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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.


Mr. Chatterbox

The Presidential Candidates by the Book

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


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


How Will Redrawing Congressional Districts Affect the 2016 Election?

Our Election Fever blogger weighs in.

07/27/2015 By Frank Alcock


Donald Trump: Still Statesman of the Year?

The Donald Trump story has Sarasota implications.

07/09/2015 By Frank Alcock


Governor Rick Scott Makes Sudden, Widespread Vetoes

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

06/29/2015 By Frank Alcock


Jeb Bush Announces Candidacy for President

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

06/18/2015 By Frank Alcock


Florida Legislature Begins Special Session to Resolve Budget Impasse

Today 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.

06/01/2015 By Frank Alcock


First Look: What to Expect in the 2016 Presidential Election

New College professor Frank Alcock on the political beat.

05/11/2015 By Frank Alcock