Outtakes-Solid Reporting

By Rick Outzen We have built our newspaper on investigative reporting and being a government watchdog. Our role has been to present the best, reliable facts in a meaningful context so that you can make good decisions about your lives and our community. We use a variety of reporting methods to bring you the news. […]

Outtakes: Please Post Openings

By Rick Outzen Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson has selected most of his senior leadership team without doing national, statewide or even local job searches for the positions. City hall promotions have become an insider’s game. After his election, Robinson announced that retired FAC Executive Director Chris Holley would be his city administrator. The hiring of […]

Winners & Losers 12/19/19

Winners Katherine Miller Wolf The assistant professor of anthropology at the University of West Florida is the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. Miller Wolf will teach students from the National Autonomous University of Honduras at an archaeological site in Copan, Honduras, from May to December 2020. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars […]

Outtakes: Our Charges

By Rick Outzen Last Friday, news alerts of an active shooter on Naval Air Station Pensacola went out as I walked into our office. Escambia County deputies were on the scene. Victims were being transported to Baptist Hospital. Like so many other locals, I had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach because […]

Winners & Losers – 12/12/19

Winners Fredric G. Levin Dana-Farber Cancer Institute last month honored the Pensacola attorney for his $2 million donation to establish the Fredric G. Levin Endowment in Translational Cancer Research and support the Presidential Initiatives Fund through the Pan-Mass Challenge. The gift makes for a total of $4 million in donations Levin has contributed to the […]

2019 Winners & Losers

Over the past two decades, the “Winners & Losers” column has been the first article scanned by many of our readers. In the beginning, the very thought of choosing winners and losers every week set us apart from other media outlets, which is why we did it. Politicians loved and feared the column, while readers […]