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City has online permitting

Today, the City of Pensacola launched MyGovernmentOnline permitting and inspections software, which will enhance the application submittal, plan review and inspection experience for contractors and…

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Presser Notes: Responding to Tymar Crawford video

Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson declined for months to view the video of a July incident during which a Pensacola Police Department officer shot and killed…

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Posted in Business Pensacola

More presser notes: marinas, ice

Politics of Public Marinas Last week, the Pensacola City Council approved a lease for the area known as the Pitt Slip, which includes a marina….

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Mayor Robinson, how is Pensacola gun task force going?

Early Sunday morning, a man was shot in downtown Pensacola at near the intersection of Jefferson and Government streets. Where is gun violence task force?

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Posted in Crime Escambia County Pensacola

Timeline: County had a Gun Crime Response Team in 2012

The last time Escambia County had a multi-agency task force targeting gun-related crimes was seven years ago. Sheriff David Morgan announced the “crime response team”…

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Why did city officials want to destroy Deputy Chief Glover?

In 2005, then-Battalion Chief Joseph Glover and Lts. Jose Cobb, Paul Johnson and Derek Streeter filed a federal discrimination lawsuit suit against the City of…

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The man behind allegations against fire chiefs

The investigation of former Fire Chief Matt Schmitt and Deputy Fire Chief that led to their terminations, subsequent lawsuits and the city’s insurance carrier paying…

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A mother defended her son

When I interviewed Joe Glover for “Fire Chiefs ‘Vindicated,’” he talked about the toll the investigation and termination took on his family. “It was extremely…

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Five key points of Fire Chiefs’ settlement

Our story Fire Chiefs “Vindicated’ is online and in our news stands. Here are the key points: 1. Big money Though the settlements have no…

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