Politics

New Online Voter Registration System Launches

Florida residents who already have a state-issued driver's license or identification card can register at registertovoteflorida.gov.

09/29/2017 By staff

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

Politics

Event Honoring Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney Postponed

The Republican Party of Sarasota is rescheduling its event honoring former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.

09/15/2017 By staff

Politics

Dates for Special Election to Replace State Rep. Alex Miller Set

Miller, R-Sarasota, recently resigned from the Florida Legislature after serving less than a year.

09/05/2017 By staff

Politics

Legislative Summit Scheduled

The purpose of the summit is to bring together a wide range of community members to discuss and establish the region’s priorities for the 2018 Florida legislative session.

08/31/2017 By staff

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

New hires

Sarasota County Names Interim Administrator

The Sarasota County Commission voted to designate assistant county administrator Jonathan Lewis as interim administrator after current administrator Tom Harmer leaves the job.

08/25/2017 By staff

Law

Land Planning Firm Hires New Director

Shumaker Advisors Florida, LLC—a subsidiary of the business law firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP—recently hired Joel Freedman as its director of land planning.

08/23/2017 By staff

Politics

Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney to Be Honored By Sarasota Republican Party

The two will be named the Republican Party of Sarasota’s 2017 Statesman of the Year and Stateswoman of the Year.

08/22/2017 By staff

Economy

Cuba Relations Focus of Panel Discussion in Sarasota

Panelists to address how recent policy changes will affect business, travel and trade

08/21/2017 By staff

Planning

Diverging Diamond Interchange Now 'Substantially Complete'

All six eastbound lanes and six westbound lanes are open to traffic.

08/14/2017 By staff

Environment

Manatee County Recognized for Cutting Energy Use

Manatee County has reduced its kilowatt hours nearly 7 percent over the past five years.

08/11/2017 By staff

Planning

Downtown Park, Streetscape Plans to Be Discussed Aug. 16

The City of Sarasota is organizing a community presentation on plans for a downtown park, as well as the Lemon Avenue streetscape.

08/10/2017 By staff

Retail

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Starts Friday

Over the weekend, consumers can purchase certain qualifying items without paying sales taxes.

08/02/2017 By staff

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

Politics

Panel Discussion to Focus on Ethics in Media

The panel includes participants from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the Observer Media Group and ABC 7.

07/26/2017 By staff

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