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Help for the Panhandle is critically needed, as threat of wildfires, hurricane season loom
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Volunteers, businesses and community partners that donate their time helping students in the Sarasota County School District were recognized for their efforts during a ceremony Wednesday at the Venice Community Center.The school district's annual Celebrate! event honored more than 12,000 volunteers who have worked in the school district this year. The thousands of hours they worked are equivalent to more than .8 million in in-kind hours, according to the district's Office of [...]
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Annual fundraising event for Venice Youth Boating Association features races in Roberts Bay, Gulf of Mexico
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TALLAHASSEE — Texting while driving would become a primary traffic offense along with talking on a handheld cellphone in school and construction zones under a bill passed by the Florida Senate.The Senate's 33-5 vote on Thursday made changes to a House bill passed two days earlier. The bill now goes back to the House.The Senate added the language on school and construction zones. Drivers would have to use hands-free devices if they wanted to talk on their phones in those [...]
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Private school leaders celebrate, public school advocates bemoan the passage of the Family Empowerment Scholarship.
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Daniel Tutko, who has had 12 sustained internal affairs investigations, was promoted to captain on April 18.
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Past storms to be reanalyzed to determine accuracy of categorization
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SARASOTA — The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation has approved module.8 million in new grants to various community groups involved in education, humanitarian causes, arts and culture, the environment and medical research.The grants include:• 2,080 over three years to the Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness to pilot the SOAR Team program to connect homeless individuals with available resources and assist those that might be eligible in obtaining social [...]
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The Family Empowerment Scholarship program was approved in a party-line vote in the Republican-controlled Senate
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TALLAHASSEE — Legislation making it more difficult to change the Florida constitution via petition drives passed the Republican-led state House on Thursday amid complaints from Democrats that it would strip away a fundamental citizens' right.The measure cleared the House on a 71-41 vote and now moves to the Senate, where a similar bill is pending. GOP supporters called it a necessary tightening of petition drive rules that would clarify when out-of-state interests are involved. [...]
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NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes finished mostly lower Thursday as disappointing earnings reports from several industrial sector companies weighed on the market, offsetting strong results from Facebook, Microsoft and others.3M, which makes Post-it notes and many other products, plunged 12.9% in heavy trading after announcing weak results and a restructuring program. It was the biggest loss for the company since the market crash of October 1987.The loss for 3M pulled the Dow [...]
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Early May. Seasonal Floridians are returning to other states and the traffic is easing. In colder states, flowers and animals are reappearing after winter’s freeze. In the midst of spring activities, college campuses across the country are alive with motion and anticipation. Why? Because commencement season is upon us.For all of us touched by it — students, parents, educators — it is a bittersweet time marked by celebration and tradition, excitement and nostalgia. [...]
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Adopt me! Apr 25, 2019 16:14
Maisy, a 5-year-old female pitbull/Lab mix, is available for adoption from Forget-Me-Not rescue of Sarasota-Bradenton. Call 727-0644-5199 or 941-302-0957 or visit fmnrescue.com for more information. To have a shelter pet featured on this page, please submit the animal’s name, photo and information at heraldtribune.com/submit.
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Former Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja will serve 25 years in prison on the charges of manslaughter and attempted murder in the 2015 shooting death of church drummer Corey Jones, Circuit Court Judge Joseph Marx ruled Thursday.“From my perspective here on the bench, justice is a process,” Marx said, referring to the conduct of the March trial that found Raja guilty on both counts. “For the sentence in this case, justice is in the eye of the beholder. [...]
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Question: I think my dog might be overweight, but how can I tell, and what should I do if he is? Answer: Obesity is the No. 1 nutrition related problem in dogs, with almost half (45%) of the dogs in the U.S. being overweight. It’s very common for dog owners to indulge their dog with extra food and treats out of "love" but an overweight dog isn't happy, and definitely isn't healthy. Of course metabolic disorders are not uncommon, but the main [...]
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Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast announces the permanent protection of 37.8 acres within the Myakka River watershed region in Manatee County. The purchase was funded by the Myakka River Land Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation. The property is connected to the Tatum Sawgrass marsh, a 2,500-acre riverfront marsh that is three times the size of Upper Myakka Lake and a conservation priority for Conservation Foundation. The Tatum Sawgrass can be seen from the Myakka Road Bridge or [...]
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