History

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Speaker Discusses Civility in Divisive Times

Professor and author Noah Feldman's most important message? “It’s going to be all right.”

02/23/2018 By Susan Burns

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

Health care

Former Texas State Senator to Speak at Planned Parenthood Dinner

Wendy Davis will serve as the special guest at a Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida event.

02/21/2018 By Staff

Politics

Texas Congressman to Headline Democratic Party Fundraiser

Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, will deliver the keynote speech at the Sarasota County Democratic Party's 2018 Kennedy-King Dinner.

02/19/2018 By Staff

Politics

Panel Discussion Covers Future of Cuba and the Caribbean

The event includes a former U.S. diplomat, the director for the Americas Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, two congressional representatives and more.

02/14/2018 By staff

Politics

Democrat Wins State House Special Election

Margaret Good defeated Republican James Buchanan in Tuesday's state House special election, winning 52.2 percent of the votes.

02/13/2018 By Staff

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

Politics

Former Colin Powell Aide to Speak in Sarasota

Retired U.S. Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson will speak at the annual dinner of Florida Veterans for Common Sense.

02/01/2018 By Staff

Politics

Early Voting in State House Special Election Starts Saturday

Early in-person voting in the state House special election involving Democrat Margaret Good, Republican James Buchanan and Libertarian Alison Foxall begins Saturday, Feb. 3.

01/29/2018 By Staff

Politics

Panel to Debate Constitution Revision Commission

The next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club panel will include developer Carlos Beruff, tax collector Barbara Ford-Coates and professor Mary Adkins.

01/26/2018 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

Politics

Proposal to Restore Voting Rights to Felons Wins Spot on Ballot

The Clearwater organization that led the effort collected more than 1.1 million petitions.

01/23/2018 By Staff

New hires

Sarasota County Officially Names New Administrator

The Sarasota County Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to name Jonathan Lewis the new county administrator.

01/16/2018 By staff

Politics

Department of Environmental Protection Secretary to Speak in Sarasota

Noah Valenstein is delivering a talk at an Argus Foundation luncheon that runs 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

01/15/2018 By staff

Education

Longtime Political Scientist Retiring From Teaching

Longtime Florida political scientist Susan MacManus is retiring from teaching at the University of South Florida.

01/11/2018 By staff

Construction

Florida Chief Financial Officer to Speak in Sarasota

Jimmy Patronis will speak at the annual awards dinner of the Gulf Coast Builders Xchange.

01/09/2018 By staff

New hires

Elections Supervisor Names New Communications and Voter Outreach Manager

The office of Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner recently hired Rachel Denton.

01/08/2018 By staff

Energy

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Open Waters to Offshore Drilling

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced on Thursday plans to open almost all of federally controlled waters to offshore oil and gas drilling.

01/04/2018 By staff

Politics

Vote-By-Mail Ballots Going Out for State House Special Election

The race includes Democrat Margaret Good, Republican James Buchanan and Libertarian Alison Foxall.

01/03/2018 By staff

Planning

Panel to Discuss Benderson Rowing Facility, Public-Private Partnerships

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is discussing concerns about public funding for projects like the rowing park on Jan. 8.

01/02/2018 By staff