Appointments

DeSantis Appoints Chief Resilience Officer

Dr. Julia Nesheiwat is tasked with preparing Florida for the environmental, physical and economic impacts of sea level rise.

08/02/2019 Photography by Staff

Robocalls

House of Representatives Passes Bill Cracking Down on Robocalls

Area code 941, which covers most of Florida’s 16th congressional district, received more than 44 million scam robocalls in 2018.

07/25/2019 By Staff

Transportation

DeSantis Announces Plan for Expansion of Florida’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Using funds from the 2018 multi-state Volkswagen settlement, the plan will increase the number of charging stations along major thoroughfares throughout the state.

07/24/2019 By Staff

Politics

Margaret Good Announces Congressional Bid

Good, a Democrat, will challenge incumbent Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan in the 2020 election.

07/22/2019 By Staff

Sweet six

Make Your Voice Heard as the City Picks New Roundabout Art

At a public meeting on Wednesday, July 17, six artists will present their proposals for two huge new additions to Sarasota's public art collection.

07/10/2019 By Olivia Letts

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Throws His Hat in the Ring for President

Apparently it’s the latest smart career move when you’re stuck in a mid-level job, Mr. C. says.

07/01/2019 By Robert Plunket

Red Tide

DeSantis Signs Bill to Mitigate Harmful Effects of Red Tide

A new initiative between Mote and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission will receive an annual appropriation of $3 million to "control and mitigate red tide and its impacts."

06/21/2019 By Staff

Government

DeSantis Signs Bill Banning Sanctuary Cities in Florida

The bill is expected to face legal challenges as it goes into effect next month.

06/17/2019 By Staff

Government

Manatee County Court Judge Nominations Sent to Gov. DeSantis

One of the six nominees will take the seat vacated by the Hon. Douglas Henderson.

06/12/2019 By Staff

Films

The Ringling Will Participate in World Refugee Day With Film Screening

The museum will show Ai Weiwei's film "Human Flow," about human migration and the refugee crisis.

06/11/2019 By Staff

Tiger Bay

Sarasota Tiger Bay Club Will Hold Annual Legislative Update on June 6

The panel of speakers includes state Sen. Joe Gruters, Rep. Newt Newton, Rep. Will Robinson, Rep. Margaret Good and Rep. Tommy Gregory.

05/28/2019 By Staff

Government

Manatee County Commissioners Unanimously Approve Cheri Coryea as County Administrator

The vote comes nearly three months after Coryea was named acting county administrator.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Politics

DeSantis Approves Tax Package

The package includes disaster-preparedness and school tax holidays, plus aid for business owners and farmers impacted by Hurricane Michael.

05/16/2019 By Staff

Environment

New Report Details 'Unprecedented' Natural Decline

The U.N. report finds that around 1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades—more than ever before in human history.

05/06/2019 By Staff

Pep Talk

Ian Bremmer Closes Out the Ringling College Library Association's 2019 Town Hall Series

Thursday's event also included the announcement of next year's lineup, which includes Annie Leibovitz, Rick Steves and more.

04/11/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Cannabis Quest

Florida's Attitude Toward Pot is Warming. But What Does it Take to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Sarasota?

With his wife in pain, Tony D’Souza goes on the hunt.

04/02/2019 By Tony D’Souza

Appointments

DeSantis Appoints University of Florida Scientist Tom Frazer as Florida's Chief Science Officer

Frazer will lead efforts to address some of Florida’s most critical environmental challenges, including red tide and harmful algal blooms.

04/02/2019 By Staff

Meet and Greet

Buchanan Staff Announces Mobile Office Hours in Manatee County

Buchanan’s field representative, Gary Tibbetts, will be available to meet with area residents in April.

04/01/2019 By Staff

Politics

Former Lawmaker to Speak at Republican Club Dinner

Former state Rep. Julio Gonzalez, R-Venice, will discuss the American Constitution and the federal court system on Thursday, March 21.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Politics

Luncheon Will Recognize Sister Cities Leaders

The Sister Cities Association of Sarasota is honoring mayors that have been instrumental in leading Sarasota's relationship with its eight sister cities.

03/06/2019 By Staff