Posted in State & National News

Former U.S. attorney for our area to head First Amendment group

Former U.S. Attorney Pamela Marsh will become president of the First Amendment Foundation on Dec. 1, the open-government advocacy group announced Friday. Marsh, who served…

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FAF and newspaper sue Florida cabinet

Today the First Amendment Foundation, joined by the Miami Herald, the Tampa Bay Times, Gannett, and GateHouse Media, has filed a complaint against the Florida…

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Posted in Pensacola

Marlette to speak at First Amendment Foundation event

The First Amendment Foundation is hosting an event that will feature the News Journal’s (Inweekly Rising Star 2013) Andy Marlette 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24…

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Posted in Escambia County State & National News

Escambia lawmakers given low C’s and a high D in Sunshine Scorecard report

The Florida First Amendment Foundation graded Florida lawmakers on their support for open government. Escambia County’s three didn’t fare so well. State Sen. Doug Broxson…

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The First Amendment Foundation wants CRC to adopt higher Sunshine standard

The First Amendment Foundation today called on the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) to adopt the Amendments to its proposed rules that would require the CRC…

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First amendment group asks Gov. Scott to veto the budget

The First Amendment Foundation (FAF) has called for Florida Governor Rick Scott to veto the budget as a result of this year’s “extreme lack of…

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Posted in Business Politics

Arizona newspaper publisher responds to threats (must read)

Mi-Ai Parrish, president of The Arizona Republic and Republic Media, wrote this editorial in response to the threats her staff has received since the newspaper…

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Florida Supreme Court backs paying attorney fees in public record violations

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday issued a broadly worded ruling that made clear public agencies are…

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State Attorney: City needs to rewrite federal email policy

Pensacola City Administrator Eric Olson has to rethink his policy on how city employees  handle emails from federal accounts after the State Attorney’s office notified…

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