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Poverty

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New Census Report Shows America More Impoverished

September 16, 2010

Today the U.S. Department of Commerce released a report on Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States for 2009. Its findings showed: •           The median household income in 2009 was not statistically different…

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Pensacola a “Forgotten City”

August 27, 2010

MIT researchers recently released a study that named America’s 150 forgotten cities. The analysis is based on being a medium sized city/metropolitan area and failing in a number of areas—more notably, poverty. Pensacola was the only…

Pensacola Politics

Cutting funds for non-profits

February 4, 2010

The Pensacola City Council is faced with an estimated $1.8 million deficit in the fiscal year 2010-11 budget. Instead of looking at how it may save dollars by consolidating services with the county, the immediate reaction…

Politics

Welfare isn’t the problem

May 11, 2007

I’ve read most of the comments on the Access Escambia. For some this initiative is an opportunity to voice opposition to welfare. Gang, Escambia County doesn’t have an abundance of welfare programs. We spend less than…

Politics

What is real poverty

December 18, 2006

Food for Thought from MarketWatch.com: The richest two percent of the world’s population owns more than half of the world’s household wealth. Although you may believe you’ve heard this statistic before, you haven’t: For the first…

Politics

Legal counsel for indigent in trouble

December 6, 2006

State is having trouble paying for the legal fees of the poor. Can’t pay for medical care. Low income housing is not being rebuilt after the hurricanes. Where’s the safety net? Read pdf:  Letter…

Politics

Healthcare solution: free check-ups

October 25, 2006

The NY Times is reporting today that some hospital systems are experimenting with free preventative care to reduce the much higher write-offs of emergency room admissions – as a means of dealing with the uninsured. Denver’s…

Politics

To the victors the spoils

October 10, 2006

In doing some research on Congressional spending, I came across this 2002 Washington Post article written by David Post of AP – Majority status enriched GOP areas. The 1994 Congressional elections that swept the Republicans into…

Politics

Martini Night: Dem Studds was as bad as Foley

October 5, 2006

Last night: one Martini Night guest argued that Rep. Studds, a Democrat, had a similar scandal in 1983. Here are the facts:In 1983 Gerry Studds (D-MA) was excused of having sex with a 17-year-old male page…

Politics

Willie has all he needs

September 20, 2006

The Save Our City mentality still exists. Here’s a letter sent to the PNJ: What will be at park, that we don’t already have? One person recently wrote he was against the maritime park but will…

Politics

PNJ covers Morris Court problem

August 27, 2006

….two weeks after our cover story: Left Behind Part 2: Housing …two days after In Your Radio discusses it:  Listen to Program 6 Duwayne covered the press conference yesterday: Morris Court press conference Saturday, Aug. 26…

Politics

Hot, Hot, Hot – 8/24/06

August 25, 2006

Top 10 posts of the day Has Mark O’Brien lost it? SOC declares war…pro-park signs stolen SOC shows waterfront plan Stop Our City kicks DeWeese out of meeti W.D. Childers – prison mug shot Who is…

Politics

Health of Escambia County is Bleak

August 24, 2006

That’s what Dr. James Studnicki told the audience at the public meeting held today at Heritage Hall. Studnicki was sharing the results of the Comprehensive Assessment for Tracking Health report that was commissioned by the Partnership…