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Trolley faces the budget ax
Wed  Jun 21 2017 10:04AM
The Venice Trolley experiment appears to be over. This past season was the second one during which the city paid to have a trolley circulate around the island to drop … Find out how to read more online.
City mulls future marijuana laws
Wed  Jun 21 2017 10:04AM
There’s a medical marijuana bill awaiting Gov. Rick Scott’s signature that, once signed, could be a game- changer. It lays out how and who can receive marijuana licenses, and other … Find out how to read more online.
Nest Robbers
Wed  Jun 21 2017 10:02AM
Volunteers for Mote Marine Laboratory’s sea turtle patrol are out every day just after sunrise along 32 miles of beach in Sarasota County and Venice to mark new nests and … Find out how to read more online.
Battery victim in serious condition
Wed  Jun 21 2017 10:02AM
A Nokomis woman with two children who was allegedly beaten severely by her longtime boyfriend is in serious condition at Venice Regional Bayfront Health. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office issued … Find out how to read more online.
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Uber pushes its founder out
Thu  Jun 22 2017 01:19AM
DETROIT — Under Travis Kalanick’s leadership, Uber’s “Animal House”-style business plan was to grow as quickly as possible, steamrolling regulators while flouting the rules of workplace conduct. Behavior at the male-dominated company didn’t seem to matter. Riders embraced the app-based … read more.

US indexes mixed
Thu  Jun 22 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Energy stocks dove again on Wednesday as oil dropped to its lowest price since last summer, extending their dismal start to the year. Gains for health care and technology stocks helped hem in losses for broader market … read more.

Activists say Turkey bolsters its troops in northern Syria
Thu  Jun 22 2017 01:19AM
BEIRUT — Turkey bolstered its ground forces in northern Syria in a possible lead-up to renewed battles between the Turkish military and local Kurdish forces, a monitoring group and a Syrian opposition commander said Wednesday. According to the Britain-based Syrian … read more.

Prince Philip in London hospital
Thu  Jun 22 2017 01:19AM
LONDON — Prince Philip, the elderly husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been hospitalized with an infection, but Buckingham Palace said Wednesday that he’s out of bed and in good spirits. The palace didn’t paint a dire picture of his … read more.

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Senior, Havanese dog team up for therapy
Wed  Jun 21 2017 10:02AM
When Linda and Bob Carlier’s 7-year-old standard poodle passed away, they were devastated. The couple were reluctant to get another dog because Linda had undergone several surgeries on her legs, and Bob was in poor health. Neither could walk a … Find out how to read more online.

Retirement may reveal who we truly are
Wed  Jun 21 2017 10:00AM
We are the lucky ones, those of us who have survived a working life of 30, 40, 50 years and come out with enough monthly income from pension, savings or Social Security to retire. If you’ve had a relatively happy … Find out how to read more online.

Historian will lead Historic Spanish Point
Wed  Jun 21 2017 09:58AM
John McCarthy, a former county historian, was named executive director of Historic Spanish Point and Gulf Coast Heritage Association. “I am honored to be appointed executive director of Historic Spanish Point, as I believe that the site and its history … Find out how to read more online.

Rowing, yes; River Road, no
Wed  Jun 21 2017 09:58AM
While Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of $3 million in state funding for River Road, yet approving $2.5 million for the world rowing event, was a disappointment, officials vow to continue their efforts. “Apparently, that (rowing) is more important than … Find out how to read more online.

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