City approves landmark public records suit settlement with the Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers January 3, 2018 The City Commission unanimously approved a landmark settlement agreement with the Tallahassee Democrat Wednesday over a lawsuit alleging public records law violations related to deleted text messages. As part of the agreement, the city admits it
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City of Tallahassee, Democrat forge settlement agreement over public records suit

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers January 2, 2018 City of Tallahassee and Tallahassee Democrat attorneys have negotiated a settlement over a lawsuit alleging city officials violated the Florida Public Records Act that could set a precedent for other local governments across the
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After lawsuit, city officials pledge to release text messages

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeff Burlew December 7, 2017 A week after the Tallahassee Democrat sued the city of Tallahassee over its failure to collect and produce text messages of its employees and elected officials, city commissioners voted to proceed with a
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Tallahassee Democrat sues city over deleted texts; city ‘committed to doing better’

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers November 29, 2017 The lawsuit filed in Leon Circuit Court puts in motion a process where the city and Democrat negotiate a consent order to develop policies and procedures to preserve text messages and produce
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City: Fernandez deleted text messages to lobbyist

City wants $22,275 for additional public records subpoeaned by FBI Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers November 7, 2017 City Manager Rick Fernandez deleted from his cell phone a text message chain with a lobbyist who he asked for pricey football tickets, believing
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A crisis of confidence in our city government

Tallahassee Democrat Editorial October 24, 2017 The Democrat has written more than 60 stories on the FBI investigation into city corruption and related issues of ethics and impropriety. None has been more startling – and has included such a smoking
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Hall of Fame welcomes Tallahassee Democrat legend Bill Cotterell

Tallahassee Democrat by Gerald Ensley August 11, 2017 Bill Cotterell never enters newspaper contests. He says journalists “spend too much time handing out awards for, basically, doing their jobs.” But just as Major League Baseball has an MVP trophy and
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Learn How to Tell Fake News from Real News

League of Women Voters of Tallahassee March 21, 2017 FAKE NEWS VS. REAL NEWS HOW CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE? The First Amendment Foundation is teaming up with the Tallahassee Democrat to present a panel of professionals who can help.
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Audit: Clinton Broke Email Rules

May 26, 2016 – Tallahassee Democrat by Heidi M. Przybyla (USA TODAY) A State Department audit that found Hillary Clinton disregarded cybersecurity guidelines by using a private email server during her tenure as secretary of State renewed questions Wednesday about
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Some Histories Shouldn’t Be Secret – Tallahassee Democrat

April 19, 2016 – George F. Will, Washington Post When President Obama departed for Saudi Arabia, an incubator of the 9/11 attacks, he left behind a dispute about government secrecy. The suppression of 28 pages, first from a public congressional
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