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Brush Strokes and Non-Starters

It’s unclear what course of action the Escambia County Commission will take in response to the recent U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the operations…

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Escambia Eyes ECAT

Since March, Escambia County Director of Human Relations Tom Turner has been interviewing mass transit employees following complaints about the system’s management company. “Right or…

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McKenzie Appointed as NLG VP

Local attorney Alistair McKenzie was recently appointed Regional Vice President for the National Lawyers Guild. He will be working with Guild chapters across the South….

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Looking for Lockup Money

Later this week, the Escambia County Commission will be looking at three proposals from staff concerning the Escambia County Jail and the sheriff’s budget. County…

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Panama Gene and the Flow Control Victory

Fresh off his economic development trip to Central America, Escambia County Commission Chairman Gene Valentino is jazzed about possible opportunities locally. “Contrary to the pundits,…

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Bayou Grande Spill: 72,000 Gallons

Yesterday, it was announced that 35,000 gallons of untreated sewage had spewed into Bayou Grande due to a broken water line. Emerald Coastkeeper Sava Varazo…

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COW Rundown

The Pensacola City Council has a fair amount of meat on the table for Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Here’s a taste: Maritime Park…

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RESTORE Tour Kicks Off in Pensacola

Many of the attendees at Monday’s Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council public input session sported stickers that read ‘RESTORING Our Environment RESTORES Our Economy.’ The…

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Escambia’s Garbage Showdown

The Escambia County Commission made moves today meant to block the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority from following through on a waste-disposal contract with a private…

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