Media

Talk By New Yorker, CNN Contributor Rescheduled

Jeffrey Toobin's Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon has been changed to Thursday, March 7.

01/30/2019 By Staff

Health care

Meeting Will Focus on 'Medicare for All' Proposals

Representatives from National Nurses United, a union that represents more than 150,000 registered nurses in the U.S., are discussing the topic on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

01/29/2019 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

Lawmakers File Bills to Ban LGBT Discrimination in Employment and Housing

The "Florida Competitive Workforce Act" would outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

01/24/2019 By Staff

Politics

'Meet the Leaders' Event Focuses on Upcoming Legislative Session

The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County event will feature state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, and political analyst Susan MacManus.

01/23/2019 By Staff

Politics

$15 Minimum Wage Could Be on Next Year's Ballot

John Morgan announced Tuesday that organizers have collected enough signatures to begin the process of placing a potential constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot.

01/22/2019 By Staff

Politics

Sarasota Added to U.S. Civil Rights Trail

The Sarasota area was added to the trail because of the Lido Beach "wade-ins"—protests created to push Sarasota to desegregate local beaches.

01/22/2019 By Staff

Hotels

Hospitality Trade Groups Merge

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns recently partnered to form a new statewide organization: the Florida Inns Chapter.

01/14/2019 By Staff

Politics

Sarasota Officials Named to Top Posts in State Republican Party

State Sen. Joe Gruters and Sarasota County Commissioner Christian Ziegler were recently named chairman and vice chairman of the Republican Party of Florida.

01/14/2019 By Staff

Civil rights

NAACP's Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Takes Place Feb. 2

The event begins at 9 a.m. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Bradenton.

01/09/2019 By Staff

Civil rights

Floridians Affected By Amendment 4 Begin Registering to Vote

'Today is a new day,' says Demetrius Jifunza, the founder of the Sarasota chapter of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, the group that led the effort to pass Amendment 4.

01/08/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Notorious RBG

Journalist Irin Carmon on RBG, Women's Rights and Hope for the Future

"I think there’s a hunger to see women in positions of power who are using that power to help others, particularly marginalized people."

01/07/2019 By Megan McDonald

Planning

City Conducting Online Survey on Top Local Issues

The survey covers issues such as parks programs, sustainability, growth and development.

01/07/2019 By Staff

Politics

Elections Supervisor to Accept New Registrations From Those Affected By Amendment 4

Amendment 4, which goes into effect Tuesday, restores voting rights for most individuals with prior felony convictions who have completed their sentences.

01/07/2019 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

Politics

County Commissioner to Outline Top Priorities for 2019

Mike Moran will speak at a Sarasota Republican Club dinner that runs 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17.

01/02/2019 By Staff

Trade

County Commissioner Picked Again to Lead Port Manatee Board

Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh was recently elected to a third consecutive one-year term as chairwoman of the Manatee County Port Authority.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Politics

Palmetto Firm Hires Defense, Energy Consultants

Hartwell Capitol Consulting recently added Walt Steiner and Roman Katynski to its team.

12/20/2018 By Staff

Politics

Talk on Local Election Results Rescheduled

Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner's planned presentation on the November results was delayed by the statewide recounts.

12/13/2018 By Staff

Events

Final Greyhound Racing Season Starts Friday

The 74th and final season of live greyhound racing at the Sarasota Kennel Club will begin on Friday, Dec. 14, and continue through Saturday, May 4.

12/10/2018 By Staff