually have liquor licenses. According to the PNJ: [...]

BTW: Strong mayor is dead

Watch the Pensacola City Council's Committee of the Whole video and you will realize that the council has no intent of making any meaningful changes to charter or the current power structure. The charter review committee and its final report will get the same attention, respect and results as Jerry [...]

Bottle Club showdown

City Council's vision for Pensacola is a bottle club that stays open to 5 a.m.  Yeah!  Come live and invest in Downtown and the Belmont-Devilliers....just step over the broken glass on the sidewalks - hire extra security - and invest in good outdoor lighting and alarms. The vote is tonight.

Story is the Story

The Florida Chamber of Commerce at its annual meeting in Sandestin has installed its new president: Susan Story, CEO and president of Gulf Power. She replaces former Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings as chamber president for the coming year.

Did Emergency Management drop the ball?

Did Emergency Management drop the ball?

The question being asked around town - Why weren't there any emergency sirens downtown when the tornadoes were approaching? We have videos of the storm coming off the bay. Did EOC fail us?

Bottle Clubs may keep 5 a.m. close

Bottle Clubs may keep 5 a.m. close

According to sources, the Pensacola City Council is backtracking on its ordinance that would give Bottle Clubs the same close as other night clubs - 3 a.m. They will have the final vote to keep the curfew at 5 a.m. this Thursday. Two steps forward, three steps backwards. The council wants us to [...]

State lawmakers fail again

State lawmakers fail again

The Florida Legislature has failed once again to pass any meaningful tax reform. I decided to pack their bags a day early. All spring we heard from Gov. Crist and the our lawmakers about how they were going to cut property tax bills. Many of us have yet to set any meaningful cuts. Read South [...]

Gannett revenues slip

Gannett revenues slip

But they still made $234 million in the third quarter. Yahoo News has the full report with the facts and figures. Read more

Target Photos

Target Photos

From our art director Justin Griffith:

PNJ points our Sunshine violation

PNJ points our Sunshine violation

The daily newspaper noticed the same slip we did by Escambia Board school board member Claudia Brown-Curry at this week's board meeting. Curry said that she and fellow board member Jeff Bergosh had talked privately about Bergosh's Godzilla statements. (School Board matters should be handled at [...]

Boyd upset with park plans

WEAR TV 3 reports that Leroy Boyd, president of Movement for Change, is upset about the plans for the Community Maritime Park. In a meeting with Judge Lacey Collier, chairman of the CMPA board, Boyd said, "They sold a bill of goods to the community, as what they were gonna do, and already, they're [...]

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