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Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Office located at 600 301 Blvd W, Bradenton, FL 34205

SOE Issues New Voter ID Cards, Some May Contain Incorrect Information

Beginning today, registered voters in Manatee County are receiving a letter from Manatee County Supervisor of Elections James Satcher. The letter is accompanied by a “new voter …
by Dawn Kitterman
Yesterday at 5:06 PM
George Kruse

Take It Back Before It’s Gone

Two weeks ago, we discussed their  attack ads . Last week, we looked at  actual facts  and their voting records. For the final installment (maybe), we’re looking into their …
by George Kruse
Yesterday at 4:55 PM
U.S. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle getting grilled by Congress on Monday, July 22, 2024.

U.S. Secret Service director resigns amid fury over agency failures in protecting Trump

U.S. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle resigned Tuesday, following widespread outrage that her agency failed to prevent the assassination attempt on former President Donald …
by Ariana Figueroa
Yesterday at 4:21 PM

Democratic delegates swiftly give Harris enough support to clinch presidential nomination

Vice President Kamala Harris has won enough endorsements from Democratic delegates to make her the party’s presidential nominee, according to unofficial delegate trackers. A  delegate …
by Jacob Fischler
Yesterday at 4:16 PM
More local news
Big Picture Manatee: Dark Money Revisited with special guest, Cathy Antunes
This week we are revisiting an old but relevant topic: Dark Money in our local elections! Do you know what it is and how to spot it? We are joined by Cathy Antunes, host of The Detail, a radio show …
Yesterday at 4:40 PM
League of Women Voters 2024 Manatee County Primary Voting Guide
Elections present voters with important choices. How will these local races affect you and your community? It’s a time to consider the issues that you care about and decide which candidate you …
Yesterday at 4:31 PM
Red Tide Status Report: 7/19/24
Red tide was not observed in samples collected statewide over the past week. We continue to use satellite imagery (USF and NOAA NCCOS) to help track nearshore and offshore conditions. No reports …
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
5 days ago
Sample of a Manatee County Supervisor of Election Vote-By-Mail Ballot
Some Vote-By-Mail Voters Received Incorrect Primary Ballots
Manatee County voters who requested a Vote-By-Mail ballot began receiving primary election ballots in the mail last week. Some voters, however, were surprised to receive a …
by Dawn Kitterman
5 days ago
Electronic screen showing strategy for No on 4 campaign at the New Creation Family Church in St. Petersburg on July 11, 2024. Photo by Mitch Perry/Florida Phoenix
The campaign to defeat Amendment 4 is just starting
Advocates for a constitutional amendment to ensure abortion rights in Florida have been on a roll since they announced their campaign a year ago, raising more than $38 million to date with polls …
by Mitch Perry
Friday, July 19
Ohio’s J.D. Vance pitches for swing state votes in accepting nod as Trump VP
MILWAUKEE — J.D. Vance — the freshman Ohio senator who used to rebuke Donald Trump’s character and policies before becoming one of his most ardent supporters in Congress — …
by Jennifer Shutt
Thursday, July 18
Opinions
endorsement
For the Manatee County Commission District 1 GOP Primary, We Recommend Carol Ann Felts
The Manatee County Commission District 1 Republican primary will feature Carol Ann Felts and Steve Metallo. The winner will face NPA Jen Hamey and Democrat Glenn Pearson in November’s general …
2 days ago
Endorsement
For the Manatee County Commission District 3 GOP Primary, We Recommend Tal Siddique
The Manatee County Commission District 3 Republican primary will feature Talha "Tal" Siddique and April Culbreath. In September of last year, Siddique announced that he would challenge Manatee …
5 days ago
Endorsement
For the Manatee County Commission District 5 GOP Primary, We Recommend Dr. Robert McCann
The Manatee County Commission District 5 Republican primary will feature Dr. Robert McCann challenging the appointed incumbent, Ray Turner. Turner was installed in the seat nearly a year ago to …
Thursday, July 18
COMMENTARY
Commentary
EV changers on Florida’s Turnpike, via Florida DOT
Florida sits on federal EV money that could provide more chargers
Last week, lots of people were tee-heeing or tsk-tsking about the Florida Department of Transportation taking down the old “Welcome to Florida” signs (or “WTF” for short). The …
by Craig Pittman
Yesterday at 4:09 PM
Commentary
From the Editor's Desk
We are pleased to provide our readers with The Bradenton Times’ endorsements for the Manatee County Commission and Supervisor of Elections. Going forward, we will shift our focus to Manatee …
by Mitch Maley
2 days ago
Chief's Corner: Tim Geer: BFD
Effective July 22nd, 2024, Rescue 418 (R418) will be Bradenton Fire Department Station #1’s first out medical response vehicle. R418 will respond to all types of medical incidents including …
City of Bradenton
Wednesday, July 17
Obituaries
Van Vernon Aken
Vernon Van Aken of Bradenton passed away on July 8th, 2024. He is survived by his loving family. No services are scheduled.
45 minutes ago
Taylor Bley
Taylor Bley of Bradenton passed away on June 28th, 2024. He is survived by loving family and friends. No services are scheduled.
47 minutes ago
Kathleen Block
Kathleen "Kate" Mary Block (née Costello) peacefully passed away at the age of 72 on July 19, 2024, after bravely facing complications from emergency surgery. Kate was born on February …
48 minutes ago
This week's reader poll

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Thursday, July 18

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TBT Podcasts
This week, Manatee County Property Appraiser Charlie Hackney joins Mitch and Dawn to discuss his more than three decades of service in the office and his campaign for reelection in this August's open …
3 hours ago
Carol Ann Felts is a Republican candidate for Manatee County Commission District 1. She joins TBT's Mich Maley and Dawn Kitterman to discuss the challenges of running a grassroots campaign in the …
Wednesday, July 17
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Sports & recreation

Capps is a Versatile Broadcaster Pirates Fans Trust

Former MLB pitcher Matt Capps didn’t plan on a post-playing career in broadcasting, but Pittsburgh Pirates fans are glad he has. Eight members of the Pirates’ broadcasting team work …
by Don Laible
3 hours ago

Priester Adds Pitching Depth To Pirates Staff

Quinn Priester could be the pitching surprise of the season’s second half for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He’s back. After completing a rehab program at Triple-A Indianapolis, Priester was …
by Don Laible
Tuesday, July 16

Tellez’s Power Surge Pleasing Pirates

It was bound to happen at some point this season. Pittsburgh Pirates’ first baseman Rowdy Tellez has found his hitting groove. In sports, particularly baseball, there appears to be an …
by Don Laible
Tuesday, July 9
Arts & Entertainment
photo by Alex Currie

Interview: The Head and the Heart

The Head and The Heart’s Jonathan Russell still isn’t always sure how the songs from the band’s latest album, “Every Shade of Blue,” are going over in concert.

by L. Kent Wolgamott
3 hours ago
Food & Wine

The Gourmander: Taverna Toscana brings 5-star fine dining to downtown Bradenton

Manatee County real estate prices have soared into the Sarasota and Pinellas realm in recent years. Anna Maria Island is no longer flying beneath the radar of national destinations …
by Mitch Maley
Thursday, July 18

Theater Review: The Figs

On Friday, American Stage presented the world premiere of Doug Robinson’s The Figs , which had a staged reading during the company’s 2023 Lift Every Voice New Play …
Wednesday, July 17

Interview: Lake Street Dive

At a time when division is high and negativity seems to be infesting every corner of people’s day-to-day, Lake Street Dive have instead chosen to go down a path of positivity. That’s …
by Dave Gil de Rubio
Wednesday, July 17
ICYM - In Case You Missed It
opinion
Sarasota County is executing a study on the Little Sarasota Bay Gulf to Bay tidal connection called " Continued Investment in Water Quality for Health of the Bay.” They have contracted Applied …
by Glenn Compton
Thursday, July 18
The global plastic waste crisis has reach alarming proportions, prompting widespread calls for global action. Some 300 million tons of plastic are produced worldwide each year, with a significant …
Wednesday, July 17
Campaigns are in full swing with candidate messages reaching voters, but a new "voice" hopes it can reach local voters with its message about special interest influence ...
by Dawn Kitterman
Tuesday, July 16
The Manatee County Commission District 7 Republican primary will feature two incumbents, D-7’s George Kruse and D-3’s Kevin Van Ostenbridge, the latter of whom dropped out of his district …
Tuesday, July 16
opinion
On Friday evening, September 8, 2023, an item was added to the Manatee County Commission September 12 meeting agenda. Item 55 was a motion to move the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court’s …
by Cathy Slusser
Saturday, July 13
Interesting News

More renewables projects were funded by rural energy program REAP in 2023, but small-scale funding was down

The Daily Yonder reports that since the inception of the Inflation Reduction Act, small-scale funding for the Rural Energy for America Program is down, with the greater number of grants going to the largest projects and salaries.

Claire Carlson for The Daily Yonder
Yesterday at 11:00 AM

New study reveals what companies need to do to earn trust in the age of AI

(BPT) - Although artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are groundbreaking technologies providing benefits to companies and consumers, they've also ushered in a new era of …
Yesterday at 8:01 AM

Translating Gen Z Slang This Back-to-School Season

(BPT) - Slang phrases used by Gen Z continue to grow in popularity. And according to recent surveys, many parents are struggling to understand exactly what their kids are saying and meaning. This …
Yesterday at 8:01 AM
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Bob Delaney - Undercover Film "Hiding in Plain Sight" Working Undercover in New Jersey as a State Trooper

Emmy Award winning director, Nick Nanton, interviews Bob Delaney. Former undercover New Jersey state trooper and NBA referee. Bob Delaney talks with Nick Nanton about his incredible careers in two vastly different fields, from infiltrating the Mafia in the 1970s to becoming one of the NBA's most respected referees. In this episode, Bob opens up about his experience with post-traumatic stress and his passion for helping others overcome it.

ELECTION 2024 MANATEE COUNTY
State News
Quality Journalism for Critical Times It’s an oft-repeated talking point of anti-abortion rights groups and Republican politicians, before and after the June 2022 Dobbs decision — that those …
Kelcie Moseley-Morris (via Florida Phoenix)
Yesterday at 7:00 AM
Quality Journalism for Critical Times WASHINGTON — Congressional lawmakers on both sides of the aisle berated U.S. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle on Monday over the agency’s …
Shauneen Miranda (via Florida Phoenix)
2 days ago
Quality Journalism for Critical Times A state appeal court has effectively blocked a challenge to a financial-impact statement for Amendment 4, which would prevent state interference in abortion …
Jackie Llanos (via Florida Phoenix)
2 days ago
Quality Journalism for Critical Times WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Committee on Ethics Monday notified Sen. Bob Menendez that its members unanimously voted for an “adjudicatory review of his …
Ariana Figueroa (via Florida Phoenix)
2 days ago