Real Estate

City Approves Increased Residential Density for New Bath & Racquet Development

The Sarasota City Commission voted 4-1 in favor of a change that will allow the eventual property owner to add up to 70 more residential units to the project.

07/09/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Politics

Trump to Hold Rally in Sarasota Next Week

The event will take place on Saturday, July 3, at the Sarasota Fairgrounds.

06/24/2021 By Staff

Government

Sarasota Launches New Online System to Make it Easier to Comment on City Issues

The new program, eComment, allows people to indicate whether they support or oppose items on the commission's agenda and leave comments.

06/24/2021 By Staff

Politics

Sarasota Chamber to Host Online Campaign School and Leadership Training

The no-cost, nonpartisan three-day program is open to everyone and recommended for elected officials, candidates, campaign workers and more.

06/15/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Jack Bispham Appointed to Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board

Bispham is the owner/operator of Myakka City's Red Bluff Plantation and Paul’s Parrish.

05/17/2021 By Staff

Politics

New Rules for 'Hotel Houses' Receive Final Approval

The new rules limit the number of guests who can spend the night in a vacation rental and require the owners of the properties to register with the city.

05/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Q&A

A New Book From a Sarasota Native Tells the Story of the Fight to Save the Everglades

Amy Green's "Moving Water: The Everglades and Big Sugar" was recently published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

04/19/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Crisis in Palmetto

DeSantis, State Officials Plan to Close Piney Point Facility

Full cleanup and closure costs could top $200 million.

04/13/2021 By Staff

Politics

Do We Need an Anti-Mob Bill?

Gov. DeSantis’ proposed legislation is receiving pushback.

01/19/2021 With Isaac Eger

Politics

After Mob Storms Capitol, Local Officials Split on Challenging Results of the Presidential Election

Rep. Greg Steube voted against certifying the results of the 2020 election, while Rep. Vern Buchanan voted to accept them.

01/07/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Count the Votes

Sarasota's Supervisor of Elections Urges Calm While Waiting for Election Results

Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner walks us through how his office will count the historic number of votes being cast this year.

11/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Amendment 2

Should Florida Raise Its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour?

Workers and labor advocates say people can't live on $8.56 an hour. Opponents say raising the state's minimum wage will hurt small businesses.

10/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Crime

Sarasota Man With Ties to Steve Bannon Arrested

Andrew Badolato was arrested Thursday and charged with wire fraud and money laundering, along with Bannon and two others.

08/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Data

USF Researchers Find Black and Hispanic Americans Much More Likely Than Whites to Fear Police Brutality

Two University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee researchers have found that Black Americans are nearly five times more likely than whites to worry "a lot" about police brutality.

06/22/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Photos

Photos: People Take to the Streets to Protest the Killing of George Floyd

Chants of "Black lives matter," "No justice, no peace," and "I can't breathe" echoed through downtown Sarasota on Wednesday.

06/04/2020 Photography by Joe Lipstein With Cooper Levey-Baker

The politics of the pandemic

Sarasota's Supervisor of Elections Explains Why Voting by Mail Remains 'Safe and Secure'

Ron Turner walks us through how voting by mail works in Sarasota County.

05/27/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Politics

Mike Bloomberg Opens Sarasota Campaign Office

The opening comes ahead of the March 17 Florida primary.

02/14/2020 By Staff

Tiger Bay

November Tiger Bay Luncheon Will Focus on Women in Politics

The panel will include county commissioner Nancy Detert, former county commissioner Christine Robinson and Sarasota School Board member Bridget Ziegler.

10/08/2019 By Staff

Education

DeSantis Proposes Increase in Florida Teachers' Starting Salaries

The governor's proposal would raise Florida teachers' starting salaries from $37,636 to $47,500.

10/07/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Joel Schleicher Named Chair of Florida Talent Development Council

Schleicher, of Sarasota, is the founder and executive chairman of Focal Point Data Risk.

09/23/2019 By Staff