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State firm on health care funding stance
Mon  Mar 30 2015 12:30AM
Despite letters explaining the local health department provides outstanding primary care services to Sarasota and Charlotte county residents, the Florida Surgeon General’s office claims the private sector might still do … Find out how to read more online.
Williams: Carriers were hazardous, even during peacetime
Mon  Mar 30 2015 12:30AM
An aircraft carrier deck can be a dangerous place, especially at night, when the blackness is filled with the sounds of planes unseen — the whir of propellers, like a … Find out how to read more online.
Warm and mostly dry weather expected this week
Mon  Mar 30 2015 12:30AM
Residents celebrating the upcoming holiday with Easter egg hunts or other outdoor activities aren’t likely to have any weather problems. “It looks like a nice spring week across all of … Find out how to read more online.
North Porters urged to join economic talks
Mon  Mar 30 2015 12:30AM
NORTH PORT — The city of North Port is offering two more conversational meetings, called “Community Conversations on What’s Important to You,” in April to open dialogue and exchange ideas … Find out how to read more online.
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Delete, erase, shred
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — In the never-ending quest to preserve the government’s history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction. Before delete keys on computers, there were paper shredders, erase buttons on tape recorders and trash cans. Think Oliver North … read more.

Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:19AM
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation’s history. All the … read more.

Signs of discord at Iran nuke talks as deadline looms
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:19AM
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program grew frantic on Saturday amid signs of discord, with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran’s top diplomat ahead of an … read more.

Who claims what in Cuba?
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:19AM
Soon after Fidel Castro came to power, his government seized the refineries, hotels and sugar plantations that were the most visible signs of the American hold on the island’s economy. But a look at long- unsettled claims for what was … read more.

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Tech classes already happening in North Port
Sun  Mar 29 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Although the opening of the North Port campus of Suncoast Technical College is still nearly two years away, the school already offers classes in the city. “Although our hopes are to open the doors for classes in … Find out how to read more online.

Mobile clinic hits speed bump
Sat  Mar 28 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The mobile clinic operated by the Sarasota County Health Department has suspended operations for several weeks due to an injury to its only bus driver, who also doubles as the clinic’s nurse. Bob DeKeulenaere, the driver/nurse, severely injured … Find out how to read more online.

Small group brings big budget ideas
Sat  Mar 28 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — A modest crowd showed up to the city-hosted “community conversation” Thursday night at the Morgan Family Community Center, but that didn’t stop big ideas and important conversations about the city’s budget for the next fiscal year. “I … Find out how to read more online.

Gun range to close for cleanup in late April
Sat  Mar 28 2015 08:30AM
NOKOMIS — Sarasota County is getting the lead out. Friday, the county announced the pistol and rifle range at Knights Trail Park in Nokomis will be closed to the public starting April 27 for a lead remediation project overseen by … Find out how to read more online.

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