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As a columnist, I try to avoid shouting into the wind tunnel. As is my habit, I've tried to wait until the noise died down regarding the recent mass murder in Charleston, South Carolina, even though the event occurred while I was absorbing the recent spat of troubling altercations between white police officers and black citizens in order to explore the issue in a column. In the time since the shootings, a spate of fires set to black churches have kept tensions high. The fact that it has now been several months since there has been air in the conversation on race matters seems to suggest something more than isolated incidents.

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State officials want to abandon efforts to repopulate the endangered Florida panther in northern and central Florida. They warn that Southwest Florida has exceeded its panther carrying capacity, which has led to conflicts with people and depredation of pets and livestock.

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Daily News

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Published Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Tomorrow's weather will feature PM thunderstorms with a high of 90 and a 40 percent chance of rain. NASA's spacecraft to Pluto is on its way again after a temporary loss of contact, and has sent peach-colored photos of the dwarf planet; Pakistan and India will begin joining a security bloc led by China and Russia this week; a report claims North Korea has carried out 1,400 public executions since 2000; Adidas creates a shoe made mostly from ocean trash (click for links to stories).

Published Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A grassroots group working to help more homes and businesses generate electricity through solar power hopes to put the issue to voters via a proposed ballot referendum to amend the state constitution. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and the state's largest utilities wants the Florida Supreme Court to block it.

Published Tuesday, July 7, 2015

On the first two days of August, a special homeless pet adoption event will be held at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.

Published Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Gary Tibbetts, field representative for Vern Buchanan, will hold 'open office' for the representative of Florida's 16th district at two locations in Manatee County mid-July, the Congressman announced Monday. 

Published Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The National Junior College Athletic Association has recognized five State College of Florida student-athletes and four SCF athletic teams for their accomplishments in academia for this past school year. 

Published Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Marauders (9-3, 41-41) took sole possession of first place on Monday night by blanking Jupiter (4-8, 39-43) 3-0 at Roger Dean Stadium. RHP Frank Duncan (W, 5-4) faced one over the minimum while limiting Jupiter to two hits over seven innings and striking out five.

Published Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Port Manatee's 2015 official directory and recently redesigned website are winners. Both the directory and website are to be honored with communications awards of merit from the American Association of Port Authorities, AAPA officials announced last week.

Published Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Bradenton Marauders return home to host the Palm Beach Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals) in a three-game series that begins tonight and concludes on Thursday, July 9. All three games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.


Monday, July 6, 2015

Published Monday, July 6, 2015

Tomorrow's weather will feature PM thunderstorms with a high of 89 and a 40 percent chance of rain. Creditors press Greece after voting 'no' to bailout terms; feds say they are "determined" to scale back health insurance companies' ACA rate hike requests; Israel is building an anti-ISIS fence along its border with Jordan; a list of 1,076-plus chemicals used during fracking remains unknown to the public; AUS Agriculture Minister says gay marriage could damage the country's cow exports.

Published Monday, July 6, 2015

Over the course of 18 years, British petroleum company BP will pay Florida $3.25 billion or more for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil mega-spill, Attorney General Pam Bondi announced in a press conference Thursday in Tampa.


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Published Saturday, July 4, 2015

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This Week in Local Government: July 6-10, 2015
Published Sunday, July 5, 2015

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Published Friday, July 3, 2015

Manatee Donation Box Ordinance Now in Effect
Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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Captain Favorite's Fishing Forum: July 6, 2015
Published Monday, July 6, 2015

FWC Fish Buster's Bulletin: Bass Management is Evolving
Published Saturday, July 4, 2015

Manatee Rural Health Certificate


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Natacha Charles June 24, 2015
Emilie McAlevy June 20, 2015
Emilita Kropf July 3, 2015
Alice Cosby July 5, 2015
Rick Kinyon July 3, 2015
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Albert Kight July 1, 2015
Thomas Presha June 28, 2015
Ralph Senzamici June 26, 2015
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