Red Tide

DeSantis Signs Bill to Mitigate Harmful Effects of Red Tide

A new initiative between Mote and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission will receive an annual appropriation of $3 million to "control and mitigate red tide and its impacts."

06/21/2019 By Staff

Government

DeSantis Signs Bill Banning Sanctuary Cities in Florida

The bill is expected to face legal challenges as it goes into effect next month.

06/17/2019 By Staff

Government

Manatee County Court Judge Nominations Sent to Gov. DeSantis

One of the six nominees will take the seat vacated by the Hon. Douglas Henderson.

06/12/2019 By Staff

Films

The Ringling Will Participate in World Refugee Day With Film Screening

The museum will show Ai Weiwei's film "Human Flow," about human migration and the refugee crisis.

06/11/2019 By Staff

Tiger Bay

Sarasota Tiger Bay Club Will Hold Annual Legislative Update on June 6

The panel of speakers includes state Sen. Joe Gruters, Rep. Newt Newton, Rep. Will Robinson, Rep. Margaret Good and Rep. Tommy Gregory.

05/28/2019 By Staff

Government

Manatee County Commissioners Unanimously Approve Cheri Coryea as County Administrator

The vote comes nearly three months after Coryea was named acting county administrator.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Politics

DeSantis Approves Tax Package

The package includes disaster-preparedness and school tax holidays, plus aid for business owners and farmers impacted by Hurricane Michael.

05/16/2019 By Staff

Environment

New Report Details 'Unprecedented' Natural Decline

The U.N. report finds that around 1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades—more than ever before in human history.

05/06/2019 By Staff

Pep Talk

Ian Bremmer Closes Out the Ringling College Library Association's 2019 Town Hall Series

Thursday's event also included the announcement of next year's lineup, which includes Annie Leibovitz, Rick Steves and more.

04/11/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Cannabis Quest

Florida's Attitude Toward Pot is Warming. But What Does it Take to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Sarasota?

With his wife in pain, Tony D’Souza goes on the hunt.

04/02/2019 By Tony D’Souza

Appointments

DeSantis Appoints University of Florida Scientist Tom Frazer as Florida's Chief Science Officer

Frazer will lead efforts to address some of Florida’s most critical environmental challenges, including red tide and harmful algal blooms.

04/02/2019 By Staff

Meet and Greet

Buchanan Staff Announces Mobile Office Hours in Manatee County

Buchanan’s field representative, Gary Tibbetts, will be available to meet with area residents in April.

04/01/2019 By Staff

Politics

Former Lawmaker to Speak at Republican Club Dinner

Former state Rep. Julio Gonzalez, R-Venice, will discuss the American Constitution and the federal court system on Thursday, March 21.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Politics

Luncheon Will Recognize Sister Cities Leaders

The Sister Cities Association of Sarasota is honoring mayors that have been instrumental in leading Sarasota's relationship with its eight sister cities.

03/06/2019 By Staff

Bang the Gavel

New Florida Senate President Bill Galvano Outlines His 2019 Priorities

Galvano, a Bradenton attorney and Republican first elected to the state Senate in 2012, was sworn in as Senate president last fall, making him one of the three most powerful officials in state government until he steps down in 2020.

02/27/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

New hires

Manatee County Names New Acting County Administrator

The Manatee County Commission voted Tuesday to appoint Cheri Coryea as the county's acting administrator, effective Friday, March 1.

02/26/2019 By Staff

Politics

GOP Women's Luncheon Covers 'Law Enforcement Today'

The Republican Women's Club of Sarasota is holding an event with Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight, Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino and Venice Police Chief Tom Mattmuller.

02/20/2019 By Staff

Animals

A Greyhound Advocate Encourages People to Adopt

With the end of greyhound racing in Florida in sight, the executive director of a nonprofit that works to end dog racing encourages Floridians to take in dogs.

02/19/2019 By Staff

Politics

Congresswoman From Orlando Headlines Democratic Party Dinner

Rep. Val Demmings, D-Orlando, will serve as the keynote speaker at the annual Kennedy-King Dinner of the Sarasota County Democratic Party on Sunday, Feb. 24.

02/18/2019 By Staff