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Unrelenting Rain (and tons more coming)
Sat  May 26 2018 02:02PM
It’s not your imagination. It has been raining — a lot. How much? Well Bob Harrigan, Chief Meteorologist for ABC-7 in Sarasota, said that the rain total so far this … Find out how to read more online.
Pine View principal speaks out
Sat  May 26 2018 02:02PM
Pine View School and the Sarasota County School District don’t see eye to eye with State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), on the reason seven of nine dual enrollment classes … Find out how to read more online.
City wants out of street light biz
Sat  May 26 2018 02:00PM
The city of Venice owns more than 400 street lights. Assistant City Manager Len Bramble told the City Council Tuesday the goal is to reduce that number to zero. That … Find out how to read more online.
SCF wants own South County high school
Mon  May 21 2018 05:12PM
•See related editorial, Page B5 South County high school students have options that let them earn a free associate degree from a college along with their high school diploma. State … Find out how to read more online.
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School Board denies charter school
Sat  May 26 2018 01:58PM
Members of Protect Our Public Schools Manasota protested against a charter school that applied to Sarasota County Schools for a location near Palmer Ranch in southern Sarasota. The charter school would have been known as Pinecrest Academy Gulf Coast. The … Find out how to read more online.

Red Cross squeezed out of county shelter plan
Sat  May 26 2018 01:58PM
The American Red Cross, long known for its trained volunteers who man disaster shelters nationwide, will no longer man hurricane shelters in Sarasota County. Instead, the organization will play a secondary role under the new Sarasota County shelter plan, manning … Find out how to read more online.

VPAC is growing into its potential
Sat  May 26 2018 01:58PM
Thanks to funding by the Sarasota County School Board and the city of Venice, Venice High School and the community have a state-of-the-art, 1,090-seat facility with great acoustics for school productions as well as performances of the Venice Concert Band, … Find out how to read more online.

Agency: Cats from hoarding house up for adoption
Sat  May 26 2018 01:58PM
Thirty-three cats rescued from a hoarding situation in North Port are available for adoption, according to The Cat Depot. A total of 37 cats were taken from a home along Granada Drive by Sarasota County Animal Services in April. The … Find out how to read more online.

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With US talks in limbo, Korean leaders hold surprise summit
Sat  May 26 2018 08:41PM
SEOUL, South Korea — The leaders of North and South Korea met Saturday in an effort to resurrect talks between Washington and Pyongyang, continuing their close coordination despite the apparent breakdown in U.S.-North Korean diplomacy. White House officials said they … read more.

Gulf in state of emergency as Alberto heads north
Sat  May 26 2018 08:41PM
ST. PETERSBURG — Florida and Mississippi launched emergency preparations Saturday ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend. Cuba was being pounded … read more.

USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed
Sat  May 26 2018 08:41PM
HONOLULU (AP) — Damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely, officials said. Boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel … read more.

Delayed seismic testing decision puts energy industry at odds with Trump administration
Sat  May 26 2018 08:41PM
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s long-awaited decision on whether to allow seismic testing for oil and gas beneath the Atlantic Ocean is causing heartburn for the energy industry, which eagerly awaits the fulfillment of President Donald Trump’s push to allow … read more.

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