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Photos on Chili Earthquake

March 1, 2010

People have been posting their photographs of the Chili Earthquake. The albums give a much more personal look at the disaster: Album #1 Album #2 Album #3 Album #4…

News Politics

Blog is 5 years old

March 1, 2010

Last month marked five years for Rick’s Blog. It began as a WordPress blog that I only posted to once or twice a week. Today it’s a demanding monster that is read religiously by people from…

Pensacola Politics

City Council not serious about jobs

March 1, 2010

We hear it everywhere: The number one priority for this community is jobs. Nearly every city council member will tell you that. However, the City has drastically reduced over the past three years its funding for…

Politics

Gambling interests in Tallahassee

March 1, 2010

The Miami Herald is reporting that gambling is back on the table for this legislative session. Once again the state lawmakers will be presented with several options to expand gambling in Florida. Read more.…

Escambia County News Politics

Here is the what

February 28, 2010

The daily marketing solution (see) asks this question in its Sunday editorial- If not consolidation, then what? The Escambia County Commission and the constitutional officers met on Thursday, Feb 25 and decided the first whats of…

News Politics

Class-size battle brewing

February 27, 2010

Florida voters in 2002 changed the state’s constitution to require smaller class sizes in their public schools. Since then, the Florida legislature, Gov. Jeb Bush and school superintendents have tried to rewrite the requirements. State. Sen.…

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What can one council member do?

February 26, 2010

What can a council member do about crime in her district? Ask Maren DeWeese. For years, her neighborhoods have avoided the Bluffs park on Scenic Highway because of sexual activity happening at that park. It was…

Escambia County News Politics

Saufley Landfill has unfinished business

February 25, 2010

The infamous history of the Saufley Landfill shows the worse that can happen after a hurricane. Three businesses do well after a hurricane demolition/clean-up companies, haulers and debris landfills. Saufley Landfill is one such landfill. It…

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Steen Coroner’s Inquest: Ard video

February 25, 2010

Here is the video of Pensacola Policeman Jerald Ard chasing and running over Victor Steen, The video has been made public by the State Attorney’s office:…