Honk!

Five Migraine Inducing Intersections—and What to Do About Them

We've identified the region's most horrific traffic hot spots.

09/28/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Criminal Justice System

Road to Redemption

Formerly incarcerated residents struggle to rebuild their lives and overcome the stigma of serving time.

08/28/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Rock the Vote

How Safe is Your Vote?

Sarasota elections supervisor Ron Turner weighs in.

08/25/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Gone But Not Forgotten

The Fight for a Snooty Statue in Downtown Bradenton

In the wake of Snooty the manatee's tragic drowning, one local man wants to immortalize the famous sea cow in downtown Bradenton. He has the signatures, but will they be enough?

07/27/2017 By Rick Morgan

Team Sarasota

Meet the New Starting Five on the City Commission

The five power players who make up Team Sarasota.

07/26/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mr. Chatterbox

What if Trump Tweeted from Sarasota?

A sampling of what we might see.

07/26/2017 By Robert Plunket

Pot-Pourri

Florida's New Medical Marijuana Law is a Mixed Bag

“Florida is near the bottom of giving people what they actually voted for."

07/26/2017 By David Hackett

Heat Index

Nancy Parrish Leads a National Battle Against Sexual Harassment in the Military

"I realized all my life experience led me to this moment."

05/26/2017 By Kay Kipling

Intelligence Matters, Part 2

Trump's Sharing of Top-Secret Information With Russians Alarms Former Intelligence Official

"The whole thing makes me sick."

05/16/2017 By David Hackett

People Person

Populism Inspires Sarasota Resident Jerry Springer's TV Show—and His Politics

Springer estimates that he’s done 200 shows a year for 26 years, with an average of 10 guests a show, which means roughly 50,000 Americans have appeared on TV with him.

04/26/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mr. Chatterbox

Our Humor Columnist's Picks for the Best of Sarasota 2017

Joe Gruters, Steve Bannon, Jesse Biter, Betty Schoenbaum and Katherine Harris all make Mr. C's list.

04/26/2017 By Robert Plunket

Intelligence Matters

A Retired CIA Officer Talks Russia, the 2016 Presidential Election and More

“I understand that people have a lot of questions right now. That’s why I agreed to meet you.”

04/17/2017 By David Hackett

Mr. Chatterbox

Our Humor Columnist Shops for Trump Merchandise

Mr. C sets out to examine some important questions about Trump merchandise: Is it any good? What does it say about the family that has created it? And where can you buy it in Sarasota?

03/29/2017 By Robert Plunket

Change Agent

Can the "Prince of Darkness" Become a Beacon of Hope?

The 48-year-old Venice accountant has a reputation as the money man behind scores of Florida political campaigns.

03/29/2017 By David Hackett

Mr. Chatterbox

Our Humor Columnist Gets Enlightened at the Women's March

Our humor columnist on women's rights, pussy hats and all that traffic.

03/01/2017 By Bob Plunket

Listen to Your Enemy

A USF Sarasota-Manatee Professor's New Book Sheds Light on Terrorism

Dr. Murat Haner spent five months researching what makes someone a terrorist.

03/01/2017 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

Can We Talk About Growth?

Like Sarasota, other popular cities, from Portland to Austin, are struggling to balance growth and quality of life.

03/01/2017 By Pam Daniel

Exit Interview

Departing Commissioner Suzanne Atwell Sounds Off on City Government

"Commissioners should have more passion and courage. It’s sickening."

03/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Girl Interrupted

A Local Syrian Student is Derailed by War

We spoke to former New College student Racha Masara shortly after President Trump's travel ban, affecting Syria and six other Middle Eastern countries, went into effect.

02/15/2017 By Pam Daniel

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Why Millennials Struggle in Sarasota

The good news: Not all young people hate Sarasota. The bad news: The obstacles to keeping them here are bigger than most people realize.

02/14/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Everett Dennison