Voters should know what they’re voting on, which is why the Florida Supreme Court was entirely correct to strike the deviously worded Amendment 8 from the Nov. 6 ballot recently. The amendment would have significantly expanded charter schools in Florida by letting the state rather than local…
Government is not known for taking quick, decisive action. Bureaucracy is maddeningly slow. Boards and commissions are “deliberative bodies,” which also means “slow.”
OUR POSITION: ^pResearch into manatee deaths attributed to red tide, and the potential for groundbreaking insight into how the toxins can kill sea life, is money well-spent.^p
OUR POSITION: We're pleased to hear Charlotte County and South Gulf Cove boaters may be working out a compromise to allow easier opening and closing of a lock that grants access to and from the development's waterways.
At a time when the nation is getting wobbly and weak-kneed in its war on drugs, the Sarasota County Commission is fortifying the ramparts in a righteous — if likely meaningless — response.
The middling point of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season saw a continuation of the recent weather pattern of brief afternoon showers — pretty typical stuff for Southwest Florida — plus slightly cooler temperatures brought by pleasant breezes.
Kids are back in school again for the fall semester, high school football season is underway and the weather has turned … well, if anything, it seems hotter and wetter than it was a month ago.