"Read my lips; no new taxes!" Former President George H.W. Bush once said. Sarasota Resident Barbara Chertok was watching.
SARASOTA - Joe Gruters and Christian Ziegler may compete for the state Chair of the GOP.
The Sarasota city clerk has been placed on administrative leave.
George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, has died at age 94.
His death was announced by his family Friday night on Twitter. The president's health had been in decline in recent months.
The Sarasota City Commission could decide the fate of Bobby Jones Golf Club next month.
A New Ordinance could help usher in the first hotel built in North Port in 45 years
Final consideration for the Controversial Siesta Promenade project will be next month.
Plans to transform the aging Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach into a luxury contemporary resort were given the green light by the Sarasota City Commission this week.
NORTH PORT - These elected officials in North Port didn't need recounts, and Monday they were sworn into office. The city of North Port welcomed new leadership — including one commissioner who was fired from his job with the city. Pete Emrich and Ji
The issue of short term rentals will be discussed today at the Sarasota City Commission. The commission will consider amending its zoning code to allow host occupied short term rentals for less than a wee
Florida's recount came to a conclusion Sunday, with the deadline passing for the manual recount in the US Senate race between Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
Human error caused Manatee officials to start all over with the midterm election recount of ballots in three statewide elections yesterday. Elections Supervisor Mike Bennett said someone missed a button.
With the midterm elections one day away Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida are getting proactive by urging residents to vote.
TALLAHASSEE – The nearly year–long gap in background checks for concealed carry permits under Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s watch is now being reviewed. The audit is being done by the state’s auditor general, and Putnam’s office confirmed that the audit has started. In fact, the review began before the security snafu was made public in […]
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SARASOTA – North Port City Clerk Patsy Adkins has given her 30 day resignation notice, ending a 15–year career with the city. Adkins has spent the two most recent of those 15 years as the city clerk. She had come under scrutiny recently both over the way she managed the clerk’s office and a backlog […]
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SARASOTA – A know your rights event put on by Black Lives Matter touched on topics of what to do when stopped by the police, race relations, and bail reform. 2015 report from the New York Times says of the people currently locked up in this country, 60 percent haven’t been convicted of anything. Close […]
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SARASOTA – In this edition of Political Corner, SNN’s Grant Boxleitner and Sarasota County Republican Party Vice Chair Jack Brill discuss the upcoming GOP straw poll and rally. The much-anticipated event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 28 at Robarts Arena, featuring candidates up and down the Republican ticket for the […]
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SARASOTA – Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, was in Sarasota Wednesday campaigning for the Democratic nomination for governor. He’s campaigning the old fashioned way, talking to residents where they’re comfortable, namely local barbershops. Gillum, who is African–American, visited three black–owned barbershops on the Suncoast yesterday in less than two hours. He also hopes stops like those […]
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TALLAHASSEE – A school program designed to help bullied students moves forward. The Florida Board of Education on Wednesday unanimously approved a rule for a controversial new program that will let bullied students transfer to private schools. Hope scholarships will allow students who are victims of bullying or other violence to receive public funding to […]
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MANATEE COUNTY – “Being the superintendent for the school district of Manatee County has been an amazing opportunity. Situations where you feel like ‘oh I will never experience that’ somehow as Superintendent you seem to experience those situations,” As of this week, Dr. Diana Greene, the first African American female to serve as superintendent in […]
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SARASOTA — Nick Guy’s campaign web site states he decided to run for the Sarasota County School Board in the aftermath of the February shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Guy is a former school teacher who now works as a business analyst for a healthcare company. Guy, who earned a bachelor’s degree […]
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SARASOTA – Sarasota Chamber of Commerce CEO Kevin Cooper says the “Decide the Date” petition effort raised nearly a thousand more signatures required to put the matter on the November referendum. So, what happens next? “Once the petition initiative itself is successful, there’s a series of decisions the commission has to make. The two most […]
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SARASOTA – The Sarasota county school board voted unanimously to extend a contract to local law enforcement to place SROs in MIDDLE AND high schools for the 2018–2019 school year. The board gives superintendent Todd Bowden permission to negotiate a contract with an 80–20 funding split with the Sarasota county sheriff’s office. The decision gives the […]
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TALLAHASSEE – A key omission may affect money spent on homeless people in the state. The Florida budget that kicks in July 1 includes $4 million in grants for homeless organizations helping needy families. Legislators, however, omitted language that makes it mandatory for the state to actually spend the money. As a result, 27 homeless agencies […]
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VENICE – Budget time for the city of Venice. The City Council will meet later this week to dissect the proposed $109.3 million spending package for the coming fiscal year. “We want to make sure their isn’t any waste number one. We want to make sure that the priorities that are established for the city […]
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