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The annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo hosted by Manatee County Government will not take place this year…

The DeSantis Veto Pen Hits Home

$5 Million in state funding requested by Sen. Jim Boyd for the City of Bradenton to construct roundabouts at three intersections where dozens of crashes have taken place was among …

Let the Voters Decide!

The League of Women Voters envisions a democracy where citizens have the right and ability to determine who represents them on governing bodies. On May 7, the League sent a letter to Supervisor of …

Wow! A year of answering your questions, sharing information, and building a community of those who want to be engaged in what's happening in Manatee County has brought us to now celebrate one year …

Interview: Carlos Santana

Humility and spirituality are the twin engines that drive Carlos Santana and the common thread that’s run through his creative and personal life dating back to when he started the Santana Blues …

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a much-anticipated decision Thursday that mifepristone, one of two pharmaceuticals used in medication abortion, can remain available under existing …

Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz is showing his support for the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposed near-total ban on employers requiring workers to sign so-called “noncompete” …

The Manatee County School Board District 5 seat for which Richard Tatem has submitted his resignation will not be contested in this year's election. Recently appointed Manatee …

On Tuesday, jurors found Hunter Biden guilty of lying to a federally licensed gun dealer, making a false claim on the application by saying he did not use illegal drugs and then …

The Reform Party has regained ballot status in Florida, meaning that its presidential nominee, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., will appear on the November ballot in the Sunshine State.

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced $1.25 billion in teacher salary increases during the fiscal year that opens on July 1 during a news conference hosted Monday by the City of Hialeah Educational Academy, a …

Cortez Man Jailed Following Shooting Incident

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that took place at a residence in the 3900 block of 116th St W in Cortez on Thursday evening. A 911 call was placed …

Free Speech for Me, But Not for Thee?

Manatee County Commissioner Kevin Van Ostenbridge fully embraced “free speech” when he ran for office in 2020. However, when it comes to the speech of the citizens he claims to represent, …

Of all the movies ever made in Florida — “Body Heat,” “Cocoon,” and “Spring Breakers,” to name a few — the one with the oddest concept was “The …

Despite a claim by the Joe Biden campaign earlier this year that “ Florida is in play ,” there’s been little indication so far in 2024 that the Sunshine State won’t go for …

In the first of two public hearings, Manatee County Commissioners moved forward with their plan to significantly underfund infrastructure required by rampant development by collecting far less in …

An attempt to reinforce Americans’ access to contraception failed Wednesday when U.S. Senate Republicans blocked a bill from advancing toward final passage.

Manatee Memorial Hospital recently notified stakeholders that as of June 1 it will no longer provide indigent and uninsured patient care with the exception of ER services required …

An Impact Fee Reminder

This Thursday, the Board of County Commissioners will have our first of two public hearings to finalize the future of our impact fees. These fees have been a source of contention with the public as …

Trump touts ‘Swamp the Vote USA'

Former President Donald Trump announced the launch of  Swamp the Vote USA on Tuesday, the latest attempt by the Republican National Committee to rally supporters behind voting early and by mail …

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