Bradenton Times News Articles
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 12-10 to pass legislation that will allow additional oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Florida. New drilling in Florida could also be coming to fragile areas such as the Everglades and Big Cypress National Preserve.more»
Urbanite Theatre's regional premiere of Lucas Hnath's critically-acclaimed Isaac’s Eye will debut at their downtown Sarasota theater on August 14.more»
Next weekend at the Manatee School School for the Arts in Palmetto, the west coast dance company WolfBird Dance will premiere their latest work.more»
Do you sometimes lie awake at night thinking about bills that need to be paid? Does it feel as though you're drowning in debt? If this describes you, you might take solace in the fact that you're not alone. A recent report released by the American Psychological Association (APA) showed that 72% of adults feel stressed about money at least some of the time, and 22% said the amount of stress they experienced was extreme.
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve been seeing this ad on TV a lot by SeaWorld claiming they don’t take orcas from the wild and that orcas live just as long in captivity as they do in the wild. Are these claims true? — Mary Cleveland, Coral Gables, FLmore»
Halfacre Construction Company, the area's oldest, most established, locally owned and operated private commercial construction company, completed the historical renovations to the Manatee County Courthouse this month.
Tomorrow's weather will be cloudy with a high of 86 and a 20 percent chance of rain. Intelligence officials say Hillary Clinton's private server contained info from 5 U.S. spy agencies; the FBI built a database for catching rapists that "almost no one" uses; a Senate bill would allow teens to drive semitrucks; a part number on recently found plane wreckage confirms it is from the Malaysian flight Boeing 777; scientists call for ban on live salamander imports to U.S. to stop skin-eating disease (click for links to stories).more»
President John F. Kennedy once remarked, "As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them." Too often, the Department of Veterans Affairs has failed in its responsibility to treat our nation's veterans with the respect they deserve and provide them with the care they need.more»
At Thursday's BOCC meeting, members debated whether to raise the millage rate for much needed capital or to look elsewhere through the budget. Administrator Ed Hunzeker stayed committed to not fund any new positions, which makes things more difficult for the Sheriff and the Tax Appraiser, who are struggling to keep up with the county's fast population growth.
A teacher at St. Stephen's Episcopal School has been chosen to participate as a student in a primary sources program given by the Library of Congress. Christina Pommer will take part in the the Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Institute this coming week in Washington, D.C., from August 3-7.more»