Outtakes—We Didn't Start the Fire

By Rick Outzen The Pensacola News Journal’s award-winning editorial cartoonist doesn’t need me to defend him against the malicious attacks by a demagogue. However, I will stand up for Andy Marlette. State Rep. Mike…

Winners & Losers 6/6/19

Winners Zenani D. Johnson The Florida Student Association elected University of West Florida Student Body President Johnson to serve as chair for the 2019-20 academic year. The FSA represents more than 300,000 students in…

Winners & Losers 5/30/19

Winners Grover Robinson The Pensacola mayor was named a 2019 Home Rule Hero by the Florida League of Cities. Robinson was one of roughly 100 municipal officials in Florida presented with Home Rule Hero…

Outtakes—Maybe This Time

By Rick Outzen On June 17, SCAPE Landscape Architecture will present its plan for Pensacola’s waterfront at 6 p.m. in the Rex Theatre. The landscape architecture firm has checked the boxes for involving the…

Outtakes—The End of Feudalism

By Rick Outzen Inweekly hired Political Matrix to conduct a poll to see how satisfied city voters are with the performance of the Pensacola City Council and to see if they believe their council…

Winners & Losers 5/23/19

Winner Ruthie Speight The Pensacola Young Professionals has hired Speight as its executive director. Speight graduated from the University of West Florida with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2014 and her master’s degree…

Outtakes—Expensive Workaround

By Rick Outzen Escambia County officials cannot procure anything that costs $50,000 or more without the approval of the Board of County Commissioners. As with most rules, there is always a workaround. At the…

Winners & Losers 5/16/19

Winners Jayer Williamson GOPAC, a Republican political training organization, named the state representative to its 2019 Class of Emerging Leaders. The class is made up of promising legislators selected for their potential and ability…

Winners & Losers 5/9/19

Winners Jeff Weeks The University of West Florida received a $50,000 gift from UWF alumnus Jeff Weeks to establish the William J. “Bill” Weeks Endowment Scholarship in honor of his father. The scholarship is…

Outtakes—CYA Management

By Rick Outzen The Emergency Medical Services problems may have provided us with an unintended view behind the curtain into how Escambia County government functions. Interim County Administrator Amy Lovoy told the commissioners last…

Winners & Losers 5/2/19

Winners Fred Levin The attorney and University of Florida alumnus was honored at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in recognition of the 20th anniversary of his $10-million donation to the law…



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