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Tech classes already happening in North Port
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:00AM
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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
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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Pedal & Play benefits riders and community
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — For some of the more than 600 riders who joined together in Saturday’s Sixth Annual Pedal & Play in Paradise, the bicycle event was a chance for recreation, whether the distance was 15, 30 or 62 miles. … Find out how to read more online.

Jobless rate falls as snowbirds come to nest
Sat  Mar 28 2015 08:30AM
Fueled by a record-breaking number of seasonal visitors, and the jobs they bring, hiring increased across the board and across the region last month. The jobless rate in Charlotte County dropped to 6.1 percent in February, down from 6.4 percent … Find out how to read more online.

Buffered impact
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:00AM
MURDOCK — As Charlotte County, once again, extended the moratorium on nontransportation impact fees, a split within the commission continues, delaying a long-term solution. Citing the ongoing need to stimulate a still-ailing local economy, county officials this week prolonged until … Find out how to read more online.

North Port now has a ‘Little Free Library’
Sat  Mar 28 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Next time you’re at the George Mullen Activity Center, take a look at the newest addition, a “Little Free Library,” which is part of a program that uses the “take a book, leave a book” honor system … Find out how to read more online.

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