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Trolley faces the budget ax
Wed  Jun 21 2017 10:04AM
The Venice Trolley experiment appears to be over. This past season was the second one during which the city paid to have a trolley circulate around the island to drop … Find out how to read more online.
City mulls future marijuana laws
Wed  Jun 21 2017 10:04AM
There’s a medical marijuana bill awaiting Gov. Rick Scott’s signature that, once signed, could be a game- changer. It lays out how and who can receive marijuana licenses, and other … Find out how to read more online.
Nest Robbers
Wed  Jun 21 2017 10:02AM
Volunteers for Mote Marine Laboratory’s sea turtle patrol are out every day just after sunrise along 32 miles of beach in Sarasota County and Venice to mark new nests and … Find out how to read more online.
Battery victim in serious condition
Wed  Jun 21 2017 10:02AM
A Nokomis woman with two children who was allegedly beaten severely by her longtime boyfriend is in serious condition at Venice Regional Bayfront Health. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office issued … Find out how to read more online.
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US stock indexes hold steady as oil’s dismal week eases
Fri  Jun 23 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes held steady Thursday after the price of oil halted its slide, at least for now. Energy stocks fell again, but not by nearly as much as earlier in the week, after crude rose for … read more.

Qatar Airways seeks stake in American Airlines
Fri  Jun 23 2017 01:19AM
DALLAS — State-owned Qatar Airways is attempting to buy 10 percent of American Airlines, a surprising move that would trigger an antitrust review by the U.S. government and carry political and trade-policy implications. American said in a regulatory filing Thursday … read more.

‘Imagine’ if Britain stays in EU
Fri  Jun 23 2017 01:19AM
BRUSSELS — While European Union chief Donald Tusk may still be “a dreamer” hoping that Britain is having second thoughts on leaving the EU, other leaders at Thursday’s EU summit tried to shake him back to reality. Discord over whether … read more.

London fire: Tests show other high-rises have suspect panels
Fri  Jun 23 2017 01:19AM
LONDON — Tests so far have found that at least seven high-rise apartment buildings in England have combustible external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed 79 people in London, Prime Minister Theresa May’s … read more.

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Senior, Havanese dog team up for therapy
Wed  Jun 21 2017 10:02AM
When Linda and Bob Carlier’s 7-year-old standard poodle passed away, they were devastated. The couple were reluctant to get another dog because Linda had undergone several surgeries on her legs, and Bob was in poor health. Neither could walk a … Find out how to read more online.

Retirement may reveal who we truly are
Wed  Jun 21 2017 10:00AM
We are the lucky ones, those of us who have survived a working life of 30, 40, 50 years and come out with enough monthly income from pension, savings or Social Security to retire. If you’ve had a relatively happy … Find out how to read more online.

Historian will lead Historic Spanish Point
Wed  Jun 21 2017 09:58AM
John McCarthy, a former county historian, was named executive director of Historic Spanish Point and Gulf Coast Heritage Association. “I am honored to be appointed executive director of Historic Spanish Point, as I believe that the site and its history … Find out how to read more online.

Rowing, yes; River Road, no
Wed  Jun 21 2017 09:58AM
While Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of $3 million in state funding for River Road, yet approving $2.5 million for the world rowing event, was a disappointment, officials vow to continue their efforts. “Apparently, that (rowing) is more important than … Find out how to read more online.

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