Politics

Photos: Planned Parenthood's 'Save Roe' Protest in Downtown Sarasota

The rally—a response to leaked documents indicating the Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade—was held at the Sarasota County Administrative Building.

05/04/2022 By Megan McDonald

Going Public

City of Sarasota Seeks Input for Public Art Master Plan

Beginning this month, the city’s Office of Public Art will host a series of meetings for artists, business owners and the general public.

01/13/2022 By Staff

Holidays

Sarasota City, County Offices Closed for Holiday

Most administrative offices and services will be closed in observance of Christmas and New Year's.

12/22/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

DeSantis Appoints Sarasota Optician to the Board of Opticianry

Schloss, of Osprey, is the owner of Sunglass Express Optical of Sarasota.

12/21/2021 By Staff

My Opinion

Sarasota Just Lost Some More of Its Public Beaches

Isaac Eger tells us about the new ordinance that further privatizes the Sarasota shoreline.

10/26/2021 By Isaac Eger

Appointments

Gov. Ron DeSantis Names Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo Florida Surgeon General

Ladapo, a UF professor, has publicly questioned the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines and supported the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid.

09/21/2021 By Staff

Data

Census Shows Sarasota and Manatee Counties Growing, Becoming More Diverse

Our area's population grew more quickly than the nation as whole over the past decade, according to new U.S. Census Bureau figures.

08/13/2021 By Staff

Rankings

Sarasota Named One of 10 Best Places to Live in U.S.

The city also ranked No. 2 on the "Fastest-Growing Places in the U.S." list and No. 5 on the list of "Safest Places to Live in the U.S."

07/13/2021 By Staff

Politics

DeSantis Appoints Sarasota Attorney to Judicial Nominating Commission

Ashley Hodson of Shutts & Bowen LLP has been appointed to the nominating commission for the 12th circuit.

07/08/2021 By Staff

Work Health

Twenty-One Employers Designated 'Healthy Sarasota County Worksites'

Many of the employers also have tobacco free worksite policies.

04/02/2021 By Staff

Sound Off

Tallahassee vs. The People of Florida

Why do we want a legislature focused on boosting big money and punishing voters?

03/23/2021 By Pam Daniel

Awards

Sarasota County Earns Sustainability Honors for Sheriff Support Facility

The county earned two Green Globes from the Green Building Initiative.

03/16/2021 By Staff

Politics

Legislative Preview: What to Watch for as Lawmakers Meet in March

Here are the five issues we’re keeping our eyes on.

01/15/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Rankings

U.S News and World Report Names Sarasota 'Best Place to Retire'

Sarasota also ranked No. 16 on U.S. News' list of "Best Places to Live in the U.S."

01/05/2021 By Staff

Go Figure

What the Census Revealed About Sarasota a Century Ago—and What It Asks Us Today

Sometimes, answers hide more than they reveal.

12/01/2020 By Rich Rescigno

What I've Learned

Sarasota Sheriff Tom Knight Looks Back on His 33 Years in Law Enforcement

"We should be more on patrol, out in the community, around children, embedded in the community."

11/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Rankings

Sarasota Ranked No. 1 Place to Retire in the U.S.

According to U.S. News & World Report, our warm weather, beaches and cultural scene make us a top pick for retirement.

10/15/2020 By Staff

Census

As Deadline Nears, Local Organizations Encourage Residents to Complete Census

Census data, which is gathered every 10 years, helps determine how federal funding flows into communities each year.

09/22/2020 By Staff

Education

New College Ranks No. 6 on U.S News & World Report's Top Public Liberal Arts Colleges

The school also ranked No. 84 among all national liberal arts colleges.

09/21/2020 By Staff

Breaking

City of Sarasota Now Requires Masks in Public

The city received hundreds of phone calls and emails about the proposed ordinance in recent days.

06/29/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker and David Hackett