Politics

Democrat Wins State House Special Election

Margaret Good defeated Republican James Buchanan in Tuesday's state House special election, winning 52.2 percent of the votes.

02/13/2018 By Staff

Politics

Former Colin Powell Aide to Speak in Sarasota

Retired U.S. Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson will speak at the annual dinner of Florida Veterans for Common Sense.

02/01/2018 By Staff

Politics

Early Voting in State House Special Election Starts Saturday

Early in-person voting in the state House special election involving Democrat Margaret Good, Republican James Buchanan and Libertarian Alison Foxall begins Saturday, Feb. 3.

01/29/2018 By Staff

Politics

Panel to Debate Constitution Revision Commission

The next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club panel will include developer Carlos Beruff, tax collector Barbara Ford-Coates and professor Mary Adkins.

01/26/2018 By Staff

Politics

Proposal to Restore Voting Rights to Felons Wins Spot on Ballot

The Clearwater organization that led the effort collected more than 1.1 million petitions.

01/23/2018 By Staff

New hires

Sarasota County Officially Names New Administrator

The Sarasota County Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to name Jonathan Lewis the new county administrator.

01/16/2018 By staff

Politics

Department of Environmental Protection Secretary to Speak in Sarasota

Noah Valenstein is delivering a talk at an Argus Foundation luncheon that runs 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

01/15/2018 By staff

Education

Longtime Political Scientist Retiring From Teaching

Longtime Florida political scientist Susan MacManus is retiring from teaching at the University of South Florida.

01/11/2018 By staff

Construction

Florida Chief Financial Officer to Speak in Sarasota

Jimmy Patronis will speak at the annual awards dinner of the Gulf Coast Builders Xchange.

01/09/2018 By staff

New hires

Elections Supervisor Names New Communications and Voter Outreach Manager

The office of Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner recently hired Rachel Denton.

01/08/2018 By staff

Energy

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Open Waters to Offshore Drilling

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced on Thursday plans to open almost all of federally controlled waters to offshore oil and gas drilling.

01/04/2018 By staff

Politics

Vote-By-Mail Ballots Going Out for State House Special Election

The race includes Democrat Margaret Good, Republican James Buchanan and Libertarian Alison Foxall.

01/03/2018 By staff

Education

Tickets to Ringling College Speaker Series Go on Sale Monday

The Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Lecture Series begins Monday, Jan. 22, with former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan.

01/02/2018 By staff

Politics

Housing and Urban Development Administrator to Speak in Sarasota

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Southeast Regional Administrator Denise Cleveland-Leggett will speak at The Argus Foundation's annual meeting.

01/02/2018 By staff

Public health

Panel Discussion Covers Opioid Abuse Crisis

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club's Jan. 4 luncheon will include a panel discussion about the region's opioid abuse crisis.

12/28/2017 By staff

Mr. Chatterbox

The Ghostly Links Between Lido Key's Sandcastle Resort, the Late Leona Helmsley—and Donald Trump

Future historians who ignore Leona while studying Trump do so at their peril. There are too many connections, too many similarities, too much shared history.

12/27/2017 By Robert Plunket

Data

American Life Expectancy Drops for Second Straight Year

Life expectancy dropped to 78.6 in 2016, down from 78.8 in 2015 and 78.9 in 2014.

12/21/2017 By staff

Construction

Manatee County Seeks Input on Proposed Planning Changes

Manatee County government is looking for input on proposed changes to its comprehensive plan and land development code.

12/19/2017 By staff

Politics

New Group Wants to Move City Elections to the Fall

Decide the Date wants city voters to consider moving elections from the spring to the fall to coincide with congressional, gubernatorial and presidential elections.

12/18/2017 By staff