Talking Points

How to Sound Smart About Redistricting

Cooper Levey-Baker breaks down what's going on with redistricting and how it affects us.

03/01/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mr. Chatterbox

The Presidential Candidates by the Book

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

01/18/2016

Article

Governor Rick Scott Makes Sudden, Widespread Vetoes

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

08/05/2015 By Frank Alcock

Article

Florida Legislature Begins Special Session to Resolve Budget Impasse

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.

08/05/2015 By Frank Alcock

Article

How Will Redrawing Congressional Districts Affect the 2016 Election?

Sarasota Magazine's Election Fever blogger takes a look at how the redrawing of Florida congressional districts could affect the 2016 election.

08/04/2015 By Frank Alcock

Article

How Will Redrawing Congressional Districts Affect the 2016 Election?

Our Election Fever blogger weighs in.

07/27/2015 By Frank Alcock

Article

Locals React to Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling

Five Sarasota locals to share their thoughts on the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling.

07/02/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

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

Article

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

Article

From the Editor: What's Going to Happen to Florida's Land and Water?

When it comes to preserving land and protecting water, it's the People of Florida vs. Tallahassee.

06/01/2015 By Pam Daniel

Article

From the Editor: The Problem of Homelessness in Sarasota

Pam Daniel on Sarasota's homeless impasse.

12/30/2014 By Megan McDonald

Article

From the Editor: The Problem of Homelessness in Sarasota

Pam Daniel on Sarasota's homeless impasse.

12/30/2014 By Pam Daniel

Article

Mr. Chatterbox on the 2014 Florida Elections

This election offers a cast of characters worthy of a Carl Hiaasen novel.

09/30/2014 By Bob Plunket

Article

Bayfront Project Caused Turmoil in Sarasota

The rerouting of U.S. 41, and its effect on Sarasota's bayfront, caused turmoil in the 1950s.

09/30/2014 By Larry Kelleher

Article

The Florida House Reopens Its Doors

This year, the Florida House--the first green demonstration house in the country--will reopen its doors to the public.

09/24/2014 By Susan Burns

Article

Battling Florida’s Government to Protect Public Lands

Nature-loving citizens keep battling the Florida government to protect our public lands.

03/31/2014 By Craig Pittman

Article

Former President George W. Bush Opens 2014 Ringling Town Hall Lecture Series

Bush spoke to two sold-out and enthusiastic crowds.

01/15/2014 By staff

Article

Vintage Sarasota: Aerial View of Sarasota Bay, 1948

This week's Vintage Sarasota photograph: An aerial view of Sarasota Bay circa 1948.

10/30/2013 By Chelsey Lucas

Architecture

Five Buildings That Exemplify Sarasota School Architecture

For a quick introduction to Sarasota School architecture, check out these five buildings.

10/01/2013 By Bob Plunket

Article

NOISEMAKER: State Sen. Nancy Detert

Republican state Sen. Nancy Detert heads back to Tallahassee with a new district but the same goals.

03/01/2013 By cooperl