Posted in Business

Kalamazoo Promise and Pensacola Promise

In 2008, I interviewed on my radio show, “IN Your Head,” leaders from Kalamazoo, Michigan about an economic development initiative that provided all its high…

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Posted in Education

What’s up with Jerralds?

Pensacola City Councilman John Jerralds apologized at last night’s council meeting to BP for the council’s harsh response Monday to BP spokeswoman Liz Castro last…

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Posted in Politics

Pensacola Promise presentation

Here is Maren DeWeese’s Presentation on Pensacola Promise: PART 2 PART 3

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Posted in Pensacola Politics

Promise is DOA with Entrenched Eight

Sadly but as anticipated, eight Pensacola City Council members voted against Pensacola Promise yesterday….more accurately they voted to study it more, which is the much-used…

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Posted in News

Pensacola Promise is before City Council today – 3:15

Councilwoman Maren DeWeese will present her committee’s proposal for making it possible for City of Pensacola high school graduate to attend college. She is on…

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Posted in Caring News Pensacola Politics

Pensacola Promise

The special committee working on Pensacola Promise begins its deliberations this week on how the scholarship plan will work. Next meeting is Wednesday, April 7…

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Posted in Caring Pensacola Politics

Pensacola Promise keeps rolling

Councilwoman Maren DeWeese and her committee continue to work on Pensacola Promise Plan. They expect to complete their work by the end of the month…

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Posted in Escambia County Politics

Buzz: Charter, consolidation, promise

The proposed charter for Pensacola may be a tough sale in the black community. All three council members are against it. They see African-Americans holding…

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Posted in Escambia County

Staff proposes using General Funds for ECUA debt

There are three big items up for discussion during today’s committee meetings of the Pensacola City Council: billing non-profits for parades, compensation and benefit study,…

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