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State money key to Venice shelter
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
If Venice officials were hoping to hear the Sarasota County School Board had an idea for a Venice-area hurricane shelter next season, those hopes were dashed Friday. The topic took … Find out how to read more online.
Arrest made in arson cases
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
Venice police have arrested a person they questioned early on related to three vehicle fires in the Seaboard area — two fires on Christmas Day, and one on New Year’s … Find out how to read more online.
World-class circus features Englewood performers
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — By only using his feet, Fabio Anastasini flipped his brother Giuliano around 32 times in just 30 seconds. Judges counted as Giuliano was sent 360 degrees into the … Find out how to read more online.
Job market hot across region
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — The jobless rate fell to pre-recession lows across the region last month, finishing out a year that consistently saw rising employment. “We’re in the hottest job market … Find out how to read more online.
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Sarasota to seek info on bus service
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
SARASOTA — Sarasota County commissioners are willing to learn about the alternatives. On Tuesday, commissioners unanimously agreed they wanted to hear about the alternatives in providing transit services and achieve savings in the future. Specifically, commissioners authorized Rob Lewis, the … Find out how to read more online.

Officials review new hurricane shelter plans
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — After assessing Hurricane Irma’s damage, the debris recovery and injuries, all focus is on the future hurricane shelters. The North Port city commissioners met with Sarasota County School board, Sarasota County commissioners and other city officials at … Find out how to read more online.

City asks for funding help with pool
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — An aquatic center is on its way to North Port, but officials are trying to get by with a little help from their friends when it comes to funding. North Port city commissioners met with Sarasota County … Find out how to read more online.

Safety of schools priority at convocation
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — School safety, especially in the form of more resource officers, was a focus of city and county officials Friday. But, the topic was just one addressed at the annual convocation of governments at Suncoast Technical College. The … Find out how to read more online.

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Trump bends, but doesn’t break, ways of Washington in year 1
Sat  Jan 20 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has frequently bent Washington to his will, shattering long-standing norms, plunging politics to a new level of corrosiveness and wielding his executive power to start rolling back his predecessor’s … read more.

US flu season gets worse, has ‘lot more steam’ than expected
Sat  Jan 20 2018 01:19AM
NEW YORK — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse. Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out … read more.

Turkey faces balancing act amid Syrian offensive
Sat  Jan 20 2018 01:19AM
BEIRUT — As Turkey threatens a bloody confrontation with a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in the main Syrian Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, it faces the challenge of maintaining its old alliance with Washington and reinforcing a new rapprochement with Moscow. … read more.

Pope: Corruption is ‘social virus’ infecting Latin America
Sat  Jan 20 2018 01:19AM
LIMA, Peru — Pope Francis strongly condemned corruption in Latin America as a “social virus” infecting all aspects of life in stern remarks Friday to Peru’s president and high-ranking political leaders, several of whom are embroiled in the region’s biggest … read more.

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