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Time to Revisit the Confederate Battle Flag

By Conor McNamara and Rick Outzen The Escambia Board of County Commissioners will discuss on Dec. 11 the Confederate Battle Flag flying at the Pensacola Bay Center. The board last discussed the [...]

Buzz 11/27/14

Buzz 11/27/14

Deliberate Indifference? The explosion at the Escambia County’s Central Booking and Detention Center was due to the failure of county facilities maintenance personnel to shut off the natural gas [...]

Next Up: Anti-Corruption Amendment

Next Up:  Anti-Corruption Amendment

By Rick Outzen Anti-Corruption reform that would address the undue influence of money on politics could be coming to the city of Pensacola. On November 4, the city of Tallahassee voters [...]

The Buzz 11/20/14

The Buzz 11/20/14

Staying in the Dark At its Committee of the Whole meeting on Nov. 13, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners delayed approval of a public-private partnership that would have installed outdoor [...]

ALICE Isn’t Invisible Any More

ALICE Isn’t Invisible Any More

By Rick Outzen Their struggles to survive are unknown to many of us. They may work in the cubicle next to us. They may serve us our meal at our favorite restaurant or take care of our children at [...]

The Education of Steven Barry

The Education of Steven Barry

This month Steve Barry, the Escambia County Commissioner for District 5, takes over the chairmanship of the county commission, replacing Commissioner Lumon May. At age 40, Barry, a lifelong [...]

The Buzz 11/13/14

The Buzz 11/13/14

More on Jail Death Through a public records request, Inweekly has received the name of the 48-year-old who died in the Escambia County Jail on Sunday, Nov. 2. James Breacher Brumley was awaiting [...]

The Buzz 11/6/14

The Buzz 11/6/14

Baby Steps On New Jail Six months have passed since the April 30 natural gas explosion at the Escambia County Jail Central Booking and Detention Center, which killed two prisoners, left a guard [...]

David Suhor and The Latest Battle Over Prayer

David Suhor and The Latest Battle Over Prayer

By Steven Poulin and Scott Satterwhite The battle over the separation of church and state is, once again, being waged in a local school district. To quote Yogi Berra, “Déjà vu, all over [...]

The Buzz 10/16/14

The Buzz 10/16/14

And The Survey Says Pensacola residents are concerned about the economic health of their city and want more focus on Public Works, Housing Options, Communications and Public Safety, according to the [...]

The Circle of Debt

The Circle of Debt

By T.S. Strickland If you need easy money in Pensacola, you don’t have to search far. Just take a drive down Cervantes Street or Navy Boulevard and look for the signs. With names like [...]

Restoring Memories

Restoring Memories

By Jessica Forbes Of all the material possessions damaged when a natural disaster occurs, photographs are among the items that in many cases are completely irreplaceable. However, not all damaged [...]

The Buzz 9/18/14

The Buzz 9/18/14

ACLU and PAE Host Update The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida and the Pensacola Alliance for Equality (PAE) are hosting a gathering at Seville Quarter on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at which [...]

Walking the Walk

Walking the Walk

By Jennifer Leigh Every year on September 20, thousands gather across the country to walk and raise awareness for those living in poverty in the Friends of the Poor event hosted by local chapters [...]

The Buzz 9/11/14

The Buzz 9/11/14

Charlotte’s Mom Visits During the past legislative session, Florida lawmakers passed the state’s first medical marijuana bill that legalized “Charlotte’s Web,” a limited strain of marijuana [...]

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