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The County Commission agreed to vacate a section of Beach Road in 2016. There's been a two-year battle to open it back up.
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SARASOTA COUNTY — The county has answered a call for help from a neighboring jurisdiction suffering from beach erosion that threatens private property and potentially public infrastructure if nothing is done.The Sarasota County Commission has agreed to become a co-applicant with Charlotte County on Charlotte applications seeking state money to rebuild disappearing portions of critically eroded shoreline south of Sarasota County along Manasota Key. The move increases the [...]
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Documented immigrants can now be deported from the United States if they break the rules of federal and state programs that offer public benefits to immigrants.
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French improvisational troupe's unexpected visit to Sarasota bar delights patrons during World Cup final.
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Beach-nesting birds such as least terns are threatened with habitat loss. Sandy beaches — the kind that people like — provide prime-nesting habitat, so as more coastal development occurs, populations of nesting shorebirds have declined. The American Bird Conservancy lists the least tern as one of 25 threatened birds that are a special focus of protection efforts.The weather hasn't helped. Subtropical Storm Alberto wiped out dozens of least tern nests locally. The number [...]
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Research reveals extent to which truancy hinders absent students as well as entire class
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police shot and killed a man Sunday suspected of shooting and wounding three Kansas City police officers, authorities said.[gh:iframe src="https://omny.fm/shows/ap-news-headlines/playlists/podcast/embed?style=artwork" width="100%" height="180" frameborder="0"][/gh:iframe]The suspect died Sunday afternoon after barricading himself in a house in the southeast part of the city. He emerged from the home and was killed in an exchange of [...]
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NORTH PORT — The North Port City Commission will pore over City Manager Peter Lear’s recommended 2.5 million budget in three consecutive days of workshops, starting at 9 a.m. Monday.The budget anticipates a projected property tax rate increase from 3.407 to 3.8991 mills, or almost .90 for every module,000 of taxable property. It includes about 0.0672 mills to cover the balance of the cost of operating the North Port Aquatic Center for fiscal year 2019.The center [...]
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"I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade," the president said; and regarding the free press, "Much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people"
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Federal judge says he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders.
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The state commission investigating the Florida high school massacre is learning about what happened before, during and after the shooting. A look at the details so far:
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U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan was at the center of efforts to pass the GOP’s tax cut package and is eager to tout it as a win for everyday Americans, but Democrats have other ideas and are making the tax bill a centerpiece of their campaign to unseat Buchanan.The race for the District 16 seat covering Manatee County and portions of Sarasota and Hillsborough counties offers a prime example of how the parties are trying to frame the tax bill, one of the key issues in this year’s [...]
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National security adviser said they aren't looking for "concrete deliverables."
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LOS ANGELES — "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, "Skyscraper," in the dust.[gh:iframe src="https://omny.fm/shows/ap-news-headlines/playlists/podcast/embed?style=artwork" width="100%" height="180" frameborder="0"][/gh:iframe]Sony Pictures estimated Sunday that the animated family movie earned .1 million from North American [...]
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MOSCOW — Kylian Mbappe and France put on a thrilling show in winning the World Cup title. All Russian President Vladimir Putin might remember is the Pussy Riot protest.The 19-year-old Mbappe became only the second teenager after Pele to score in a World Cup final, helping France beat Croatia 4-2 on Sunday.Mbappe had just shown his electrifying speed in the 52nd minute when play was held up by four protesters who ran onto the field in the second half. Russian punk [...]
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May's government has just published its long-awaited Brexit plans, which propose to keep Britain and the EU in a free market for goods, with a more distant relationship for services.
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