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Thursday, May 15, 2014


Published Thursday, May 15, 2014
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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has a big problem in Manatee County. It is responsible for a former phosphate mining operation that went bankrupt and left behind a toxic mess that only gets worse by the day. One effort to contain the hazard already proved disastrous. Now, they would like to build a Class I injection well and pump the problem deep into the Floridan aquifer, a process that it claims is safe and will not impact drinking or agricultural irrigation water. Manatee County Utilities is on board and has proposed that the county spend more than $20 million to build the well. For obvious reasons, many people in Manatee County are about as comfortable with this idea as elective brain surgery. I can't say I blame them.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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Reflections of Manatee, Inc. is a not-for-profit focused on preserving a very historical area along the Manatee River. Their dedication to this is admirable. Scraping together resources, they have done what most people thought to be impossible: preserve a piece of old Florida and what could be the most historically significant piece of Bradenton's beginnings. However, now they have to fight their own city, which is suing them to undo the transfer of property it approved under the oversight of Mayor Bill Evers. The suit, initiated by current Mayor Wayne Poston, seems a senseless waste of city resources and precious tax dollars.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Published Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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I'd like to thank Sheriff Steube for speaking out against marijuana at the recent Supper with the Sheriff event. The pro pot lobby doesn’t like our Sheriff educating our community. They don’t want voters to know that the constitutional amendment is not about sick family members. The pro pot campaign is about legalization, period. 

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Sunday, May 11, 2014


Published Sunday, May 11, 2014
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I grew up as the only little boy in a house of many girls. My father and I were always heavily outnumbered, sharing a three-bedroom duplex with as many as six females. That's a lot of estrogen in very tight corners, and I'd be lying if I said there weren't days when I fantasized about having been born an only child. But those little girls grew up to be some of the finest mothers I've had the pleasure to know. It's an honor to bid them a Happy Mother's Day.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014


Published Thursday, May 8, 2014
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At least one Manatee County Commissioner came to Tuesday's meeting fully prepared to stroke a $200,000 taxpayer check to fund a somewhat incoherent plan to “study” indigent health care options, now that the county has basically sat on its hands for the past year since it tried to sneak through a poorly-conceived health care sales tax in an effort to maintain an inefficient status quo. Fortunately, at least a majority of the rest had the sense not to follow Commissioner Bustle down that road.

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Sunday, May 4, 2014


Published Sunday, May 4, 2014
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With real wages adjusted for inflation flat since the early 1970's, there's long been talk of America's shrinking middle-class. Still, it came as a shock to most when a New York Times analysis recently showed that America – long the preeminent middle-class society in the world – had actually fallen behind our neighbors to the north. To understand why upward mobility is becoming less achievable in the land of the free, we need to look beyond the politics and ideologies to the realities of the 21st century.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014


Published Thursday, May 1, 2014
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For the past week, there's been a considerable uproar over the mere suggestion that the Manatee County School District would even consider selling off excess property adjacent to Miller Elementary School. I'm for keeping every bit of green space in Manatee County green, but that doesn't mean the school district still can't unload the property.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014


Published Sunday, April 27, 2014
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In the wake of the housing bust, Wall Street funds set their sights on a new target – rentals. The foreclosure mess that resulted from their toxic securitization of bad mortgages had created a massive new inventory of cheap, vacant homes. If big funds could scoop them up at pennies on the dollar by the hundreds of thousands and collect a sizeable monthly payment on each, they might be able to create a model nearly as juicy as the mortgage fiasco. The only problem is, Wall Street’s boon may once again add to Main Street’s demise.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014


Published Saturday, April 26, 2014
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At the last Board Meeting during public comments, several community members shared their concerns on the possible sale of surplus property owned by the school district adjacent to Miller Elementary. Superintendent Mills has set a public meeting for Tuesday night to address questions and concerns regarding this property. We are looking forward to working with our community to support the needs of the district and community. Last summer, the Board approved a fiscal recovery plan that included the sale of property that would enable the district to achieve fiscal stability.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014


Published Thursday, April 24, 2014
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It never ceases to amaze me how so many so-called capitalists love supposedly socialist initiatives, as long as they are the ones receiving the benefits. They cheer free markets out one side of their mouth, while asking for more subsidy, tax favoritism or rules to prohibit competition out of the other. We've seen this sort of posturing most vividly in markets like oil and gas, utilities and defense contracting. But this year, there's another industry writing checks and asking for favors in order to maintain their monopolistic advantages – beer.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Edna Mills Aug 21, 2014
Gary Payne August 16, 2014
Mabel Berry April 20, 2014
Gary Payne August 16, 2014
Thelma Bowlby August 17, 2014
Mildred Haas August 15, 2014
Virginia Townsend August 14, 2014
Richard Berger August 16, 2014
Daniel Ibasfalean August 17, 2014
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