Trump feels shutdown pressure from economists, Nancy Pelosi

In a call with reporters, White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman Kevin Hassett said Tuesday the shutdown is reducing economic growth more than predicted.
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  Gymboree preparing to file for bankruptcy and close all its stores

Bankruptcy means possibly shuttering all 900 stores the company operates under the Gymboree, Janie and Jack and Crazy 8 brands in the United States and Canada.


  Sarasota County Commissioners give the green light for new Venice Regional Hospital

Pilot opioid program gets support by Manatee County Commissioners for new funding

Bill aims at using newly-retired teachers as substitutes during shortage

School bus carrying students collides with truck in Sarasota

Sarasota County releases 2018 annual report

The 2018 report breaks down the county's most important projects, initiatives and accomplishments. It focuses on how local government works for the taxpayer and lists how tax dollars are being spent.
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Moon river: Giant ice disk spins in Maine

The ice disk is about 100 yards across and looks a bit like a full moon.

  Suncoast Man Hosts Church Safety Training Using Personal Experience As Main Motivator

Mexico Beach, FL still in shambles, 3 months after Hurricane Michael

Dog that spent more than 2 years in animal shelter finally gets adopted

Bill would require Florida businesses to check immigration status of new employees

Benefit bill could help firefighters during life-threatening cancer battle

Developer frustrated at ‘mob mentality’ against Lido Pavilion project

Man accused of using fireworks to blow up two mailboxes in North Port

Retailers come up with new ways to attract customers in digital era

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  Because of government shutdown, man who wants to start new job is stuck in IRS limbo

The truck driver said he’s found a job that’ll give him the opportunity to spend more time with his family, but there’s a snag because of the partial federal government shutdown, now in its 26th day.


  Florida may crack down on undocumented workers

Bill would require Florida businesses to check immigration status of new employees

The legislation would require private and public employers and state contractors to enroll in E-Verify, an electronic federal database within the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security.


Public hearing on proposed Venice hospital to be held Tuesday

Sarasota County School District considering ban on cell phones during school day

First Alert Weather: Cool couple of days and then a warm-up before stormy Sunday

Murky, brown water in Bradenton canal concerns residents

  Sarasota City Clerk refuses to step down, will be terminated

Sarasota City Clerk won't step down from her position.
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  'I am going to run’: Kirsten Gillibrand latest Democrat in 2020 field

Kirsten Gillibrand has already made plans to campaign in Iowa over the weekend, more than a year before the leadoff caucus state votes.

  Suspect on the run after man gunned down in Bradenton

Deputies looking for man’s boat after his body was found floating in the Manatee River

3 children die after getting trapped in freezer in north Florida

HAZ-MAT situation forces evacuation of amusement center in Sarasota