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Thrills, concerns linger over Braves decision
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — While the region is buzzing with news that the Atlanta Braves has set its sights on Sarasota County, more specifically West Villages, as a future spring training … Find out how to read more online.
King waiting on death row
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
Nearly a year ago, an attorney for Michael King argued the convicted killer shouldn’t be sentenced to death and instead spend his life in prison. Attorney Maria Perinetti told Florida … Find out how to read more online.
Pay raises coming to city employees
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
Arcadia city employees will enjoy pay hikes the next two years after the City Council unanimously approved a pay plan based off a recent comprehensive salary study. The New City … Find out how to read more online.
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Indian activist Peltier’s supporters hope for clemency www.whoisleonardpeltier.info FBI summary of the Peltier case: https:
Wed  Jan 18 2017 09:42PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Supporters of American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison in the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975, hope President Barack Obama will grant him clemency and shorten … read more.

Orlando gunman’s widow pleads not guilty to aiding husband
Thu  Jan 19 2017 01:19AM
OAKLAND, Calif. — The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of aiding and abetting her husband’s support of the Islamic State group and hindering the investigation of the attack that killed 49 people and … read more.

Supreme Court tosses lawsuit, preserves vouchers
Thu  Jan 19 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A bitter feud over Florida’s largest private school voucher program ended Wednesday when the state Supreme Court tossed a lawsuit challenging a program used by nearly 98,000 school children. The court in a 4-1 decision declined to … read more.

California withdraws immigrant health care request
Wed  Jan 18 2017 09:41PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California officials on Wednesday withdrew their request to sell unsubsidized insurance policies to people who can’t prove they’re legally in the United States after learning the decision would fall to President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. Calling the decision … read more.

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FPL’s solar energy center complete in DeSoto
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
Florida Power & Light Company, the largest generator of solar energy in Florida, today announced that it plans to build on the successful completion of its latest solar energy centers with even more solar in 2017. FPL officially connected three … Find out how to read more online.

Environment, immigration focus of ag conference
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences economists and other experts will explore economic insights helpful for making informed business and policy decisions at the second annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference, organized by the UF/IFAS food and … Find out how to read more online.

Flu vaccines urged for DeSoto residents
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
With the 2016-2017 flu season in full swing, and influenza activity increasing across the state, it is critical that all Floridians get the flu vaccine to protect against infection and help prevent the spread of seasonal flu to others. It … Find out how to read more online.

DMH Auxiliary awards raffle prizes
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
The Auxiliary of DeSoto Memorial Hospital recently held a fundraising raffle which raised $1,482 to help the hospital and its staff and patients. We thank the more than 35 local businesses that donated cash, gift cards and certificates which were … Find out how to read more online.

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