941CEO Daily

Florida presidential primary concludes Tuesday

In-person voting will be available all day Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., in both Sarasota and Manatee counties.

03/14/2016 Research by staff

Civil Discourse

Complete Transcript: Julio Gonzalez and Ken Shelin Discuss Religious Freedom, LGBT Rights

Gonzalez's "Religious Freedom Bill" would allow Floridians to refuse to provide services to customers if they object on religious or moral grounds.

03/04/2016 By Pam Daniel

Civil Discourse

Should Businesses Be Required to Provide Services to Same-Sex Couples?

A conversation about gay weddings and religious freedom between State Rep. Julio Gonzalez and Ken Shelin.

03/01/2016 By Pam Daniel

Talking Points

How to Sound Smart About Redistricting

Cooper Levey-Baker breaks down what's going on with redistricting and how it affects us.

03/01/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

941CEO Daily

Carl Hiaasen Comes to Sarasota March 16

Author and journalist to address Sarasota Tiger Bay Club.

02/19/2016 Research by staff

Public Service

Mayor Willie Shaw Hands Out Free Coffee at Sarasota's New Kahwa

Sarasota's new Kahwa Coffee Roasting is the St. Pete-based chain's first shop south of Tampa Bay.

02/10/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Election Fever

Republican Karl Rove and Democrat Jim Messina on the 2016 Presidential Election

Presidential predictions from two campaign masterminds.

02/04/2016 By Pam Daniel

Talking Points

How to Sound Smart About: Making Florida's State Parks Free

The Florida Legislature is considering waiving entrance fees at state parks for an entire year, starting July 1.

02/01/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Dept. of Unintended Consequences

Did Florida’s Crackdown on Pill Mills Create a Heroin Epidemic?

After a 2011 crackdown on pain clinics, heroin use has soared.

02/01/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Bet On It

The End of Dog Racing at the Sarasota Kennel Club?

Since 1929, dogs have been racing at the Sarasota Kennel Club, but the facility—and the sport—are starting to show their age.

01/25/2016

Mr. Chatterbox

The Presidential Candidates by the Book

Mr. C reads each presidential candidate's autobiography. Here's what he learned.

01/18/2016

Article

Donald Trump: Still Statesman of the Year?

The Donald Trump story has Sarasota implications.

08/05/2015 By Frank Alcock

Article

Governor Rick Scott Makes Sudden, Widespread Vetoes

The $461 million in projects that Scott eliminated from the budget were aggressive by any standard.

08/05/2015 By Frank Alcock

Article

Jeb Bush Announces Candidacy for President

Jeb Bush announced his candidacy for president on Monday--political blogger Frank Alcock weighs in.

08/05/2015 By Frank Alcock

Article

Florida Legislature Begins Special Session to Resolve Budget Impasse

The Florida Legislature begins a special session that will hopefully resolve the budget impasse that has the state a month away from a government shutdown.

08/05/2015 By Frank Alcock

Article

First Look: What to Expect in the 2016 Presidential Election

New College professor Frank Alcock on the political beat.

08/05/2015 By Frank Alcock

Article

How Will Redrawing Congressional Districts Affect the 2016 Election?

Sarasota Magazine's Election Fever blogger takes a look at how the redrawing of Florida congressional districts could affect the 2016 election.

08/04/2015 By Frank Alcock

Article

New Drilling Bill Raises Alarm in Florida

If it passes, a new bill would allow for drilling in federal waters within 50 miles of Florida’s coastline.

08/04/2015 By Frank Alcock

Election Fever

New Drilling Bill Raises Alarm in Florida

If it passes, a new bill would allow for drilling in federal waters within 50 miles of Florida’s coastline.

08/03/2015 By Frank Alcock

Article

How Will Redrawing Congressional Districts Affect the 2016 Election?

Our Election Fever blogger weighs in.

07/27/2015 By Frank Alcock