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

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

Report Estimates Federal Shutdown Cost the Economy $11 Billion

The partial shutdown of the federal government that ended last Friday led to $11 billion in reduced economic activity, according to new estimates published by the Congressional Budget Office.

01/29/2019 By Staff

Politics

Florida No. 14 in Ranking of States Most Affected By Federal Government Shutdown

The ranking is based on the number of federal jobs in each state, the amount of federal contract dollars the states receive and other data points.

01/03/2019 By Staff

Trade

Study Suggests Proposed Tariffs Could Cost Florida Jobs

The study estimates Florida would lose 7,128 jobs if the Trump administration's proposed tariffs on Chinese goods are put into place.

05/04/2018 By Staff

Politics

State Lawmaker to Speak at Next Republican Club Dinner

State Rep. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, will speak about "the past, present and future of the GOP" during the Sarasota Republican Club's next dinner.

02/23/2018 By Staff

Top Takeaways

Town Hall Speaker Jon Meacham on Trump, George H.W. Bush and the Nation

The historian spoke Monday in the Ringling College Library Association series.

02/12/2018 By Kay Kipling

Transportation

Sarasota Politician Named to Amtrak Board

President Donald Trump on Friday appointed state Rep. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, to the Board of Directors of Amtrak.

02/02/2018 By Staff

Energy

Trump Approves New Tariff on Imported Solar Panels

The move is intended to help domestic solar manufacturing companies, but The Solar Energy Industries Association criticized the tariff.

01/24/2018 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

Politics

Federal Communications Commission Votes to Eliminate Net Neutrality

The move will allow internet service providers to block content, charge customers more to access certain content and offer certain content at higher or lower speeds.

12/14/2017 By staff

Hurricane Maria

Federal Government to Help Florida Pay for Sheltering Displaced Puerto Ricans

The state has opened three Hurricane Maria disaster relief centers—two in Miami and one in Orlando.

10/09/2017 By staff

Mr. Chatterbox

What if Trump Tweeted from Sarasota?

A sampling of what we might see.

07/26/2017 By Robert Plunket

Politics

Tervis President Participates in White House Showcase

Rogan Donelly, president of the North Venice manufacturer Tervis, participated in the White House's Made in America Product Showcase on Monday.

07/17/2017 By staff

Intelligence Matters, Part 2

Trump's Sharing of Top-Secret Information With Russians Alarms Former Intelligence Official

"The whole thing makes me sick."

05/16/2017 By David Hackett

Mr. Chatterbox

Our Humor Columnist Shops for Trump Merchandise

Mr. C sets out to examine some important questions about Trump merchandise: Is it any good? What does it say about the family that has created it? And where can you buy it in Sarasota?

03/29/2017 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Our Humor Columnist Gets Enlightened at the Women's March

Our humor columnist on women's rights, pussy hats and all that traffic.

03/01/2017 By Bob Plunket

Girl Interrupted

A Local Syrian Student is Derailed by War

We spoke to former New College student Racha Masara shortly after President Trump's travel ban, affecting Syria and six other Middle Eastern countries, went into effect.

02/15/2017 By Pam Daniel

New Era

In Sarasota, Dick Cheney Talks Trump, Iraq, Women's March

"I think what we did in Iraq was the right thing to do. I still believe that."

01/23/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grab a Sign

Protesters Ready to Hit the Streets in D.C. and Here in Sarasota

Discussing Saturday's Women's March on Washington and Sarasota's local Solidarity March with organizer Shakira Refos.

01/20/2017 By Jasmine Respess