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Who are the Houthis and Why are They Attacking U.S. Ships?

On Monday, a U.S. commercial ship was attacked by Houthi rebels off the coast of Yemen, escalating ongoing tensions in and around the Red Sea. But just who are the Houthis and what is the group's …

Trump cruises to historic Iowa caucus victory

Former President Donald Trump is projected to win the Iowa Caucuses Monday night, according to The Associated Press, which calls unofficial results for American elections.

Federal judge confirms: No FL-Dem presidential primary in March

Any chance that registered Democratic Party voters in Florida would participate in this March’s presidential primary ballot ended last Friday when a federal judge rejected a Tampa …

The Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (BACVB) is underway with a $48 million renovation and expansion of the Bradenton Area Convention Center.  

This Week in Local Government: 1/21/24

BRADENTON —  It will be a busy week in local govenment with multiple meetings of note on local government calendars.  The Palmetto City Commission, the Manatee County Commission, the …

County Seeking Purchaser for Lena Road "Musgrave" Property

Manatee County Government has published an Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) for the sale and development of roughly 161 acres of surplus land adjacent to the county landfill off Lena …

This Week in Local Government: 1/14/24

It will be a somewhat quiet week in local governments with all government sites closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On Tuesday, the Manatee School …

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller's office recently announced the 4th Annual Valentine's Day Group Wedding. This heartwarming event joins together …

U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson committed Friday to following the topline spending agreement he struck with Democrats less than a week ago, following a day of speculation that he …

Manatee County Government offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2024, to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will be no residential garbage or recycling …

LWV Manatee County Commission Notes: 1/9/24

The League of Women Voters of Manatee County Government Committee observes Manatee County Commission meetings for items of interest to citizens and the League and notes adherence, …

Florida legislators want to cut building permit times, despite safety risk

The other day I was driving north on U.S. 19, which is the most Florida of Florida roads. I say that because it passes by a dinosaur-shaped gas station, the park that employs the Weeki Wachee …

Manatee County Names New Utilities Director

Manatee County Government’s Department of Utilities will welcome new leadership after commissioners confirmed Patrick Shea to the role during a commission meeting on Tuesday. …

Beruff Requests SWFWMD Permit Modification for Aqua by the Bay

Aqua by the Bay developer Carlos Beruff and an affiliated development entity, Cargor Partners, have submitted an application to the Southwest Florida Water Management District …

Manatee County Libraries to End Association with ALA

At Tuesday's meeting, Manatee County Commissioners voted 6-0 to end ties between the American Library Association and the Manatee County Library System. Commissioner James Satcher …

USF to Host Veterans Resource Fair on Saturday

On Saturday, the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee will host a veteran resource fair in conjunction with the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

Manatee County Making Sandbags Available

MANATEE COUNTY — Manatee County Public Works crews have been preparing for today's predicted heavy rains by preparing tons of sandbags for distribution at some of the region’s more …

Manatee County School Board District 1 sees two candidates vying for the seat. The seat is currently held by School Board Member Gina Messenger who has yet to file for reelection. …

This Week in Local Government: 1/7/24

The Manatee County Commission, the Manatee Planning Commission, the Palmetto City Commission, and the Bradenton City Council will each be in session this week.  The Palmetto City Commission will …

In a letter sent to state officials on Friday, the FDA authorized Florida to purchase medicines directly from less costly wholesalers in Canada, despite strong opposition from Big …

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