Bradenton Times News Articles
Tomorrow's weather will be mostly sunny with a high of 88 and a 20 percent chance of rain. The world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050; Israel proposes harsh new measures to fight 'Jewish terrorism'; China will use artificial snow for the 2022 Winter Olympics; one-third of Olympic distance medalists are suspected of doping; 'Ultimate Frisbee' is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (click for links to stories).more»
On Monday, President Barack Obama announced major environmental policy overhaul designed to increase U.S. efforts to combat climate change. The plans would accelerate the country's move away from coal power, put more resources into renewable energy and impose reductions on carbon emissions.more»
While reviewing the most recent school board meeting, one has to wonder if Bob Gause, Chairman, and board member Dave Miner have even glanced at the policy of harassment that they recently approved.
A groundbreaking ceremony in Lakewood Ranch for the construction of the giant 'diverging diamond' traffic routing system for the University Parkway-Interstate 75 area has been delayed. The ceremony was to be held by the Florida Department of Transportation, which sent out an email Monday explaining that the postponement is due to rain and water-saturated ground.more»
First-time homebuyer classes will be offered by the Manatee Community Action Agency this month. The classes are designed to help people make wise decisions when buying their first home.more»
The Manatee County School District is seeking additional members for the Audit Committee. This Committee serves the District in six to eight meetings held throughout the year. The Committee recommends the appointment of the internal and external auditors; reviews the scope, plan and reports of the internal and external auditors; and assists in maintaining open communications between the selected auditors, the School Board and the District’s financial management.more»
At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, members voted to rezone two properties on 10th Avenue West, and surplused another property on 14th Street West. In other business, FDOT is still taking comment letters from the public about the light changes at U.S. 301 and Haben Blvd.
Tomorrow's weather will be partly cloudy with a high of 87 and a 20 percent chance of rain. An Ebola vaccine has given 100% protection in its African trial; U.S. air power will defend Syria rebel forces; Kurdish villagers under fire in PKK-controlled Iraq say Turkey is 'no different from ISIS'; heat records have been set across the world this summer; Greek shares plunge as market reopens (click for links to stories).more»
It goes without saying that both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have high odds of carrying Florida should one of them win the Republican nomination for president. As the primary season plays out, both will also have a major advantage in winning the southern swing state when registered Florida GOP voters decide who their party's nominee should be. But Rubio may not be able to rely upon the support of his fellow Cuban-Americans as much he would hope.more»
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that Port Manatee has been awarded $326,250 in grant money. The grant will go toward strengthening the port's security.more»