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Buzz: Pelicans like Bay Center

August 31, 2017

The New Orleans Pelicans have made another round of visits with Escambia County Commissioners individually. We’ve been told that the NBA team is very interested in having its G-League team play at the Pensacola Bay Center.…

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Inweekly article on rising jail costs praised

August 22, 2017

We received a note yesterday from Rory Fleming of the Fair Punishment Project at Harvard Law School  praising our article “Straight Outta Options.” Dear Rick,  Thanks for your excellent work at Inweekly, including your new piece about…

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ECAT impacts the lives of real people

August 16, 2017

By Sammi Sontag INWEEKLY Every morning around six the ECAT buses start their routes. A local rider, Joy Hall, takes that six a.m. bus to the first of her two jobs. She walks six blocks to…

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Over 400 people show support for ECAT

August 15, 2017

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395 had a huge turnout for its town hall at Pensacola State College. The head count was 430 bus riders, drivers and those who believe that mass transit is critical to the…

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Lawsuit concerning jail death filed

August 14, 2017

The family of the late Rodney J. Berry have filed a lawsuit against Escambia County, former Corrections Director Michael Tidwell, and two jail infirmary employees. Berry’s death was one of six deaths that happened in the…

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Opioid issue in Escambia County isn’t new

August 14, 2017

The PNJ reported today that the Escambia Board of County Commissioners has agreed to follow Commissioner Grover Robinson’s suggestion to solicit a law firm to file a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies to get reimbursed for the…